Still Want E.X. Troopers In The West? Keep Letting Capcom Know

By Spencer . August 4, 2013 . 5:00pm

Siliconera recently had a chance to speak with Capcom’s Andrew Szymanski, who’s supervising the new Strider game and is also the producer on Lost Planet 3.

 

As you may recall, the Lost Planet series has a separate spin-off game in Japan, called EX Troopers, and we asked Szymanski about the possibility of that game being brought over to the west, despite past statements to the contrary.

 

“Whether it’s E.X. Troopers or any other Japan-only games we do or even games we are considering doing, the best thing we can get is input,” Szymanski replied. “I don’t need an online petition. I just need people to go on the community sites, e-mail some of our community guys, and say these are the kinds of games we want to see.”

 

“Whether they are games released overseas that they want in other territories—again what made Strider possible was having that backup. James [Vance] and I can walk into a boardroom and say we want to make Strider, but they’re going to say, ‘Who cares about Strider anymore?’ These people care. You have got to be able to drop that big printout on that table.”

 

We told Szymanski that if we ran that quote, Mega Man fans would be quick to point out how vocal they’ve been over the last couple of years.

 

“Well, we have to take it one at a time,” Szymanski replied with a laugh. “Strider was the right opportunity at the right time with the right time with the right partner. We are always looking at what we can do down the line and in the future as well. Capcom wants to bring stuff like Strider and take games people know and bring them back to do cool things with them.”

 


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  • Cerzel

    So who do I pester about Sengoku Basara 4 then?

    • Laer_HeiSeiRyuu

      Tecmo Koei you rugrat

      • Cerzel

        Have you confused Sengoku Basara with Dynasty Warriors?

      • Ferrick

        Sengoku basara is by capcom, not tecmo koei

        • Laer_HeiSeiRyuu

          No I want him to go bug Tecmo Koei about it for one reason and one reason only.

          • Ferrick

            for toukiden ?

      • Bobby Jennings

        I love how everyone thumbed down your comment without realizing what you were referring to.

  • WyattEpp

    You want my input, Capcom? Give Mega Man X to WayForward.

    • Laer_HeiSeiRyuu

      Yes.

      And give us Ex Troopers with Mayn Intact.
      Do it, license whatever you need and do it

      • Kai2591

        damn straight. Jap voices intact.

    • http://mmx-engine.blogspot.com/ Game Dragon

      This +1.

  • DesmaX

    What a nice fella.

    Ex Troppers, please. Maybe as a cheap download at PSN, not touching all that hard-coded japanese text. Just leave it like that

  • KingGunblader

    Meh, I’m not terribly interested in this game, but I’ll throw my vote in anyway, seeing as I’ll totally play it if it does come out.

  • Daniel Jeanbaptiste

    YES!! I want 3DS version. The 3Dwould make the draw distance and shooting better.

    • Ferrick

      … what ?

      • Enzo

        I think what he means is that the 3D would accentuate the draw distance and make it easier to know where to aim to hit targets due to the depth perception. Of course, I really think that’s an opinion thing.

        • Laer_HeiSeiRyuu

          He must play lots of Kid Icarus

      • Daniel Jeanbaptiste

        you must had never played KI: Uprising if not
        the don’t reply.

        • Ferrick

          i have, finished it, traded it for another game and never touching it again, but i’m still trying to figure out on how will 3d make the draw distance and shooting better

          • Daniel Jeanbaptiste

            look like you never played it long enough to experience the changes when having 3D on Level 9.

            3D enables the exact position better and give you are better sense when something coming. It also help aiming. You traded it in. I bet you never even tried much with the game difficultly and online.

          • Ferrick

            i’ve played it to hell and back, even played online, and sold the game after i completed the game on pure 9.0 intensity because there was no point in playing it anymore, and that means I’ve not played it long enough right ?

            3D doesn’t do that its the game design itself that does that, along with your sense of perception. E.X trooper is cell shaded too, so 3D wouldn’t do much to enhance your sense of perception

  • http://youtube.com/miyabigaming 水木

    Well their VP already said no

  • Marche90

    I’m pretty sure I still want it, even after all this time.

  • Istillduno

    Ex troopers is the only Capcom game I’ve wanted to buy in ages that wasn’t a re-release, would be all over that ****.

  • Prinnydoom

    A couple of months ago i would have said no. Then i watched some gameplay and L.S.S yes i want it ^____^

  • https://twitter.com/BinksFrost Binks5

    I would totally buy this if they brought it here

  • Ferrick

    well here’s my vote, at the very least that would quench my LP thirst

  • http://simplephilistine.wordpress.com/ Arla

    Lost Planet does absolutely nothing for me but E.X. Troopers looks fun as hell. I want it Capcom. I don’t care if it’s 3DS or the PS3 version.

    • Kai2591

      Same here. But I’d prefer the PS3 version :)

      • BenderIsGreat

        Me too.

        • Kaitou21

          Count me in, capcom give this to the west, don’t be like sega

        • idrawrobots

          And I would prefer the 3DS version.

      • http://simplephilistine.wordpress.com/ Arla

        Then it’s not the same. I don’t have a preference. I don’t care which version we get, I just wanna play the game. This is the big difference between people like me and the people like you who always say “for ps3!” at the end of their comments.

