Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z is, on paper, a fantastic idea. But does that elevator pitch match what developer Spark Unlimited has offered up to gamers on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3? The short, and unfortunate, answer is no. No it does not.
Yesterday I had no good words to spare for Capcom and Spark Unlimited's westernized take on the Lost Planet franchise. The third game in the series looked trite, boring, predictable and the exact kind of embodiment of everything gamers complain about in the AAA space. Well guess what? It is.
Capcom's Lost Planet 3 is currently going through an exercise of what happens when you take an established concept and then try to neutralize it with the most generic AAA offerings a marketing team can muster for a product. This game, that no one asked for and no one will remember, is launching tomorrow on August 27th for the Xbox 360, PS3 and PC... and no one will be there.
Capcom producer and project leader for Lost Planet 3, Andrew Szymanski, had a few things to say about Lost Planet 3 and made some comparisons of what the game was like and what the game was not like...and it's not like Lost Planet 2.
Today Capcom released the very first footage from Lost Planet 3's multiplayer component. It's short on details but compensates with a lot of action.
A new video walkthrough has been released for Lost Planet 3, sporting some actual gameplay footage of the giant mech that Spark has been parading on about since the game's announcement. The near 10 minute video won't disappoint as not only will the video give you plenty of action but there's a nice fatality in there for one of the akrid.
For Lost Planet 3 Capcom and Spark Unlimited are taking a slightly different direction when it comes to the campaign mode and while a lack of co-op was always known about the game, what a lot of people probably didn't know is that Lost Planet 3 will be more exploration and suspense driven than its predecessor.
At Tokyo Game Show, Dead Rising producer Keiji Inafune revealed more about his upcoming game Yaiba. For starters, he revealed the full title: Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z.
The latest trailer for Lost Planet 3 is a collage of story cinematics and in-game play. Unfortunately, it's a little hard to distinguish what's actual gameplay and what's actual cinematic. While some gamers might applaud this as a pro-move from Spark to make the transitions seamless, a lot of the content seems to lend itself more-so to the side of quick-time events.
Following Lost Planet 3's surprise announcement during Capcom's annual Captivate event, a batch of fresh screenshots for Spark Unlimited's shooter has surfaced.
At Captivate 2012, Capcom announced that they will release Lost Planet 3 in early 2013. This morning they sent out the first trailer and screenshots for the third-person shooter.