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Capcom: If You Want Games Like E.X. Troopers, You Need To Speak Up

Posted by Damien McFerran

"The best thing we can get is input"

Capcom's Andrew Szymanski has stated in an interview with Siliconera that fans need to be more vocal to get their games they really want.

Lost Planet spin-off E.X. Troopers was famously denied a western localisation because of the amount of work required to translate the Japanese text. However, Szymanski insists that if fans make enough noise, Capcom will listen:

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. 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 any more?’ These people care. You have got to be able to drop that big printout on that table.

As Siliconera pointed out during the interview, Szymanski may wish to check back through the archives for a clear-cut case of Capcom not necessarily listening to what the fans want.

Szymanski replied:

Well, we have to take it one at a time. 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.

So there you have it — keep asking, and hopefully Capcom will give you what you want.

[via siliconera.com]

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User Comments (87)

19Robb92

#1

19Robb92 said:

Like that's going to help? People spoke pretty loudly about wanting MegaMan Legends 3, but instead they canceled it and buried it.

Samurai_Goroh

#2

Samurai_Goroh said:

Clearly Capcom forgot how to run a business, they are now trying to set a religious cult instead. Count me out of the beggars and worshippers, Capcom. As far I'm concerned, as a paying costumer, it's me that needs convincing that you as a company might have products worthy of my time and money, not the other way around.

Grubdog

#3

Grubdog said:

Be careful what you wish for Capcom, the year of entitlement will take no prisoners.

Remember when companies made a game they wanted, THEN consumers decided if they wanted it? The whole focus group approach is what's killing companies left and right, and it made Resident Evil 6 into the abortion that it is because they tried to target 16 markets that didn't exist.

Dinosaurs

#5

Dinosaurs said:

Caps gonna pump out games either way, so might as well throw the community guys an email if they say its a new day for fan relations

LAA

#6

LAA said:

Like how they listen to fans about AAI2, easily probably the most wanted game people want capcom to localise, and they're still not working on it.
Glad we're getting AA5 at least with no issues, but the no physical release isnt a good sign either.

DarkCoolEdge

#7

DarkCoolEdge said:

I want Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen on WiiU.

I want a new Resident Evil for 3DS.

I want another Zack & Wiki. Either for WiiU or 3DS.

I want something from Shu Takumi that is not Ace Attorney, something like Ghost Trick.

I want Okami 3 for WiiU.

I want many things but Capcom is most likely not going to do almost any of them no matter how much I ask for it. So, what's the point?

unrandomsam

#8

unrandomsam said:

The new Strider looks not all that good. (There was another Strider being made by the people who did Bionic Commando Rearmed I expect that would have been better).

I want another Ghost's n Goblins game and more CPS1 and CPS2 (Really like stuff like 3 wonders and 1944: The Loop Master).

I am surprised they haven't contracted someone to do that because as you can see with Neo Geo once the emulator is done you can release tons with very minimal amounts of effort. (I suppose that time might have passed though as most of that stuff doesn't look good on an LCD and input lag is still a problem. And the state of dungeons and dragons makes me think even more it is not worth it.)

Sir_JBizzle

#10

Sir_JBizzle said:

@19Robb92 right! I'll take it a step further and say we want Mega Man anything! Instead they give us Ultra Super Mega Street Fighter IV Arcade Edition ver 2014+

Magikarp3

#11

Magikarp3 said:

Does anyone else feel weird seeing a PR message from Capcom and it's not from Christian Svensson?

:(

Araknie

#12

Araknie said:

@19Robb92 This is the problem.

It works with some publisher and some others not, Capcom seems unsure on how to work on that, they decide any case in different ways.

You listen or not to the feedback, you can't do it for one game than not undo that for other 3.

Decide a line of work, Capcom!

Marshi

#13

Marshi said:

The problem with this approuch is several ppl will troll the sites and demand resident evil 7 to have a driving sim mode where you learn to drive in a zombie filled world or something equally rediculous and the big cheese's wont realise their being trolled. I have no doubt thats why we got re5 and 6

Marshi

#14

Marshi said:

The problem with this approuch is several ppl will troll the sites and demand resident evil 7 to have a driving sim mode where you learn to drive in a zombie filled world or something equally rediculous and the big cheese's wont realise their being trolled. I have no doubt thats why we got re5 and 6

Volmun

#15

Volmun said:

ppl DID speek up about Lost Planet E.X. Troopers ! and thay sed something like "we cant relece it out side of jpn as of the graphical text" or something... and what about MML3? ppl defiantly were NOT silent on that yet it didnt happen...