        • Kai2591

          um, by ‘same’ I mean ‘Lost Planet does absolutely nothing for me’ too…. and, uh, yeah, it’s all well and good that you don’t mind either version. It’s cool.

    • mike dickson

      you should try the japanese demo its so much better then lost planet

  • tubers

    Yes, on the VITA :P

  • FitzpatrickPhillips

    Hah, I learned japanese to avoid begging for this sort of thing. Hopefully it does work for others though.

  • TheGioG

    I would love this game, but I feel Capcom just won’t let me have it (they don’t have even half the care they once did). If they approached matters from a far more intelligible angle instead of asking their community managers to take the bullet for them every misstep, maybe the fans would be wiping away nostalgic tears of joy come next big game release instead of sad tears… I just hope fan input does SOMETHING for this game.

  • http://denpanosekai.blogspot.com denpanosekai

    No I’m done with companies demanding I get on my knees and beg for localizations. My backlog stretches for decades anyway.

    • SlickRoach

      Same here buddy. I haven’t even beaten Etrian Odyssey IV yet and I picked it up day one too ;_;

      • http://denpanosekai.blogspot.com denpanosekai

        Put that on top of the pile. 100 hours well spent.

      • xXDGFXx

        As have I. I feel I am so close yet so far…

      • Altin

        You three shalt feel lucky – we didnt even get EO IV yet T_T

      • RazeXI

        You know I realize having more than one atlus game is a bad thing, I have yet to beat that, Shin Megami Tensei IV, Devil Summoner: Raidou Kuzunoha, and freaking radiant historia, and to make matters worse the non-atlus games are Fire Emblem: Awakening, and Earthbound…

    • TheGioG

      I want to love you Capcom, but you just don’t look me in the eyes anymore…

      • BenderIsGreat

        “You used to watch me shaaaaave, now you just stare at the floooooor….”

    • Ni ~UNREAL BLACK THINGS~

      my backlog always has a new game begging added to the list. I just gave up on 90% of new titles lol

      • xXDGFXx

        I have a Vita and 98% of my trophy list doesn’t even go past 10%.On my 3DS, the same percentage of games barely make it into the top ten of most played based on my playlog. I’m not using the playlog as my top ten but my own “what’s games have I played a lot”.

    • Nanaki

      I strongly agree. It’s been like a yank and pull lately from game developers that are at first saying “No we won’t be localizing” to “Well if you want this, then let your voice be heard.”
      How vocal do they want us to be? We’ve been in outcry over particular games in the past year and they still have yet to address anything. In my opinion they need to make more effort to really hear their audience out before the crowd and attention begins to die down.

    • Randgriz

      I was just thinking the same thing, if these companies cant see whats cool about their jpn ips to bring them to the west, then what hope do we have when we demand things THEY overlook.

      • Laer_HeiSeiRyuu

        Its all about money, bottom line

        • Phasmatis75

          Atlus, Xseed, and a few other companies make plenty of money through limited issue of localized. It’s about managing costs, so when they talk about it not being possible it just sounds like bloated corporate spew to me.

    • ReidHershel

      I do believe it is lazy on their part, but at the same time, some people really want those things. For instance, I would invite SEGA for dinner if they were to make an HD Sakura Wars Wii U Collection Localization.

      I hope they change soon though, especially Capcom. It seems as if they don’t know their target audience anymore, with Remember Me getting 140k sales across all platforms it was released on globally, and Lost Planet 3 recieving no advertising whatsoever.

      When your advertising campaign is worse than a Tales game (and Namco has been getting better, hell, they made a commercial for Xillia and announced Xillia 2 and Symphonia Chronicles without Xillia Sales Data), then you’re doing it wrong.

    • LaserVision

      That’s why I can’t empathize with 90% of the bellyaching here. I have a log for games for nearly all my consoles. I don’t need every overhyped game under the sun translated for me just because a few screenshots looked cool.

    • Shane Guidaboni

      I agree. This type of situation, I believe, is ridiculous. Since when did we have to start demanding and pleading for companies to localize their games? I’m liking Capcom less and less these days.

      • GuyAlpha

        Well, before the days of the internet, if a game wasn’t localized and wasn’t announced to come over to whatever country, then you wouldn’t know about the game at all. Nowadays, we tend to know just about every game that gets made, whether it’s getting localized or not. My first experience was Mother 3. I didn’t know it existed, but people begged Nintendo for a localization.

        • Ryudo9

          Back then we had gaming magazines and they still told us about the stuff we didn’t get. Sometimes we were let known we would be getting Secret of Mana 2 and stuff like that then..nothing. So this isn’t a new thing with the internet.

          • GuyAlpha

            “if a game wasn’t localized and wasn’t announced to come over to whatever country”

            That game was announced to be localized, but it never happened.

          • GuyAlpha

            That game was announced by Square to be localized, but they never did it.

    • SoulEater98

      I could not have said it any better.

    • The Watcher

      This is how the world works. If you want something bad then you are going to have kiss some ass first.

      • GH56734

        Well, the customer is king. He shouldn’t be the one kissing ass to begin with, heck, he doesn’t have to: he’ll just drop support and move elsewhere. (cf Resident Evil 6, SimsCity, Fuse)
        Standard business ABC. That’s how it is.

