Capcom have already made it clear that they are planning to extend the reach of the Lost Planet franchise, but so far details have been nonexistent.

However, the company recently registered a trademark application with the US Patent and Trademark Office for what appears to be a game title. 'Lost Planet Colonies' may only be a concept at this stage, but it will certainly fuel the rumours that a new Lost Planet game for the PlayStation3 and Xbox 360 is on its way.

Capcom representatives were today unable to confirm or deny these rumours, but watch this space for further news.