Set before the events of the original game, Lost Planet 3 is the most challenging encounter ever experienced on the bitterly hostile and deadly world of E.D.N. III. You play as Jim Peyton, a rig pilot who leaves Earth to take on a hazardous but lucrative Nevec contract on E.D.N. III to support his struggling family, but soon realizes that the threats he faces on the brutal ice planet far surpass anything he expected. The indigenous Akrid are bigger and deadlier than ever and, brutal ice storms threaten at any time.