        • Jah-keem York

          The customer is king and thats why. If a game isn’t looking towards the cost of localizing it then it’s not worth localizing it. Unless the company wants to sell at a lost.

        • http://denpanosekai.blogspot.com denpanosekai

          Bingo. I skipped all these entries.

    • Altin

      Didn’t Mr. Svensson whateverhisname was explained why E.X. Troopers is sooo ridiculously hard to localize due to its Cel-Shaded style and the way the game keeps its dialogue?

      • Zachary Ortiz

        Svensson says a lot of stupid crap that doesn’t make any sense.

      • http://denpanosekai.blogspot.com denpanosekai

        yep, pretty much. So I don’t see why they’re doing this to us.

    • http://twitter.com/#!/Leafy_Cam Leafhopper

      Amen to that.

    • https://www.facebook.com/OperationHotblood?ref=hl HeroOfGames16

      Maybe for you, but some people would love to see games such as SRW OGs2, E.X. Troopers and Type-0 getting localized. Ideally, it would’ve been cooler if we didn’t need to beg for localizations, but then again, it’s at least welcoming that some of the companies acknowledge our demands.

      • http://denpanosekai.blogspot.com denpanosekai

        You don’t get it. Of course I want to play EX Troopers and all the other cool games you mentioned. I’m saying I can’t be bothered to waste my time with Capcom and their insane business decisions.

        These days, you can look to Atlus USA and NISA for good examples of giving exactly what their fans demand. You may even add Namco to that list with Xillia and HD Symphonia.

        • https://www.facebook.com/OperationHotblood?ref=hl HeroOfGames16

          Well yeah, because they are aware of the demand. A few years ago, lots of Tales fan had to beg and bother Namco Bandai to localize future Tales Of games.
          Capcom is an odd one, I must admit.
          And I don’t know what’s up with Square-Enix. Lots of people still mention Type-0 and they don’t do anything with that demand.

      • Niko Sandwich

        TYYYYYYYYYYYYYPE-0!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! We’ve been waiting for that for forever.

    • Phasmatis75

      Honestly, I have to agree with this sentiment. I don’t mind them saying hey show some interest, but flat out telling me I have to email people, visit their community page, is the equivalent of telling me to get on the ground and beg.

      Screw that. I’ll just learn Japanese and import it. Least then I still have my dignity, but won’t be able to look my wallet in the eyes for awhile.

    • http://www.ihasnowebsitez.com Satonaka CP-Four

      Exactly

  • Jesse Torres

    And I say no, I am done begging, it rarely works, and when it does happen another sequel has already been released in Japan.

  • ZEROthefirst

    Don’t know how to feel about this after literally just ordering the game for my PS3 two days ago. If it gets localized I’ll be excited and annoyed because of this importing cost <.<

    • Ferrick

      If you don’t mind me asking, where did you buy it from ?

      • Allec Ribeiro
        • Ferrick

          sweet, thanks

      • ZEROthefirst

        I got my copy on Amazon, but I’m out of country visiting relatives in Ireland at the moment so the game only cost about $35, but the shipping was a bit more…

        • Ferrick

          ahhh, alright

  • Letiumtide

    I want to know why getting any game with style and flair in the west now requires us to get down and grovel for them?

    Like, if we don’t much care for brown and bloom we have to prove just how much we want it. Yeah, I’d love to play this game, but damnit, I want Japan to realize that these games have potential without needing to hear personally from fans. Look around whenever there is a news release and you’ll see that it gets plenty of attention.

    • Ferrick

      but why are you throwing the blame on japan though ? shouldn’t the western branch be the ones to blame ? because there were the ones who said that they had no plans of localizing it

      • Letiumtide

        You are correct, I am actually angry at western branches for not speaking up on bringing these types of games over the pond.

        The point stands that someday a company is going to need to take a risk on something like this without needing to check with the fanbase first. It’s great that they have the ability to do that with the internet now, but you also get a lot of false readings and depending you certainly aren’t going to get a response from everybody that would be interested, I’m not even sure the internet is the best litmus test.

        • KuroNathan

          Actually this reminds me of a discussion I read a while ago about Project Diva’s localization back when there was no hope. Mainly about why a company wouldn’t want to localize the game even if there is a strong obvious demand:

          http://www.gamefaqs.com/boards/668736-hatsune-miku-project-diva-f/63921723

          Basically, they think their time is better spent since there’s a limit on how many games a company can work on at once. I mean I’m sure they’d like to translate every game that’s profitable possible but just not enough staff and whatnot. Along with can’t flood the market and a bunch of other economic factors

      • Scipio

        Because the main Japanese branches are the ones that get the final say in the matter. Look at Drakengard 3, despite the other titles making to the west, Square Enix still has no plans on bringing it over. It’s not because their western branches don’t want it here, it’s because the main branch wants them to sell in the millions. It’s always about money, and some companies like Capcom should understand that the audience for these games, while dedicated, do not numbered the ludicrous amount of people they want it to sell it to.

        You can’t blame the western branches for not trying when their main branch doesn’t have interested for it in the first place.

