The game centres on Wayne and his struggle with both rival Snow Pirate clans and large native creatures called Akrid that inhabit the planet. Wayne who searches for the Green Eye, a large creature that killed his father. Most of the game revolves around combat. Wayne can use a variety of weapons, like machine guns, shotguns, and rocket launchers. In addition to hand-held weapons, Wayne can pilot an assortment of robot suits called Vital Suits (VSs).The Akrid are a hostile, bug-like species, which come in many forms. The Snow Pirates use the same kinds of handheld weapons and VSs that Wayne does. The game will have multiplayer support on Xbox Live and Capcom is aiming for 32 players online. Cooperative play and competitive play have been confirmed - with a new video released during X'06 demonstrating the multiplayer component in more detail.