Lost Planet series producer Kenji Ohguro said they wanted to make a “party” game like shooter after Lost Planet 2. That’s how E.X. Troopers started and compared to Lost Planet 3’s struggle of a family man E.X. Troopers has a fun vibe.


The characters in E.X. Troopers make a crash landing and send a distress signal. All of that excitement must have made Bren (the dude with pink hair) hungry, right? If you stop by the cafeteria you can eat a meal that gives you a temporary status boost. The effect changes depending on what’s on the menu. Snow Pirates are waiting outside so you want to pick a weapon before leaving the base.


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Oh no! Snow Pirates! Aren’t you glad you brought a gun? These pirates are prepared with a Vital Suit called Gran Seed that stands in your way.


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Alright! You won. E.X. Troopers rewards players with experience points and materials you can use to remodel weapons. (Am I the only one thinking Monster Hunter in space?)


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E.X. Troopers also has VR Missions to take on if you want to farm for materials.

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You can also walk around the base and talk to other characters. Some girl wants a candid photo of Chris, Bren’s rival. If you fetch the photograph and give it to her you’ll get a Fan Club newsletter in return.

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E.X. Troopers comes out on November 22 for PlayStation 3 and Nintendo 3DS.

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