Lost Planet spin-off hitting PS3, 3DS

Capcom taps Monster Hunter producer to lead development on beginner-friendly shooter EX Troopers for Sony's console and Nintendo's portable.

Capcom will launch a Lost Planet spin-off title for the PlayStation 3 and 3DS called EX Troopers, according to the latest issue of Japanese gaming magazine Famitsu (translated by Andriasang). Development on the game will be led by Monster Hunter series producer Shintaro Kojima.

Lost Planet will be found on the 3DS and PS3 this year.

According to the report, EX Troopers will take place in the same world as Lost Planet, but that will be the only main similarity to the series. EX Troopers will sport an anime visual style and will tell a "school-themed story," says the magazine.

More specifically, EX Troopers will recount a battle between snow pirates and the indigenous Akrid aliens on the planet EDN-3rd. Gamers will suit up as Bren Turner and will be introduced to female snow pirate TeeKee, who has the power to communicate with the Akrid.

Kojima explained that EX Troopers was designed with the intent to be a beginner's action shooter, but did not offer more details. The game is reportedly 60 percent complete and is due to ship later this year, ahead of 2013's Lost Planet 3. That game is a prequel to the original Lost Planet and is currently in development at Spark Unlimited.

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-The-G-Man-
-The-G-Man-

i wonder if Capcom realizes the first Lost Planet was only successful because of the lack of games early in the generation...

XanderZane
XanderZane

Don't care much for either game really. LP2 was horrible. Only the first game was any good and it was exclusive on 360 for a long time. I'll wait and see how well these games are reviewed before even thinking about reaching for my wallet.

ilantis
ilantis

So, I, who am a fan of the series which started on the 360, still own the limited edition AND colony edition of the first game, won't be able to play it ?Let the middle fingers raise 

leeko_link
leeko_link

Would had been great if it's on Vita as well. I mean c'mon Capcom give us cross play with this game.

oldschoolvandal
oldschoolvandal

Lost Planet: Extreme Conditions is an OK game....Lost Planet 2 does not thrilled me either. Botton line is I'm not excited about it.

blowtar12345
blowtar12345

Hasn't he got a deep voice for an Asian guy...

nima_metal90
nima_metal90

Naaah, not looking at this too much, maybe just wait for the review, heh?

Leir_Bag
Leir_Bag

I will stay away from this afetr playing Lost Planet 2. Untill this gets released and proves to be actually good, it will be crap. That's how bad Lost Planet 2 was, and I had big hopes for that game.

PixelAddict
PixelAddict

Beginner-friendly?  Wuzzat mean?

 

Haven't shooters become somewhat beginner-friendly already? I'm getting bored of linear, hand-holding gameplay.  I want a trend towards higher degrees of difficulty, am I alone in this?

Iridescent406
Iridescent406

I think the reasoning behind the weird console choices are the sales in Japan for those systems. If I'm not mistaken, the PS3 is at the top as far as consoles go right now, and the 3DS is a really big seller there too. Other consoles like the Vita or Wii haven't been pulling that many big numbers lately, so I guess Capcom was going for the consoles that were popular in Japan while they're making this game. 

 

That might actually be a good sign as far as the game's quality goes...

shimya
shimya

lost interest at beginner shooter! MH VITA NAO!

ryan_sr97c_1
ryan_sr97c_1

dammit... why is the monster hunter series producer making a non-monster hunter game! come one man! i want my monster hunter on the PS3 dude. please... japan got the mh3 HD edition.  why cant the rest of the world get one!

dxdevilex0
dxdevilex0

"Only for PS3 and 3DS"

Weird combination but still glad that it's hitting the 3DS.

FallenOneX
FallenOneX

Am I the only one wondering why the 3DS and the PS3?

intro94
intro94

despite popular belief vita is not doing duper well in the west neither( 3ds was doing better on the west when it was doing "terrible" last year according to press if thats any indication). And it is just doing horribly in Japan ,end of story.

