The legendary Daniel Boone was famous for once saying "I have never been lost, but I will admit to being confused for several weeks." Perhaps Capcom can relate. This is the third time Capcom has moved the goal posts on Lost Planet 3. What started as an "early 2013" release became June, which has now become August 27.
Lost Planet 3 continues the snow-and-giant-monsters motif set by the previous games as the muscle-bound Jim Peyton researches energy sources on the planet E.D.N. III. While the details are still scant, we can be certain that the "researching" will involve shooting monsters until they explode, which sounds like good lab work if you can find it. While sequentially a greater number than the previous installments, Lost Planet 3 has been described as "an open world prequel of sorts".
Hopefully the two month slip won't be too distressing to anxious fans. While Capcom hasn't commented on the change, recent press releases simply mention the new date.
While the previous Lost Planet games have been developed directly by Capcom, this latest installment is coming from Spark Unlimited. They got their start with Call of Duty: Finest Hour and went on to release other shooters like Turning Point: Fall of Liberty and Legendary. They also have Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z in the works for 2013 as well.
Lost Planet 3 will launch on August 27 for Xbox 360, Playstation 3, and PC.