        • James Pope II

          Don’t forget Type-0 or all the Dragon Quest games that have come out in the few months. I mean the hell?

      • Brion Valkerion

        You said it yourself, they are a branch, not the actual tree. The western/global offices are just that, offices. We can say we want a game all we want, have the western side tell the main company what people are asking for outside Japan, but at the end of the day its those in Japan making the decisions.

        Like Capcom, there people were very open about what they told the main Japanese branch but they always need their ok to do anything or get anything made.

        Worse yet, most Japanese game company CEOs have no lines of communication, interest, or knowledge about the global perspective on their games or companies, which is pretty clear with the way they do business.

  • Martian Wong

    Where to tell them I want a Monster Hunter game on PS Vita?

    • Scipio

      I hear they got into a dispute with Sony with that.

      • Martian Wong

        hmm, that is interesting because they just announced that Monster Hunter Frontier will come to PS3 in Japan.

      • xXDGFXx

        If it’s about the MH3rdP HD bundling thing, that’s not much of a dispute. The requirements for a western release hardly seemed unreasonable, too.

    • ShawnOtakuSomething

      *buy a 3DS or wii-u*

  • Dashiell A.T., esq.

    Tell me who to bug and I will do it.

  • Andrew A

    Game sold poorly in Japan and now they want to release it over here to recoup some of that money. Be honest, Capcom. Don’t put this on us.

  • SpecDotSign

    Knowing Capcom they’d only release the 3DS version, digital only.

    • Dashiell A.T., esq.

      Better than nothing!

  • Allec Ribeiro

    I do want EX Troopers to come over… even though I imported it a few days ago thinking it would never come over!

  • Nitraion

    Capcom……
    They need to realize which game that profitable….

  • Scipio

    Honestly, I did have an interest on this title when I first read about it, but the way these companies want the fans to bend over for them is a bit insuting. At this point, it would be a lot easier to just learn Japanese and import it.

  • 『ED−X』゜〜★* 平和 

    I thought That E.X. Troopers couldn’t come to West Anyway due to one of the employees at capcom saying there would be ton of Art to be redone anyway. . .

    • doubleO7

      The JP text was part of the artwork, and it would have to be redone. It wasn’t typed text that they could go into the code and change like other games. That definitely was one of the factors in it staying Japan-only.

      • GH56734

        I call bullshit on that, and I hate when they throw that technobabble to defend themselves.
        Every title screen in existence since the NES days, heck, everything written in a font different than the standard dialogue box font… is text stored as graphics.
        Moreso, recent games often store these graphics embedded as 3D model textures. Namely, those fancy fonts you see in menus? all graphics.
        Has it stopped other companies? No.
        By this reasoning, none of the Japanese games would be localized, ever.

        And actually, it’s more frequent than you think. Starfy 5 (not the first four games, storing text normally as Shift-JIS text) had all of its text graphical. Did it stop NoA?

        About the game heavy use of fancy manga text art, you have Chulip, Gods Eater Burst, and One Piece recent offerings localized minimally (translated text in message boxes, background SFX art is left untouched like those ゴゴゴゴ… ドドドド… and even then the OP DS game went the extra mile and translated them!)… by companies like Namco of all people!! Even Nintendo left untranslated Japanese Hylian in the scenery or some dialogues in Wind Waker.
        Is it that hard to recoup translation costs?

        They don’t want to because it’s not like the gritty 5-million-seller-of-questionable-quality CoD they’ll never have. Or maybe because it’s too… Japanese (Last Ranker) ? (read:unique) Now that’s a “valid” reason.

  • Anna Scruton

    I wouldn’t mind having this game over here Capcom

    Though i’d prefer MH4 first, BUT HEY, i’m just rambling now :B

    • J_Joestar

      chances are MH4 wont arrive until at least Q3 2014 i’m guessing, EXT could probably easily be Q1 2014 or sooner if they are already working on it.

  • AokiShizuku

    EX Troopers is a game that deserves a localization. I have imported the PS3 version and I must say it is an amazing title with great style and astounding gameplay to boot. Despite getting a platinum on the Japanese version, I wouldn’t mind buying the game again to support the localized release.

    Well, I guess it’s time to go on the forums.

    • Bobby Jennings

      This here.

  • https://twitter.com/kcgst Karu

    I guess they forgot to mention how long you have to keep asking after all :/ . And about localizing E.X. Troopers, i guess it will depend more of how LP3 does, if it flops or makes it right, they might try to recover interest in the IP with that over here. Anyway, time will tell …

    • British_Otaku

      I don’t see it. Lost Planet 3 doesn’t have much in common with either E.X Troopers or Lost Planet 2, on top of that, E.X Troopers is for a different set of platforms.

      Unless they say that LP3 sales will increase the chance of E.X Troopers, I wouldn’t bet on it. Even if they say so, look at Beyond Good and Evil 2 which has had Ubisoft pitch half a dozen titles under the “Buy X if you want B&G2″ line. >_>

  • TheExile285

    I want the 3DS version!

  • ShawnOtakuSomething

    this and Mega man Legends 3 * a half way done game* would be lovely. I’m Notjoking!

