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The game based on the hit TV series has been pushed back to Q1 2008, but it's now synced up with ABC's new schedule. At the Comic-Con show in San Diego Ubisoft is spilling the beans on more Lost details. John Gaudiosi reports...

SAN DIEGO—Ubisoft will use the world's largest comic book convention, Comic-Con, to unveil the first trailer for its upcoming Lost video game. The gameplay trailer will be shown as part of the Lost Season 4 panel today, which will take place in Ballroom 20 at 5 p.m. at the San Diego Convention Center. Co-creator/executive producer Damon Lindelof and executive producer Carlton Cuse will discuss the upcoming season of the show, as well as the upcoming Lost Season 3 DVD boxed set, and the video game.

Ubisoft also announced that the game, which ships for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC, has been pushed back to a Q1 2008 release. This will sync up with the ABC show's new schedule, which will continue for three more years but will feature abbreviated 16-episode seasons. The last episode will air in 2010. Originally, the game was going to ship this fall in tandem with the Season 3 DVD release.

The lead members of the Lost development team from Ubisoft's famed Montreal Studio were in Los Angeles Wednesday to show ABC executives and members of the Lost TV production team the latest build of the game. The new game will explore a new adventure set within the Lost universe.

Helene Juguet, senior director of marketing for Ubisoft, said the development team has worked closely with ABC Studios and the show's producers to create a compelling storyline that has the same mystery, adventure and intensity fans of the show have come to expect from the Lost brand.

"The sense of adventure and suspense that we strive for in the show is also captured in the Lost video game," said Lindelof and Cuse. "Ubisoft has done a fantastic job and come up with a game that is visually amazing and imaginative both on its own and as an extension of the world of the show."

Players will assume the role of a passenger on the ill-fated Oceanic flight 815 who survives the crash and is stranded on the uncharted island in the Pacific Ocean. As the player begins to unravel mysteries of the island, new secrets about your character are revealed. Players will have to understand their character's past mistakes in order to survive and find their way home.

The game will incorporate familiar locations and will feature main characters from the show. Gameplay will involve solving puzzles, outsmarting enemies, battling the smoke monster, and overcoming many other challenges to survive the island and ultimately come out alive.

"We're very excited to be working with Ubisoft to develop a game that captures the same surprise and intrigue as Lost," said Bruce Gersh, senior vice president, business development, ABC Entertainment and ABC Studios. "The series has such a loyal audience, and we're happy to bring fans an additional way to interact and engage with their favorite characters."

Although this is the first next-gen console game based on Lost, Gameloft has released a cell phone game and iPod game, Lost: The Mobile Game, based on the ABC show. Last summer, the show creators worked with ABC on a viral online game experience that explored an original story that connected the second and third seasons of the show. The Lost Experience did not feature actual gameplay, but rather required plenty of Web surfing, TV and DVD viewing and detective work to splice together the embedded story.

Source: Game Daily

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