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"Massive demand" changes pre-order exclusives for Lost Planet 2

by: Chad -
More On: Lost Planet 2
A couple of months ago, Capcom stated that GameStop pre-orders for Lost Planet 2 would be unique.  The Gamestop pre-orders would net players an exclusive Albert Wesker skin (from Resident Evil) and a special revolver.  Capcom announced today that the exclusive received "such massive demand" that now everyone who purchases the game will get those two bonuses.

The new exclusive (at least for now) is the ability to download to new maps of 8 vs 8 multiplayer action.  Find out more about the two maps in the press release. 

Side note: split-screen multiplayer will also be available in Lost Planet 2
Pre-Order Incentives
Fans who pre-order Lost Planet 2 at GameStop locations in North America will be able to download two new maps where they can engage in battle during the 16-player multiplayer versus modes of Lost Planet 2. Originally announced as a GameStop exclusive, the playable skin of Resident Evil 5’s Albert Wesker and the powerful Magnum Revolver weapon received such massive demand, Capcom decided to give them to everyone who purchased the game.

The new map packs include:

The underwater NEVEC mining facility houses several layers and twisted corridors. Swim between the layers, or dive to the bottom to change your point of attack. Aqua Catapults can launch you to the upper levels in a hurry, and you must learn every corner and get the upper hand on your enemies.

Back to the Island
The shady atoll of Island 902 is broken into wide open spaces and compact interiors. Choose your battlefield from the beaches to the battered carrier, or explore a new dimension in the underwater battle. Control the bridge to dominate the map, but beware attacks from all sides.

To battle on these two new map packs, you can pre-order now at: (http:// www.gamestop.com/)

After months of speculation, the development team that brought localized splitscreen gameplay to Resident Evil 5 has confirmed that they will be doing it again. With the introduction of two-player splitscreen gameplay to Lost Planet 2, gamers can join the battle for control of the precious thermal energy on E.D.N III alongside a friend from the same living room.

For more information and assets, check out our press center at: http:// press.capcom.com

Also be sure to check out our official blog at http:// www.capcom-unity.com.

Lost Planet 2 will be released for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 on May 18, 2010.