Capcom has indicated players will only take control of one mech in the Lost Planet 3 single-player campaign."For the single-player campaign, Jim – and the player – will only be using one Rig," said Project Lead Andrew Szymanski.
"This is important as that Rig is Jim's personal property and it factors in very heavily to the narrative. That is not to say that other mechs won’t appear piloted by other characters, however." "In terms of handling,"
"In terms of handling,"Szymanski added, "the Rig is deliberately designed to be a huge, lumbering, tough, durable piece of machinery that is built to take the harsh conditions of the planet and keep on going and thus its abilities, upgrades, and attachments all keep that in mind."
"So far we've shown the Claw Arm on the left side of the Rig that can be upgraded with a Winch to allow the claw to be shot out like a projectile, as well as the Drill Arm on the right side of the Rig that is, of course, used to destroy chunks of ice as well as fight Akrid. There are many more upgrades and attachments to be discovered."
Will one mech improve Lost Planet's formula? Could it act as a Pikachu-like companion? Let us know below.
Capcom: 'Only one playable mech' in Lost Planet 3
17 September 2012 | By Nick Akerman