Lost Planet: Extreme Condition is a third-person shooter video game developed and published by Capcom for Xbox 360, Microsoft Windows and PlayStation 3. The game was released on the Xbox 360 in Japan in December 2006, and North America and PAL regions in January 2007; on the PC in North America and PAL regions in June 2007; and on the PlayStation 3 worldwide in February 2008.
The PlayStation 3 and Microsoft Windows version of Lost Planet received mixed reviews, but more positive reception for the Xbox 360 version. The game sold over a million copies worldwide by April 2007. In May, 2008, a gold edition of the game, titled Lost Planet: Colonies was released.
A sequel, Lost Planet 2, was announced in February 2009 and was available for purchase in May 2010. On April 10, 2012, a prequel titled Lost Planet 3 was announced and will be released sometime in 2013.
Lost Planet takes place in the year known in the game as T.C. -80 on the fictional planet of E.D.N. III. After the Earth's conditions become too hostile for humans due to war, global warming and pollution, a fictional interstellar megacorporation named Neo-Venus Construction (NEVEC) plans to colonize E.D.N. III, a new Earth-like planet in grip of a brutal ice age. NEVEC discover that E.D.N. III is inhabited by an aggressive and territorial insectoid alien species named the Akrid, which come in all shapes and sizes and generate their own precious thermal energy. 150 years after a great war was fought in which the humans lost to the Akrid, the plot of the game revolves around Wayne Holden, a soldier who attempts to overthrow NEVEC, who still vie for control over E.D.N. III, and help colonization efforts for the remainder of the human race by destroying the Akrid, all the while attempting to survive both betrayals and the extreme conditions of the planet.