So PS3 as console  is logical and for a portable choice, 3ds is also a no brainer.It might not come outside Japan which makes this even more obvious and both support properly 3d. Not hard to figure out.

fightingfish18
fightingfish18

Guys, when I saw Kojima's name in the article I thought, "Hey, this could be great!"  But then I saw the words "In development at Spark Unlimited."

 

Needless to say, this is a no go for me.  These are the same guys who brought us such excellent games like Call of Duty: Finest Hour, Legendary, and last and least, Turning Point: Fall of Liberty.

BillyColeman
BillyColeman

Capcom taps Monster Hunter producer i smell japan only

iluvOP
iluvOP

Oh yes, that sounds...good.

salvucci91
salvucci91

o.o Beginner-style..? Uh... I assume it's going to be lacking more than just gore. Still keeping an eye on this one though.

ToTs_00
ToTs_00

I have no idea of what to make of this.

psycho75
psycho75

hmm this game wasn't on my radar but,now i'm curious ,they might surprise us after all...

Hail23
Hail23

Lost Planet 3 for ps3 360 and pc, while ex troopers is for ps3 and 3ds? :D

QOSMSTR
QOSMSTR

Could be interesting...

Ultra_Taco
Ultra_Taco

That is a really odd combo of console choices considering what the previous LP games came out for....

BasilVZero
BasilVZero

PS3 and 3DS....No Vita or Xbox360 release...what.

PlatinumPaladin
PlatinumPaladin

Who knew there'd be a second Kojima out there? Very cool. The sound of this game has me intrigued. I'm eager to learn more.

wexorian
wexorian

spin off? It's not old Game what need spin off it need NExt version with imrpovments and not downfall was 2nd game :D

Faith256
Faith256

Anyone notice they are using voice over in the interview only one of the male voices actually belongs to the guy in the interview...

TwighlightBlade
TwighlightBlade

HaHa. SpinnerWeb found this and posted it in the 3DS forums a long time before this article came out.

azumabob
azumabob

Just give us a version of Monster Hunter on any format, even a new one and I will buy it to play the game on day one with the game, just like PSP and Wii. Just do it Capcom, you are letting us long term hunters down pretty bad by not announcing something for us.

pcty
pcty

I think it won`t come to to the west.

Legend002
Legend002

Why no 360? *Lost Planet 3(360) pre-order cancelled*

CamoBullo
CamoBullo

Capcom, just announce a Western release for Monster Hunter Tri G and that alone will make 3DS owners happy. 

ilantis
ilantis

 @oldschoolvandal When it came  out the first lost planet was a great game, also one of the first japanese shooters with online on the 360, also in the colony edition of the game there was an online mode were players could be the giant badass monsters and play against other human players. The 2nd one really sucks though, not the general idea, but they just killed and screwed up  the gameplay so really bad.

chikahiro94
chikahiro94

 @Iridescent406 Honestly, given the choices, it could be a Japan only release. Lost Planet isn't important enough for Sony to try getting it exclusively, and releasing it in the West but ignoring the 360 means losing half your potential sales.

 

Nice evaluation, Iridescent!

NettoSaito
NettoSaito

 @wexorian You know they're making Lost Planet 3 as well as this side story right?

IanNottinghamX
IanNottinghamX

 @azumabob Monster Hunter Tri G is rumored to be coming this summer in europe so its possible it will be out before october this year in the states the rumors say.......but again theres no concrete word on it

Hail23
Hail23

 @Legend002 lost planet 3 is oming for 360 PC and PS3, EX Troopers is coming for PS3 and 3DS

PlatinumPaladin
PlatinumPaladin

@Legend002 I hope there's sarcasm in the second part of that statement.

chikahiro94
chikahiro94

 @Iridescent406 Also, Capcom has its own, cross-platform game engine, so its not like they couldn't do it on the 360 (or PC). It seems more like they don't want to. Could be wrong, of course. Makes me wonder how Japanese sales compared to Western sales...

hadlee73
hadlee73

 @QOSMSTR Indeed, quite an odd choice of platforms. They even skipped the Wii.

azumabob
azumabob

 @IanNottinghamX

I really hope they do bring MH Tri 3G to the west, I want to believe a new Monster Hunter will see western shores soon!