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Capcom confirm Lost Planet 2 split screen and pre-order incentives

Submitted by on Thursday, 25 February 2010No Comment

Capcom have spoilt us with a raft of new information about its upcoming game – Lost Planet 2.  Amongst this nestles the fantastic news that a split screen co-op mode has been included.

As online gaming grows ever popular, it seems developers have less of a motivation to include a split screen multi-player mode.  For those who have ever crowded round a TV to play Goldeneye, or Bomberman, this is a real shame.

There’s a real satisfaction to seeing your opponent vanquished – or indeed – the  combined feeling of triumph in a co-op game, that playing online can’t really replicate.

Capcom feel our pain.  In a statement released today they had the following to say;

“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.”

This is fantastic news.  They also had some more information to share regarding pre-order incentives when you shop at GameStop;

“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.”

The more we hear about this game, the more excited we get.  Does the news of split screen float your boat?

As always, let us know in the comments.