Lost Planet 3 is a prequel to Capcom's infamous Lost Planet series, taking place before the original Lost Planet, uncover the concealed dangers frozen on the dark planet of E.D.N. III! Locked in an ice-age, many years before previous events in the series, many mysteries revolve around the planet itself and the antagonist, Neo-Venus Construction's human colonist. Set with many role-playing elements, the story will be led by the player through NPC-interaction, side-quests, equipment and rig upgrades using items scavenged from fights.
Playing as Jim Peyton, a utility rig pilot, you leave the comfort of Earth for new opportunities in space to prevent Earth's energy-crisis. The utility rig vehicle opens up some unique gameplay features, allowing you to be protected against otherwise dangerous climate change and useful tools that will aide you throughout your missions. As far as combat is concerned, standard melee and gun-based mechanics will be your arsenal.