Lost Planet 3 will be released in early 2013, a leaked trailer for the game has revealed.

Although quickly pulled, the CGI trailer was spotted by those quick off the mark, revealing not only the 2013 release date, but the fact Spark Unlimited is helming the project.

The trailer also shows Xbox 360 and PS3 as confirmed platforms, not mentioning the PC.

You'll find the trailer linked to over on NeoGAF.

The trailer points to a return to the snow covered landscape of the first game, plus the possibility of mech melee combat.

The choice of Spark Unlimited is an odd choice, having previously delivered the quite awful Turning Point and Legendary: The Box.