This game is a prequel to the original. The planet E.D.N. II is currently experiencing an ice age. The game follows the story of Jim Peyton, a colonist who is working for NEVEC and helping mine the planet and sending minerals back to Earth, where his family awaits him.
The Story So Far:
Lost Planet 3 returns to a more story-driven adventure. Through the game's mission mechanics, players have the ability to pursue main quests or side-quests, which allow you to help the colonists on the planet. The game has many open exploration elements to it, that allow you to pursue quests in a variety of different ways.
Jim Peyton is the main character of the game, however - this game features a whole variety of other characters.
These characters include -
Grace Peyton - She is the wife of Jim and the mother of his children.
Jenette Diaz - She is Jim's predecessor and an accomplished utility rig pilot who joined the Coronis crew on their maiden voyage to E.D.N. III. She mysteriously went missing a year and a half into their mission.
Phil Braddock - Braddock is the head of the NEVEC crew and runs the operations at Coronis base on E.D.N. III.