31st August: 14:50 GMT
Peacefrog has kindly sent us a more detailed description based on the magazine article.
Little more videogame info for you. The Creative Director of the game Nicolas Eypert says the game won't solve the mystery, but
" What it will reveal is the answer for your charactor...It's not necessarily the answer for the show, but it's maybe part of the answer." Elliot is an amnesiac photojournalist, and he should be considered one of the redshirts in the background.
Elliots story arc will "start in season One before the opening of the hatch, spans season Two, and covers a little territory from season Three." The game is targeted to the shows fans, "but not the fanatics". "It should be easy to play for anyone who's watched at least a few episodes, and knows several of the main charactors."
Confirmed charactors are: Jack, Kate, Sawyer, Sayid, Hurley, and Locke. They may have to use soundalikes for the voices. Main Losties will have a helpful role. Hurley will trade goods, Locke will lead you through the jungle and fix things, and Sawyer will "offer off-color nicknames for your charactor."
Story elements like females and their baby troubles will not be part of the game. Each episode will kick off will some sort of crisis shared by elliot and the other losties. For instance an early level has Elliot attempting to stop a fuel leak at the crash site before it blows everyone up. He will often use his camera to take photo evidence to show losties what he has found.
Elliot will have his own flashbacks that will explain his past, why he was in Sydney, and "what issues need resolving to escape the island." Some flashbacks will be triggered by converstions or certain items you find, and some will be fuzzy until you sort out more memories. Elliot will also gain access to the famed Dharmanet, and chat with people who may or may not be the Others.
Expect plenty of action too as you will be running from smokie, polar bears, and "Others snipers". The black Rock is confirmed, as well as a unstable dynamite level. D&C go on to say that making a new charactor was necessary because we already know what Jack and company were doing all this time. This story takes place in what Carlton describes as a parallel world to Lost. " It's not literally the same canon, it expands on certain things that are in the show, and it kind of follows its own path." Damon mentions that Elliot is able "to explore a couple of areas of the island that our charactors either haven't found, or have chosen not to explore.."
Carlton follows by saying "the charactor explores things that you have seen on the show that you maybe wanted to know more about."
There are a few more minor tidbits that i will leave for you guys to peruse at Borders. The only new pics were of Locke w/ Hurley, the Hydra room Jack was held in, and the Black Rock. The Pics look great, and the GRAW engine is well known for its awesome explosion effects, so I am looking forward to palying this. At least a rental. On PS3 and Xbox 360 around the same time as the new season.
Update: 31st August
Thanks to Leslie's a Bitchin Name for posting some additional information over in the Media Mentions section of the site.
Thanks to peacefrog for the following info on the new lost game.