  • Farid Belkacemi

    I’m still interested in this game… So yeah, do it Capcom ! And I want that “prototype version” of Mega Man Legends 3 too by the way ;)

    And don’t you dare forget Ace Attorney Investigations 2 ! :o

    • Haseyo

      Pfft, this IS your prototype of MML3 :P

      • GH56734

        A prototype was set to be released on the JP Eshop followed by an English version, and industry journalists even played it, but it was cancelled mere hours before the initial release.
        Along with the full game.

        • Haseyo

          I know, I’m just saying that they completely canned all resources for this game so it ain’t happening; this is the closest thing you’re getting to that prototype demo.

          • GH56734

            I’d bet some carts are still around, either from the E3 event, or from the various QA parties involved. Earlier, far more incomplete builds of other games got leaked this way :)
            (Peach Castle tech demo, for example, from Nintendo!, alongside Resident Evil 1.5)
            It’s still possible to see it leaked / released officially, in some way or another.

          • GH56734

            From its fairly complete build, I’d say it still exists somewhere. It’s bound to resurface eventually, like Resident Evil 1.5

          • Haseyo

            I recall Capcom actually explaining it in full detail, specially saying it will not rise from the grave.

  • Haseyo

    I got this game for 3DS about a month or so ago. I really do enjoy it. Luckily it’s 99% playable in Japanese barring one quiz part but that’s post-game anyway. I wouldn’t re-purchase it in English though. It’s fun as hell but not another $40 fun as hell. Unless it’s MH, I’m not repurchasing any Capcom game for the sake of localization boosting because we still won’t get Mega Man.

    • ReidHershel

      SAME HERE!
      Like, I understood the story, and my Japanese sucks, it was that simple. Not really worth a rebuy.

    • British_Otaku

      *Also a recent owner of E.X Troopers 3DS*

      I guessed my way through quiz and just noted down the correct answers as I went along. Since, it was only 10 questions with maybe two answers each, knowing Japanese still wasn’t required. >_>

      I probably won’t repurchase the title either, but if local multiplayer was to support Japanese players, PAL players and NA players without a lock. I would get copies for friends and family.

  • ChiffonCake

    This game looks great, so sure. Though, like others have said, it’s really terrible how we have to keep begging them to bring any interesting games over.

    • http://Youtube.com/Dyjuan1 Rising Overlord

      Same here

  • anthony apduhan

    “Whether it’s E.X. Troopers or any other Japan-only games we do or even games we are considering doing, the best thing we can get is input,” Szymanski replied. “I don’t need an online petition. I just need people to go on the community sites, e-mail some of our community guys, and say these are the kinds of games we want to see.”

    Hmmm… Gaist Crusher perhaps?

  • Hinataharem

    I find it funny how when we actually beg for localizations through things like petitions and it just pisses some companies off, and some feel the need to do things like, “Oh hey, you guys should show you actually care about non-western games!”

  • kroufonz

    hey capcom i want this

    oh and Basara 4 too

  • MrRobbyM

    Uh, YES. Either version would do.

  • Sean Kinnier

    Well that’s gonna be a toughie… yes I WOULD love to have EX Troopers released here, even as an eShop exclusive a la Phoenix Wright. On the other hand my 3DS is already packed with downloads… Oo;;

  • Esseph

    E.X. Troopers please! Where else in the internet can I spam this more?

  • http://bossrushsociety.co.vu TokenDuelist

    Over 100 thousand people begged you for Legends 3 Capcom. Shut your yap and stop acting like you think your shit ain’t gonna sell and pulling it back. You’re worried that not enough of us will like it? Well how can we ever tell if you don’t take that risk? Too much street fighter clogging your ears? console ports of older games that probably don’t sell as much as you claim you want? Stop teasing people, stop milking a franchise with product. You want us to beg? It sounds more like you’re begging and asking people if they want your stuff. Many are still bitter about legends 3. Your recent move with Breath of Fire now makes your arguments about Legends 3 null and void. Try again.

  • Jrocy247

    Soooo…Basically they want us to get on our knees and beg like we did for Legend 3, Nah….screw that, I learned my lesson. It’d be nice to have the game over here, but there’s no need to do this crap again.

  • ianschopa

    Some very puzzling comments here. Seems like everyone has a “backlog”. So anyway. I would find it really cool for this to be localized!

  • Sentsuizan_93

    So basically, spam multiple requests for this to be localized?
    Brb, got some pestering to do….

    • Anime10121

      It wont work, as people have mentioned, the community has asked for MANY things, some as simple as localizations, and they were overlooked, or answered in corporate speak :(

      This is just one man who works at Capcom’s answer. Unfortunately, what he says does not speak for the entire company. Capcom must (like most companies) give the allusion that they “care, and listen” to their fan’s interests, so that the truth isnt so blatantly obvious (which is that they care and listen to their fan’s wallets). It’s simply the way the vast majority of companies work (not only in the video game field), they follow the money trail, and while their fans may communicate and ask for certain things, only if they are financially beneficial to the company itself, will they become reality. And in most cases, companies do marketing research and if they are financially beneficial they would already have plans to do it anyway.

      Its VERY rare that you’ll see something like Project X Zone localized when we already know sales aren’t gonna be through the roof! Situations like this are the exception and unfortunately not the rule.

