188w ago - Today JustPushStart.com (linked above) has confirmed that Lost Planet 2 for PlayStation 3, which arrives next week, requires a mandatory 4.61GB PS3 HDD installation.
Hopefully this means the next installment won't be as sluggish as the PlayStation 3 port of Lost Planet: Extreme Condition.
The story takes place back on E.D.N. III 10 years after the events of the first game. The snow has melted to reveal jungles and more tropical areas that have taken the place of more frozen regions.
The game will center on an ongoing civil war to gain T-ENG (Thermal-ENerGy). The player(s) will assume control of several different factions such as Yuri's Snow Pirates, NEVEC (NEo-VEnus Construction) and many other groups battling the Akrid, a race of large insects native to E.D.N. III.
The Akrid have expanded their armies and return much more powerful in Lost Planet 2.
For those curious, Capcom's Lost Planet 2 will arrive on the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and Microsoft Windows in North America and Europe on May 11, 2010 and in Japan on May 20, 2010.
To quote: "Mandatory installation for PS3 games released by Capcom has been a trend lately. We've been forced to do mandatory installations for games such as Devil May Cry 4 and Resident Evil 5.
You can now add Lost Planet 2 to this list too. The required space for the installation is 4.61 GB, which is almost as big as a one single-layer DVD. Please allow at least five to ten minutes for the installation to finish."
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Dont the game designers even consider the fact that some people did buy a 20gb ps3 (80gb here) just a few games from capcom and ur gonna fill the ps3 up and then what? buy a bigger hard drive. sony need to offer the HDD upgrade to the US owners just like they did in japan (i think they were sending back 250gb drives with a trade in of your old one) if i got that wrong please correct me.