Capcom To Do Pacific Rim Collaboration With Lost Planet 3

By Ishaan . July 26, 2013 . 5:30pm

Capcom will be doing some sort of a collaboration between Guillermo del Toro’s Pacific Rim film and Lost Planet 3 in Japan, according to an Anime Anime report (via: ANN).


Pacific Rim will hit Japan on August 9th, while Lost Planet 3 will be released on August 29th. More details regarding the collaboration will be announced at a later date.


Lost Planet 3 takes place on a planet called EDN III, and allows you to fight Akrid aliens both on foot as well as in a mech (called “Rigs”). Meanwhile, Pacific Rim is a film where mechs (called “Yaegers”) do battle with Kaiju monsters. The similarities between the two are what resulted in the collaboration.


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  • ✖Samuel Blanco✖

    Top notch investigation there, eh.

  • MrSirFeatherFang

    I haven’t seen the film, but I believe it’s Jaegers not Yaegers (because I think the former is German for Hunters) :D
    edit: ooooh man, I see why you got it wrong, ANN has it wrong lol

    • Tom_Phoenix

      Technically, it’s Jägers. =P

      Don’t worry, I’m just messing around. XD

      • MrSirFeatherFang

        oh you, yes I do know that lol

  • Hollowkoopa

    It will probably be a DLC costume of some sort hope this comes to the US.

  • ShadowDivz

    …Why am i not surprised?

  • Will John

    Omg this is aweeeesommmmmeeeeeeeeee

  • manofsan

    First Valve collaborates with Pacific Rim by giving them permission to use GlaDOS from Portal.
    Now Capcom collaborates with Pacific Rim for Lost Planet 3 to bring Kaiju there.
    So does that mean that the universes of Portal and Lost Planet are somehow connected, by way of Pacific Rim?

    • quasadra

      seeing where the kaiju came from, everything is potentially connected.

  • Abend


  • Aristides

    I <3 that movie, if they make special DLC for LP3 and bring it over to the US I'm buying the game.

    • Vash bane

      cant wait to see that movie

      • Aristides

        It’s every Anime-Mech fan’s dream movie lol SO worth watching.

  • Solomon_Kano

    I would be SO hype for this if LP3 actually looked good. Pacific Rim was glorious.

    • AndyLC

      The Capcom we knew is no more.

      (Well ok there’s still Monster Hunter… and Dragon’s Dogma is lookin neat)

  • brian

    Do we know if Pacific Rim did well worldwide so far?

    • Solomon_Kano

      It’s doing slightly better globally than it is in the US. All said and done, it’ll probably finish in the $300-mil range. It’s yet to open in Japan and China.

      • M’iau M’iaut

        For all the pops Rim has received, that’s really kind of disappointing results, IMO.

        • Solomon_Kano

          By any metric these numbers are disappointing. It was supposed to be a big summer tentpole flick, Transformers numbers, and instead it’s getting swamped by everything else. Pity too, since it was a good watch.

          Only real consolation I can give GDT on this one is that he can take pride in the knowledge that it’s not The Lone Ranger.

          • M’iau M’iaut

            No actor anyone recognizes, a director who is damn polarizing, too brutal for anyone under 13, and Godzilla 2014 is already being marketed heavy. No reason for anyone outside the fandom to go see it.

          • Solomon_Kano

            I dunno about your assessment on the actors recognition. It would probably be better put as “Not enough actors anyone recognizes” as Idris Elba and Charlie Hunnam have prominent projects under their collective belt.

            I think it’s more a matter of the crowd that recognizes these actors not being the same crowd that a movie like this would appeal to. They’re no Brad Pitt or Tom Cruise, but they do have sizable followings.

            The Godzilla bit… eh. Marketing for that began with Comic-Con. It’s not a large audience outside of genre enthusiasts who pay attention to CC. So marketed, yes. Heavy, no, not at this point. I’d also wager that Godzilla being a year away probably didn’t affect many people’s decision to not see Pacific Rim.

            GDT’s relative unpopularity, the niche appeal of a flick like this on a global scale, and the competition it went up against are really what killed this movie.

          • Michael Connell

            Curse you, Grown Ups 2!!! (shakes fist)

          • Solomon_Kano

            I almost cried when that beat out PR at the box office. IS THERE NO JUSTICE!?

    • Well, for starters, it got it’s 190 Million in Production costs back on it’s first 2 weeks since launch. And that’s before it was even released in Japanese (and I think Chinese) theaters, as well.

      Folks, Giant Robots are back in vogue! Hopefully, this has also paved a road for the Super Robot Wars franchise to become relevant to all western audiences. I know my wallet is ready, just as my body is!

  • jeka69

    Jaeger’s pilot suit DLC. Calling it.

  • XypherCode

    The movie was pretty awesome especially in 3D. :)

  • Spirit Macardi

    Who else now wants to see Pacific Rim represented in the next SRW?

  • Michael Connell

    Perhaps my wish for Pacific Rim to show up in the next Super Robot Taisen game will come true after all…

    • Oh gods, yes! Pacific Rim and Megas XRL, if possible!

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