      • Sentsuizan_93

        It’s sad because this is undeniably true… :(

      • J_Joestar

        Who knows? maybe they are actually considering localization of EXT and are only asking us to beg for it so that they can look better when they finally bring it over?

  • Strain42

    We’ve been letting them know about Ace Attorney Investigations 2 for about two years now and that doesn’t seem to be working out, despite the constant “well, it’s still possible. Maybe as an eshop title.”

    • Slayven19

      Well it still may be possible even as an eshop title not that the Dual destinies is digital only for the west.

  • almostautumn

    I made a thread about how great E.X. Troopers was about a month ago on the official Capcom forum. I am now going to assume this news is because of my actions :D

    But for real; I don’t care about localization. Game is 100% playable without it, and it’s also a very cheap import. But what I do care about is DLC, because this game is literally a breeze until the single, final mission (EX Mission 3) and, what do you know, because it’s challenging it is also the very best mission of the game.
    Screw the cost of localizing; it probably won’t work out. But DLC? Heck yeah!

    • British_Otaku

      I agree that this game is 100% playable without localisation (doesn’t change how some people want English subtitles, can’t order online without a card and so on) but what do you mean by DLC?

      Sure that final mission was tough (I eventually got all of the medals for that, but not in one go >_>), but if you mean better weapons? You can upgrade your stuff or use the secret codes (http://extroopers.wikia.com/wiki/Secret_Codes ) released for some blueprints. Better armour? You can upgrade our defense against all three elements. More missions? We got two free missions through DLC/Spotpass.

      • almostautumn

        I mean missions. The overall content of weapons/armor is fine: extremely simple, but that’s sort-of why i loved ex so much; it’s almost like a beginner’s introduction toMonster hunting games.
        But there needs to be moe missions. I know there were those five or so additional ones (on ps3, at least) but they aren’t challenging. These games are at their best when they really test you, and I’d love to have a slew of new missions that are as core as it gets.

        • British_Otaku

          I see, I would have liked more missions to use the final Akrid from part
          10 of EX Mission 3. It was sort of like a running gag, being introduced
          to new enemies with new nuances (higher speed of movement, elements, new attacks, weaknesses) but the roar and attack speed for many remains the same so you could still perfect dodge if ready.

          That last one was REALLY fast and the name was hidden behind “???” so you wouldn’t even know the element, probably used the Deathbringer already too on your first run.

          If they had that last one, with a fire one and more… Then it could get interesting. :P

  • unknowncast

    After Breath of Fire 6, do we want to deal with them any longer?

    • AokiShizuku

      When it comes to EX Troopers, you must do everything you can.

    • British_Otaku

      Capcom may have cancelled long awaited sequels, terrible DLC strategies and brought back old beloved franchises back with browser/smartphone/tablet touch swipe sequels as a “canon” sequel by name but I don’t see how they could screw up a brilliant game which has already been developed. >_>

      • J_Joestar

        who knows, maybe they’ll cut out and rewrite significant portions to ensure it is “Westernized” enough?
        of course that would also require some effort which at least we know Capcom probably isn’t interested in bringing.

  • Auvers

    I remember hearing it did terribly in sales in Japan. I can’t imagine it’d do much better out here but who knows? All I really want to know is who the character designer and artist for the game is.

    • J_Joestar

      IIRC The Lost Planet franchise typically performs better outside of Japan anyways.

  • http://epiclyamazing.wordpress.com/ AzureNova

    I’d really like the PS3 version to get localized.

    • British_Otaku

      While I suppose it’s the better version for having online instead of local (infinitely better when the 3DS is region locked and in fewer numbers anyway), the game doesn’t need you to know Japanese to grasp most of the story and characterisation, and the gameplay while engaging and often tough is always clear from going around the base to dodging fire beams in lavalands.

      • http://epiclyamazing.wordpress.com/ AzureNova

        I know, I’ve played the demo. However, I would still like to understand the story fully, and it would be nice to play it on my big screen as well. Therefore PS3 is the way I want to experience this game lol

        • British_Otaku

          I was being clear just in case, but if you want to get the whole story and understand all of the chatter with NPCs, I suppose localisation is for you. I hope it gets localised for ya.

          I’ll work on learning Japanese someday… >_>

          • http://epiclyamazing.wordpress.com/ AzureNova

            I know what you mean. I guess I should get to learning Japanese as well if I want to play all the titles that never get localized lol

  • AnimeRemix

    I ended up importing the game because I thought that it would never get a western release. Well… If it does end up getting one, I’ll double dip and support it.

    Seriously, this is one of those games that really need to get localized so fans over here can enjoy.

    • Guest

      I did too. I think I would double dip as well. The big spin on the game seems to be walking around and talking to people. We can’t do that with it in Japanese so it would be great to experience that.

    • Guest

      I did too. I think I would double dip as well. The big spin on the game seems to be walking around and talking to people. We can’t do that with it in Japanese so it would be great to experience that.

  • Ace Trainer Chris

    Yeah, we all begged for a new Breath of Fire. Look what that got us.

    • Neophoton

      Don’t remind me… ;_;

  • MrJechgo

    Honestly, they shouldn’t do that; they should just plan for an international release from the beginning, regardless of how well it sells in Japan.

