'Lost' world offers game, mobisodes, books

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SAN DIEGO -- Although Comic-Con International lost a scoop when ABC executives let slip this week that actor Harold Perrineau would be rejoining the cast of "Lost," fans attending the show's panel Thursday were still rewarded with the first look at the video game based on the show.

Included in the more-than-hourlong discussion by the show's co-creator/executive producer, Damon Lindelof, and executive producer Carlton Cuse were 30 seconds of footage of the game being developed by Ubisoft.

And there's more to come from the "Lost" universe, Lindelof said.

"It will allow us to focus our time and energy into creating separate medias like the game, mobisodes, another 'Lost Experience,' and we have a couple of cool book ideas that tie into the show," he said. "This will allow us to really supervise that stuff and be involved."

The first-person action game for the Microsoft Xbox 360, Sony PlayStation 3 and PC will be released in February to coincide with the debut of the fourth "Lost" season. Gamers will be able to play as a survivor of Oceanic Flight 815, exploring familiar locations, unraveling mysteries and puzzles as well as interacting with the main characters on the show.

Cuse noted that development of the game by Ubisoft's Montreal studios is in its early stage but promised it will be a "really cool" experience for fans.

Perrineau made an appearance during the panel, and though he offered little details on his character's return, he did say he had known about the move for some time but kept silent while he did other projects, including the film "28 Weeks Later."
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