Originally, Lost Planet 2 preorders from Gamestop were going to allow players exclusive access to the Resident Evil 5 Albert Wesker skin and Magnum Revolver weapon during the game. Due to popular demand, Capcom has changed this and made the skin and Revolver available to everyone who purchases the game.
Now the question will be if they are available from the start or if they will be unlockables. As a result, Gamestop now offers two exclusive multiplayer maps. Available for the game’s 16 player online multiplayer, Helix and Back to the Island will be downloadable for those who preorder.
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.
In addition to this new preorder bonus, Capcom announced that Lost Planet 2 will feature two player split screen. Not found often enough in an age of online multiplayer, many fans miss the split screen feature which allows them to play cooperatively with friends in the same room together.
In a game populated by soaring mechs and gargantuan akrids, having a buddy by your side in addition to the four player online cooperative multiplayer will without a doubt lead to a better experience.
Check out some screen shots from the game below. Lost Planet 2 hits store shelves May 18.