This Week In Imports: Meet Capcom’s E.X. Troopers

By Spencer . November 19, 2012 . 4:35pm


Capcom is going to gun to gun against Square Enix this week. The Final Fantasy publisher handles Activision’s games like Call of Duty: Black Ops II in Japan. A subtitled version of the military shooter is scheduled to come out alongside E.X. Troopers, a multiplayer shooting game set in the Lost Planet universe with a colorful anime style. The two games are pardon the pun polar opposites and I’m curious to see which shooter Japan prefers.


PlayStation 3
Call of Duty: Black Ops II [Subtitled Version]
Chaos;Head – Love Chu*Chu!
Chaos;Head Noah
Doom 3: BFG Edition
E.X. Troopers
Hot Shots Golf: World Invitational
Taiheiyou no Arashi: Senkan Yamato, Akatsuki ni Shutsugekisu


Xbox 360
Call of Duty: Black Ops II [Subtitled Version]
Doom 3: BFG Edition


Arcana Famiglia: Festa Regalo
Kokoro Connect: Yochi Random
Wand of Fortune 2 FD: Kimi ni Sasageru Epilogue


Nintendo 3DS
Dangerous Ji-San to 1000-nin no Otomodachi Yokoshima
E.X. Troopers
Ouchi Mainichi Tamagotchi


Key European Releases
Hitman: Absolution (PS3, Xbox 360, PC)
Lego The Lord of the Rings (3DS, PS3, Xbox 360, PC)
PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale (PS3, Vita)


Key Domestic Releases
Adventure Time: Hey Ice King! Why’d You Steal Our Garbage?! (3DS, DS)
Clan of Champions (PS3 via PSN)
Elminage Original (PSP via PSN)
Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two (PS3, Xbox 360, Wii, PC)
Jet Set Radio (Vita via PSN)
Hitman: Absolution (PS3, Xbox 360, PC)
Persona 4: Golden (Vita)
PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale (PS3, Vita)
Sine Mora (Vita via PSN)
Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed (PS3, Xbox 360)
The Walking Dead: Episode 5 – No Time Left (PS3, Xbox 360, PC)


Wii U Launch Titles
Assassin’s Creed III
Batman: Arkham City Armored Edition
Ben 10: Omniverse
Call of Duty: Black Ops II
Chasing Aurora (eShop only)
Darksiders II
Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two
Funky Barn
Game Party Champions
Just Dance 4
Little Inferno (eShop only)
Mighty Switch Force! Hyper Drive Edition (eShop only)
Nano Assault Neo (eShop only)
NBA 2K13
New Super Mario Bros. U
Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor’s Edge
Nintendo Land
Rabbids Land
Sing Party
Skylanders Giants
Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed
Tank! Tank! Tank!
Tekken Tag Tournament 2: Wii U Edition
Transformers Prime: The Game
Trine 2: Director’s Cut (eShop only)
Warriors Orochi 3 Hyper
Wipeout 3
Your Shape: Fitness Evolved 2013

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  • MrRobbyM

    I’d say it stands a pretty good chance given they’re both very different games that just share a few features. I’m sure that they don’t even share most of the same audience but I don’t know much about that.

    I know one thing for sure though. That is some nice cover at.

    • Göran Isacson

      Yeah, what this guy says. I too think that while there may be some gameplay similarities (or at least both games are about shooting people) their atmospheres and moods are so vastly different that I doubt many who would go for COD would feel torn between COD and EX.

  • Persona, persona, persona.

    Social links, social links, social links.

  • GaiunxWolfenX

    i like more the cover art of EX troopers XD

  • Muffum

    Really looking forward to Sonic & All-Stars etc. etc. Hopefully I’ll be able to pick it up on Black Friday and not get trampled, since I’m out of town until then.

  • AnimeRemix

    Go E.X. Troopers! Kick Call of Duty butt! OH! Make sure to sell a lot of copies! o/

    *fingers still crossed* E.X. Troopers shall some day come to the West..

  • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

    This week is going to be interesting.

    Can animal crossing still stays on the chart? How well will ex.troppers do?

    And how much will the new tamagotchi game sell there considering the franchise is quite popular for children and female.^…^

  • Tachimukai

    Here’s hoping E.X Troopers sells well in Japan and then Capcom will change their stance and localize it. 

    I had fun with the demo and I would really like to play it without having to pay an arm and a leg for it.

  • s07195

    Yochi Random!

  • d19xx

    Wow. The main character from EX Trooper looks like Sakura from Naruto. Good thing they colored his jacket orange, if it’s red they just ruled 63 the character…

    • puchinri

      Honestly, I think too many pink, short-haired-haired characters look too similar, because Bren now resembles at least Natsu and Sakura. Personally, he reminds me most of a pink-haired Takuto.

      • M’iau M’iaut

        So sayeth the person with the chibi pink haired avi.

        • puchinri

          But, but~! My character has ridiculously long (and extravagant) pink hair, so she’s safe from that! Except as a civilian/normal girl, in which case she’s only partially different. . . but it’s more like pink-maroon? ouo;

          • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

            Pink Pinky chara.^_^

  • puchinri

    Oh snap. We still didn’t pre-order E.X. Troopers. . . maybe we can do it tonight. Or just pick it up between now and some time next week. I hope it does extremely well though~.

  • Anime LP vs CoD go go go!

    While in the VN department: Pulling a sword out of a delusional MC mind: The VN vs Mafia Lead and her harem vs The body switching hijinks of emotionally unstable highschoolers: The VN. Who shall win??

  • Disappointing that there’s no plans for a western release of the game yet, and doubly so that the 3DS is region-locked. XD

    • Samurai Don

      You could always get the PS3 version, since it’s region free.  

  • Lovin’ that cover art, E.X. Troopers! As many others, I hope it will do well for next week.

    Some Wii U 3rd party titles probably, that have appeared on other titles, won’t sell as much but shows Nintendo’s intent; the subsequent 3rd party titles will help determine the Wii U’s success, imo.  

  • I liked the PSN demo of this – even if it was a little simplistic. I wish we were getting this over here :(

  • Brandonmkii

    Didn’t even know Sine Mora was getting a vita port. Gonna get that as well as Adventure Time for 3DS. My P4 Solid Gold edition should be coming in the mail as I type this. Good week is good.

  • Got my copy of E.X. Troopers a few days ago. The game is awesome! I don’t see that many people online, though.

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