Capcom has announced some of the multiplayer modes in Lost Planet 3, the sequel to a grand shooter in which you could freely play the entire campaign cooperatively. It was almost enough to make up for the lack of a horde mode in a game that was so perfectly suited for a horde mode. Two of the four multiplayer modes in Lost Planet 3 are scenario mode and akrid mode (“akrid” is the name of the monsters in Lost Planet).
Scenario Mode sets each team a series of either offensive or defensive challenges and mixes them up with the extreme and unpredictable conditions of E.D.N. III. Players can compete in both third person on-foot action and in first person combat using the futuristic Vital Suits, making this a dynamic gameplay experience.
It sounds a bit like the dynamic team-based objectives that made Killzone 3 and Max Payne 3 such great multiplayer games. But here’s the one that really stands out:
Akrid Survival sees two teams of three players compete independently of each other in a series of encounters against waves of hostile Akrid before the teams go head to head in a final PvP elimination round.
I don’t know why you’d want to ruin a perfectly good horde mode by then making me fight the other guys, but I’ll take what I can get.
Lost Planet 3 comes out August 27.