Blizzaga

#16

Blizzaga said:

"Capcom's Andrew Szymanski has stated in an interview with Siliconera that fans need to be more vocal to get their games they really want."

...Because that certainly works with Mega Man, right?

Zombie_Barioth

#17

Zombie_Barioth said:

@Samurai_Goroh
Exactly, its not like Goerge Lucas asks people what movie he should make, or Honda asks what kind of car you want to drive.

These companies need to stop using focus groups. Focus groups don't tell you what people actually want, people say what they think they should say not what they actually think. Of course, focus groups make good scapegoats since you can just blame your BS on them. Don't want a little girl on the cover? Just blame focus testing.

So capcom wants input? Just how much imput do you guys need, cause clearly 100,000+ people just isn't enough. Maybe someone should slip Capcom a piece of paper to write it on?

ricklongo

#18

ricklongo said:

Basicaly, he wants to cut market research costs.

If Capcom did their job right, they wouldn't need to blame their customers on their failure.

Volmun

#19

Volmun said:

@Zombie_Barioth yep.. lol also you have to love this line... "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." err that IS THE ppl Speaking Up!! What more do you want? Really?

edhe

#20

edhe said:

"You want games like E.X Troopers? (titter) Why didn't you just ask? Speak up HAHAHAHA!!"

The bloody nerve!

darkev9001

#21

darkev9001 said:

so, how 'bout that mh4? is it going to come here at all, or going to come a year later? Get out of here Capcom, i'll believe it when i see it.

Zach777

#22

Zach777 said:

Dear Capcom:

1) New Mega Man
2) Resident Evil 5 for 3DS or Wii U version

That is all.

youngkc19

#23

youngkc19 said:

So can anyone tell me how to get on these community sites please or is this one also good? i really wanna play E.X. Trooper.

TruenoGT

#24

TruenoGT said:

Stop farming out your franchises to western developers, stop being influenced by COD and stop abusing the DLC trend. Get back to trusting your creative instincts to create long term memorable titles, not summer blockbuster "AAA" garbage.

ultraraichu

#26

ultraraichu said:

And I thought that capcom's "fan" community was one of the loudest posters out there, or the very least the most aggressive.

TwilightV

#29

TwilightV said:

All I want is the Mega Man Legends series. But this company consistently fails to meet my request in favor of the umpteenth installments of series that I have no interest in, so they're dead to me. I won't buy any of their games, and I won't support them in any way whatsoever. At this point i'm hoping they eventually go bankrupt.

Deathgaze

#30

Deathgaze said:

Capcom has lost it. They're ruined every great franchise. Mega Man, Resident Evil and Street Fighter mainly. Let them die off.

distantwolfx44

#32

distantwolfx44 said:

@TwilightV I'm still planning on getting Monster Hunter 4 :O so don't wish for them to go bankrupt just yet. Let Monster Hunter 4 get released in the west and we all can wish them "bankruptcy".

TwilightV

#33

TwilightV said:

@Coldfirex44: Assuming it's ever released here. Even then, if they do go bankrupt, I doubt it would be long before another, hopefully more competent company snagged the franchise.

unrandomsam

#35

unrandomsam said:

Capcom stuff was good when it was for arcades. (The way arcade games have to be made is what I want from console games. The whole game immediately no tutorials or cutscenes.)

Intrepid

#38

Intrepid said:

This must be an inside joke Capcom employees discuss during lunch or something. "Hey guys, I have a great idea! Lets tell the fans on the forum that if they're vocal enough, we'll consider and acknowledge their complaints, but instead ignore them and do what we want anyway, and then blame them for not supporting the series. It'll be fun!"

banacheck

#39

banacheck said:

Capcom, make a true DMC game yourselfs, we don't want or need another crap reboot you didn't make.