  • Neppygear

    I already gave up hope for EX Troopers many moons ago…

    • Nate

      Me too. I imported it a few weeks ago.

  • eilegz

    im wont start begging to this companies if they want to release it fine, if they dont they wont receive my money as simple as that….

  • Ryuukishi

    Seems kind of dishonest to me. They’re going to make their own decision to localize a game or not based on their own internal calculations. This just gives them some cover when they don’t localize something and fans are mad: “Well, we didn’t get enough feedback about it.”

    • J_Joestar

      I dunno, it feels more like they are feeling inclined to actually Localize this.
      They already made a big deal previously about how the text was hard-coded into the graphics and all as an excuse to not bring this game over.

      Now that they are saying they’ll bring it if we ask hard enough, they might already have plans to localize it and are only making this statement as a way to make it seem like they are answering a request for it, betting that enough people will ask for it so that it looks like a genuine effort on their part.

  • Mike Pureka

    Lost Planet puts me to sleep, but E.X. Troopers looks like it has a ton of style. Would love to play it.

  • PRGamerCub

    we want megaman in the west not this crap

  • Tatsuya1221

    After the whole debacle over breath of fire 6, i can’t trust capcom in anything anymore, so while i’d love to get E.X. Troopers, i hate capcom too much to ask anything of capcom.

    • British_Otaku

      I have a lot of things to be bitter about in regards to Capcom as well. However, if we all followed the self-fulfilling prophesy of not buying/encouraging/supporting Capcom games and in our minds wanting X/Y/Z from Capcom. We won’t see much any fun titles from them and the few like this, Ace Attorney 5 and Monster Hunter that come around will be deemed not worth localising, creating a sequel to or putting in retailers.

      I don’t expect much from Capcom, but let’s try to support these few titles and make our interest for a proper BoF, Megaman, Rival Schools etc heard as well.

      • Tatsuya1221

        Such acts only validates their actions, sorry but i cannot agree, but to each his own.

      • Anime10121

        People have been doing that for years, and NONE of those franchises has seen a proper entry in a decade (except in Megaman’s case, but even then, its been 5 years)! A while back, I was foolish enough to support Capcom, buying games that I wasnt sure I’d even like, all to support a company that no longer produces the type of games I enjoy (well besides Street Fighter).

        All that to say, supporting other franchises in the hopes that it may revive or raise interest in another, is not how these things work. You support one thing, you just get more of that one thing, regardless of whether you wanted it or not. Case in Point Lost Planet 3.

        • British_Otaku

          I’m not recommending the purchase of shovelware or games you are iffy about hoping that it will lead to a successor in something you care about.

          I am not Ubisoft (http://www.escapistmagazine.com/forums/read/7.322666-Want-Beyond-Good-and-Evil-2-Buy-Rayman-Origins ). I’m encouraging people not to drop a company off their map because one or even hundred upsets. If a title looks interesting, the demo proved itself to be fun for you and the game has already released with near universal praise by importers even if it sold poorly, it is worth more people having access to it.

          On what I said before implying that E.X Troopers sales may lead to more games that we want. It’s both true and false. The cash FUNimation made off dozens of botched DBZ sets and fanservice shows led to Dragon Ball Z Kai (the performances have never been better), Dragon Ball Z Bluray, Dragon Boxes, FUNimation finally realising there can be oversaturation of Dragon Ball and countless other great licenses.

          The false side includes DMC4->DmC, Lost Planet 2 -> LP3 and many others you know. Still at the very least, we should get the games we like, hope for the best and try to make every purchase punctuated with a statement on the lines of “I liked E.X Troopers, but more Megaman, Ace Attorney, Monster Hunter and Breath of Fire”.

          • Anime10121

            lol at Ubisoft remark :P

            Ok my bad then, kinda misinterpreted what you wrote.

      • J_Joestar

        I’d love a new Rival Schools, though just imagine how old those kids would be by now… (although even Sakura still wears a school uniform in SF4…)

  • British_Otaku

    This seems to be the go to thread to ask for EX Troopers: http://www.capcom-unity.com/capcom_games_discussion/go/thread/view/7341/30030505/ex-troopers-localization-support-topic-ps3-3ds-title

    It was made in response to this article. Since they don’t “count” online petitions, they definitely don’t count people here just saying they want it. So if you have an account, have a bit of spare time, you can hop on there and make your voice heard.

    As usual with this sort of thing, no guarantees… >_> Given what happened to a game with an actual paid demo (Legends 3), even technically finished smaller scale titles can fall through with thousands or 100K behind it.

    • Nate

      I just joined and posted. Thanks for the link.

  • Jon McGuire

    “Well, we have to take it one at a time,” Szymanski replied with a laugh. “Strider was the right opportunity at the right time…”

    Right, because it’s certainly not Mega Man’s 25th anniversary or anything this year. Nope.

    :I

    Also, screw Capcom. I’m done begging for their games. If I can’t have them then I don’t want them.

    • British_Otaku

      That’s the line which confirms that even being the most iconic franchise, mascot, having an anniversary and 100s (1000s?) of people requesting a game release (Legends, X, Classic, a collection, anything) directly on the forum wasn’t enough.

