Lost Planet 3 is set to stay frosty for a lot longer than expected. As part of a press release detailing its upcoming line-up, publisher Capcom cheekily confirmed that Spark Unlimited’s snowy sequel has been delayed until 27th August in North America and 30th August in Europe. It had been expected to release at the end of June.

When asked about the reason behind the delay, a company spokesperson told Eurogamer.net that it was due to “business reasons”, leaving us scratching our heads. Summer seems like a solid window for the title, so we’re not quite sure why it’s been pushed closer to Grand Theft Auto V and the various holiday big hitters. Maybe the publisher wants to move it away from The Last of Us?

Either way, we’ll have lots more on the Akrid-infested adventure over the coming weeks. Capcom’s next title is Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen, which is due out on 23rd April in North America and 26th April in Europe. It’ll be followed by Resident Evil: Revelations in late May.

[via eurogamer.net]