There may have been some rumors floating around about Lost Planet 2 potentially being a timed exclusive for the Xbox 360 in Japan. This came from a release schedule update on the official Japanese site for the game, but Joystiq has clarified things.
Capcom USA has confirmed that the highly anticipated sequel will launch for both the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 on the same day, although it may "ship a bit earlier in Japan (like RE5), but US/European releases will be simultaneous." Unfortunately, we still don't have an exact release date, but Capcom PR director Chris Kramer admitted that "winter is the best we can do right now." From our point of view, we would strongly suggest waiting until after the holidays; that lineup is absolutely insane, and perhaps something like Lost Planet 2 will get overlooked. Quantic Dream has already decided to let Heavy Rain miss 2009 for this very reason, and we definitely applaud that decision. Much of a game's success can depend on when it releases to market and what its direct competition is; if Capcom's sequel has to go up against the likes of Modern Warfare 2 , Uncharted 2: Among Thieves and Assassin's Creed 2 (among others), sales could suffer. For our part, we're not that interested in Lost Planet 2 , but we know there are plenty of fans out there.
Therefore, we'll be sure to let you know when Capcom nails down a solidified release date.
Related Game(s): Lost Planet 2