The Lost Planet franchise has experienced some peculiar ups and downs since it was let loose on the world in 2006. The original Lost Planet found a solid footing in the third person shooter arena and there was much hope from its loyal following that the franchise would flourish. Sadly what actually happened was Lost Planet 2 was released to both critical and user dismay, bordering on uproar, resulting in poor sales quickly followed by what seemed like the death of a franchise with potential. Fast forward a few years and Capcom are back with a new plan! Outsourcing the development of Lost Planet 3 to western developers, Spark (previously Spark Unlimited) and taking more than a little inspiration from other very successful franchises like Dead Space, can Capcom bring Lost Planet back from abyss effectively rebooting the franchise with a prequel? No, no they can’t.