      Even if I might be the loudest guy here asking for E.X Troopers, I’m a little nervous for the results given how even Ace Attorney and Megaman have been treated. >_>

      I was quite surprised that he named E.X Troopers over so many other titles, even if it is the only Japan exclusive title from them on a platform which will stick around for a while off the top of my head. It exists unlike a number of our other favourites.

      • J_Joestar

        They probably name dropped EX Troopers since they thought that it wouldn’t be as hard to recode the text as they initially claimed and that it would be significantly more cost effective to do so than to make or finish a new game people might ask for.

  • Nate

    I literally just imported EX Troopers a few weeks ago. I’m about 2 hours in. :) It’s not as good as I hoped, but it’s still pretty good.

    • British_Otaku

      Carry on through the game. I had high expectations from the demo especially the sequence as a team with Luan and Julie (poppy music and humanoids to slam around) and the multiplayer demo (played it alone, it was really brutal with all of the enemies attacking you at once, learning to EX Dodge and multitask).

      It will easily last you 12-16 hours with the story alone (I spent 20 hours), then all of the extra objectives, missions and VR Missions will keep you occupied. If you have the PS3 version, find someone to play with online, perhaps on GameFAQs.

  • Tincho D

    Of course i still want E.X. Troopers in the west, you fools!
    When did Capcom forget many people likes shooters and/or colorful graphics?

    The only one more thing i could ask about the game besides it coming to the west, is that it also gets released on Xbox 360, so pretty much everyone in the western world can play it. You know it’s true: PS3/360 rock the gaming world.

  • FFmax

    So how do we let them know we want this?

    • British_Otaku

      Here is the main thread: http://www.capcom-unity.com/capcom_games_discussion/go/thread/view/7341/30030505/ex-troopers-localization-support-topic-ps3-3ds-title

      We haven’t had a Capcom mod or the current replacement for Sven look at it yet, but clearly petitions aren’t direct enough for them and over 100 comments here (not all supporting the idea of begging Capcom to make games we want after many years of it not working out) probably don’t mean much.

      Of course, anyone with a Disqus account or many other accounts can post here while you need a Capcom account to post there… I doubt the number will be high and even 100K (Facebook) couldn’t bring Megaman back, but we’ll see.

  • http://www.gamefaqs.com/features/recognition/21421.html?type=4 Kashell

    I have had it with Capcom, so I don’t care what they do. They can go under for all I care.

  • Antixono

    Want!!!
    3ds version pls.

    • J_Joestar

      then, they just release the PS3 one instead and forget the 3DS version.
      You might as well beg for the PS3 one on the off chance they decide to troll you by releasing the 3DS one.

      • Antixono

        Hmm…

  • Elvick

    I thought the text was hardcoded into the game as art? :|

    So tired of Capcom’s bullshit.

    You do nothing because of “what the fans want”, if you did, you would have released the basically completed Prototype on the eShop and made us happy.

    But nope. And you wouldn’t have made BoF6… so underwhelming.. and you wouldn’t gauge Darkstalkers off a port of a game people have already played… and… I could go on.

  • Bigabu Beaze

    Please please please please please PLEASE release EX Troopers in the WEST!!!!!!!1

  • brian

    They could make back some of that money they seem to lose from making it by localizing it, since it seems like it’d do significantly better outside of Japan.
    I wish they’d read these comments on articles like this because they’d really be doing themselves a favor.

  • Andrew Arndt

    YES still want!

  • SoulSilverZero

    I think it’s depressing on what Capcom has become.

  • TheHolypopeofgaming

    I’m importing. I can’t be bothered with this ish.

    • Bigabu Beaze

      I alredy did that. I got the statue of Tiki too. Tho I’d love to buy it in english too!

      • TheHolypopeofgaming

        I can’t depend on Capcom To listen to me. They were doing ok for a while but now I think they’re just phoning it in.

        • Bigabu Beaze

          Yeah I hear ya, the are not reasonable anymore.

          • TheHolypopeofgaming

            The Last Straw was No Street Fighter V until 2018. When not too long ago Ono said there would not be a long wait between IV and V. In 2018 I’ll be 38 and probably not have the skills I used to.

  • Ryudo9

    Last time we tried to have a voice you fucked us backwards with Mega Man Legends 3 then blamed us for it’s cancellation. Not falling for that again.

  • Kevi Johnson-el

    Even if capcom can only do a PSN store only version or an eshop only version I would be happy with that because the demo of this game was fun

  • Sylveria

    “Strider was the right opportunity at the right time with the right time with the right partner.”

    -Translation: Nostalgia is big and we found a dev who makes garbage, but at least makes garbage cheap.

    Also, that fan support he’s asking for, is that the same massive amount of fan support they asked for when Mega Man Legends 3 was on the drawing board, got, then said “Nah, wasn’t enough support.”

    Or the kind of “support” they wanted by making digital only ports of the incomplete versions of the Darkstalkers games, then burying the series because it didn’t sell well enough?

    Or maybe the support they garnered when they put Devil May Cry in the hands of a developer who openly resented the game, the characters, the world, and the fans who he needed to buy it.

    Yeah, Capcom, we’ve seen how you respond to your fans. It’s with the finger, not the olive branch.

  • CirnoLakes

    Will do.
    It can’t sell worse here than in Japan.

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