Lost Planet 3's been confirmed by a trailer that appeared, and has since been pulled, from YouTube.
Controversially, the trailer named Spark Unlimited, the studio responsible for mediocre shooter Legendary: The Box, as the developer in charge of the series' latest instalment.
The all-CGI footage showed a new protagonist being pursued by alien beasts on an icy planet. The wise-cracking hero then boarded a giant mech before grappling with an even bigger monster in a snowy showdown.
The video confirmed the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 sequel will release in "early 2013".
Spark Unlimited is based in California and worked on Call of Duty spin-off Finest Hour for Xbox, GameCube and PS2.
The developer later created first-person shooters Turning Point: Fall of Liberty for Codemasters and fellow shooter Legendary: The Box, both of which were released in 2008 and received middling review scores.
The studio was rumoured to be working on Star Wars: Battlefront 3 earlier this year.
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