Saturday, November 04, 2006

Lost Planet getting Collected

While most limited editions of games offer up the same helping of concept art books, making-of videos, and the occasional game soundtrack, Capcom is taking a different route.

The publisher is hoping that the Collector's Edition of Lost Planet: Extreme Condition convinces multiplayer maniacs to pay an extra 10 bucks not only for the requisite bonus goodies, but for exclusive early access to a multiplayer map. The Lost Planet CE will retail for $69.99 (versus the $59.99 standard edition) and will hit shelves on January 12.

Capcom did not give specific details on the multiplayer map, but it did say that it would be free to everyone sometime in the summer. Also included in the CE is a concept art book, multimedia files including wallpapers, videos, and screenshots, and a soundtrack of select songs from the game.

Bungie used a similar incentive with Halo 2 to get gamers to pay for multiplayer maps. A few maps were made available for gamers willing to pay for early access to them, and then several months later were made free for all gamers.

Lost Planet: Extreme Condition is rated T for Teen. For more information, read GameSpot's previous coverage.

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