So far, the trailers from Capcom’s upcoming Lost Planet spin-off E.X. Troopers have shown a much lighter side of the game’s frantic combat but not this pair of high octane madness. Watch as the bright and colorful characters take down swarms of giant insectoid monsters like its going out of style. The only problem is that E.X. Troopers is brimming with the unique sense of style it creates, so the game in itself is an inexplicable conundrum, and that’s probably why Capcom doesn’t think the world can handle a foreign release.
Actually, they just don’t want a fun game to ruin the image of their super serious upcoming shooter Lost Planet 3.
Import gems are becoming a rare thing these days with the Internet abuzz on all the latest games overseas and most Japanese publishers willing to let their small games fill in the dwindling niche market. However, this is one you should definitely keep an eye out for. It has all the makings of a “why didn’t we get that one!?” classic.
Kids these days are spoiled with the ease of importing, and there are plenty of ways to beat back the threat of global lockout. Some older cartridge based consoles actually required you to file away the plastic to get the cartridges to fit in a foreign machine. To play E.X. Troopers, all you need is a Japanese PSN account, and it’s very easy to get one. Just don’t expect the game to be in English.
If you haven’t already, check out our demo impressions and give the free trial a few quick runthroughs. If the demo proves to be little light on action for you, then take these new trailers as a better example of the fun times a more intense mission will create.
E.X. Troopers is being released in just a few weeks out here in Japan for the PlayStation 3 and Nintendo 3DS. Be sure to let Capcom know you want this game by any means necessary! There’s already a Facebook page dedicated to getting this thing localized, but it only stands at 12 people after a week. Get the word out!
[via All Games Beta]