Resident Evil 5 Director Working On E.X. Troopers

By Ishaan . June 30, 2012 . 7:03pm

As previously reported, Capcom’s Lost Planet spin-off, E.X. Troopers, is being produced by one of the producers of the Monster Hunter series, Shintaro Kojima. Kojima worked as assistant producer on Monster Hunter Tri and was one of the planners for Monster Hunter Freedom 2 (and Freedom Unite).


Yesterday, Capcom held a stage event for the game at their ongoing “Capcom Game Jam” event in Japan, and 4Gamer, who were in attendance, report that E.X. Troopers is being directed by Yasuhiro Anpo. What has Anpo worked on in the past?


His most high-profile achievement to date is that he was the director of Resident Evil 5. Anpo’s association with Resident Evil goes all the way back to the first game, however. He worked on the very first Resident Evil as a software engineer, and in the same capacity on Resident Evil 2 as well. He also worked as a software engineer on Onimusha: Warlords and as a “library programmer” on Lost Planet.


As reported earlier today, E.X. Trooper’s story is being penned by Dai Sato, who worked on the Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex and Eureka Seven anime series. You can read about E.X. Troopers’ story here and about its characters in this post.


E.X. Troopers will be released sometime in 2012 for the Nintendo 3DS and PlayStation 3. The game will have co-op multiplayer, but further details on the multiplayer front have yet to be shared.




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  • FitzpatrickPhillips

    E.X Troopers is being worked on by someone from the RE5 team?


  • Syltique

    That’s nice.  Even though Resident Evil 5 wasn’t my favorite in the series, it was clearly a well made game.  I don’t think I’ve ever encountered a single bug in it, or even had the tiniest bit of lag while playing online.

    EX Troopers just keeps looking better and better.

  • ShawnOtakuSomething

    the MC has bossface

  • z_merquise

    After watching the trailer, I became more interested in this game. I hope this game had offline (split-screen) co-op because this game looked fun to play.

  • Need this on my vita…. Just saying..

    • Read our posting guidelines please.

      No console-begging around here:

  • Liking the style of it! Been wanting a new anime looking game to play.

  • SetzerGabbiani

    It’s clear that Capcom is leagues above other companies when it comes to mastery of the 3DS hardware.

    • kylehyde

      They certainly they are, even more than the same nintendo

    • Just to be clear, I don’t think those are 3DS screens. (they look at little too anti-aliased/clean for that) They probably aren’t even PS3 screens, though. 

      They’re probably just running directly off MT Framework on a PC. I think the closest thing we have to 3DS footage is what was shown at Nintendo Direct.

  • revenent hell

    This game looks fairly decent to me,the more I hear about it the more I want to purchase it. But I shall wait a bit more befor I say I will definantly. I want to hear more about the story and see more gameplay. Then I will make my decision.

  • Domii

    I’m dying to see some footage of this game running on the PS3 being that I don’t have a 3ds, and this game looks good.

  • margherita mastropaolo

    is this coming in europe?how did asura sell?

    • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

      Well Asura sells not really well here which in the end causes Capcom to cancel Asura Wrath 2 here and that lead to the whole DLC ending fiasco.T_T

      • margherita mastropaolo

        can you give me a link to the article?
        i try searching for info but i found none

      • margherita mastropaolo

        you think we’ll see this game in europe?
        if asura did not sell well…

        • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

          I remember reading them on 2 channel before so i can not really remember what is the link here.T_T

          However the chances for this one to come should be higher considering this is released on two consoles which is quite succesful and this game is part of Lost planet series.^^

      • LynxAmali

         You do know there was never a second game in development to begin with right?

        And the DLC was already pre-planned.

        • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

          On 2 chan, they did mention that Asura Wrath is firstly planned there as the two series game though however with the weak sales, they just scrapped the plan and try to milk as much as possible from the franchise there with DLC lol.

          If you notice, the first 2 DLC there is not even story related. It is after 2 months, they just begin to put all the story there into DLC.

          • LynxAmali


            There’s your issue.

            And just because the first two pieces of DLC weren’t story related doesn’t mean anything.

            As for milking the game, I could say that about any game with DLC.

          • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

            Okay but at least, 2chan is a japanese sites there and they should know better than us don’t they?

            And about milking there, i still find that the price for each DLC there is also price reasonably and seeing how they used the DLC to expand the story there(Even though it should not have left anything to expand more lol.) is not as bad as other DLC method here.

  • kroufonz

    please let me see the HD PS3 footage capcom

  • d19xx

    I can’t wait to punch some boulders…

    • Yuri

       Ah yes, was waiting to like such a comment. Siliconera users never fail to amaze me every time :-D

  • Hmm… it seem lk there some anime cutscene in it. I thought the cutscene will be in comic style?

    • LynxAmali

       It looks like that could be just an opening. The actual gameplay looks, with the cutscenes, looks like it’s still in manga/ comic style.

  • dragoon_slayer12

    I hope the 3ds version is a limited console version due to limitations. I don’t want to buy the game twice. I love the LP series

    • They’ve been releasing the same trailers for both versions of the game, so my guess is that they will be more or less identical in terms of content.

    •  “limited” sounds depressing. ._.

  • Solomon_Kano

    I need this to get localized on 3DS. I’d say that there being no mention of it at E3 despite it being announced prior is troubling, but then there wasn’t really anything announced for 3DS. So, yea, I hope Capcom brings this. They don’t have too much in the way of 3DS software lined up for the west at present, so this would be great (though I have a strong feeling we won’t see it regardless).

    In the event that this doesn’t get localized, I’ll definitely get it for PS3!

  • The more i see about this, the more i want to play it :) , i like the cel shading / V. Chronicles vibes of the game :)

  • Asura

    Dai Sato wooooo!

    Though I’m far from liking all his work, there’s still a good chance the story won’t blow now!

  • I just hope they keep on-screen Japanese sound FX.

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