BONHOMME-7HEURE

#40

BONHOMME-7HEURE said:

Dear Capcom:
1: Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo (ST) on wii virtual console arcade with online
2:Mega Man X-3 on wii Virtual console
3: Mega Man 6-7 on wii virtual console
4: Duck tale classic on Wii u VC
5:Final Fight 1 Arcade on wii VC arcade
6: DMC game on Wii U
7:Mega Man Legend 3 on Wii u or 3DS
8:Strider (New) on wii u
9:New Mega Man X game
10: Final Fight Double Impact on Wii u

Einherjar

#41

Einherjar said:

You are kidding me right ? YOU GOT TO BE KIDDING ME CAPCOM !
We voiced our demand for Megaman Universe / Legends 3 / MegaMan in FIghting games and you ignored us. We voiced our demand for a true sequel to any MegaMan franchise on a proper gaming device and you ignored us.
We voiced our dislike of the new DmC and you ignored AND mocked us.
What the frickn hell do you want from your fanbase ?
Are we supposed to build our own Capcom shrine in the closed to pray for new releases ? You are clearly out of your mind here. Your own website, Capcomunity, was literally overrun by disappointed and angry fans because of your recent decisions with your core franchises and its still not enough ? What else should we do ? Voice our demands and wishes towards our goverment, so that they ask and beg for new releases oversees ?
Your fans have done everything they can, from petitions, open letters, official polls and whatnot to make their voices heard and every odd week you say that we need to speak up about it ?
Are you just deef or deef AND ignorant ?

WaLzgiStaff

#42

WaLzgi said:

While I would normally side against Capcom, my question is how effective these methods of speaking up are. Most of these start Facebook groups and online petitions that are overlooked by companies. If you want them to hear you, contact them directly.

retro_player_22

#43

retro_player_22 said:

At this point I had no interest in buying anything from Capcom (not even the just announce Breath of Fire 6 would convince me which I believe won't be out for a Nintendo system anyways). Capcom you are digging your grave, if you want fans to buy your games, make them available as soon as possible in all regions. This is coming from a fan who had voiced multiple times for the possibility of Mega Man Legends 3 only to get face slapped back. Well voice no more cuz now the only thing you'll get from me are the sounds of crickets. As for E.X. Troopers, yeah I like the game but not if it ain't coming.

SheldonRandoms

#44

SheldonRandoms said:

I can speak "very loudly", but even then, I don't think Capcom will listen, take those earplugs out of your ears Capcom and listen to your fans!!!

Shambo

#47

Shambo said:

Start by bringing that MMO Monster Hunter over, then get your act together and bring us the Level 5 crossover Layton vs. Ace Attorney,... Hell, stop ignoring your fans outside of Japan and get everyone every game ever. Simple. Why did I sign so many online petitions to have to read this?

RevolverLink

#48

RevolverLink said:

Or Capcom could, you know, hold up their end of the bargain and actually listen every once in a while.

Rafie

#49

Rafie said:

There's many games that fans asked for that Capcom has not either replied to or even acknowledged. I won't say ignored because I'm almost positive that Capcom has heard the fans for years to come about anything involving Mega Man. I would personally love for Ultra Street Fighter 4 to come to the Wii U. That way we would have the "ultimate" version with all of the new nerfs and buffs with new characters and stages.

Also fans have been asking for CVS 1&2 Online (Capcom Vs. SNK, for those that don't know), yet we got Darkstalkers Resurrection. Give the Wii U a chance like you all do with the other consoles.

Tysamu

#50

Tysamu said:

Right, because NOBODY said anything about neither mega man legends 3 or e.x. troopers. -shrugs- I want either NIntendo or Sony to buy the rights of Mega Man from Capcom as well as Nintendo, Sony, or Sega to buy Street Fighter and Nintendo/Sony to buy Resident Evil from them.

Doma

#51

Doma said:

Screw you. Find out whether there's demand by doing your own damn research. If you can't be bothered, so be it.

BATRA

#52

BATRA said:

i have been saying this for 2 years now bring a new megaman game for the wii u and a lost planet games to the wii u to and a breath of fire game for the wii u to i went to lost planet 3 facebook and website to tell them we want lost planet 3 on the wii u and they laugh at me say ain't happened wii u is to weak for capcom games capcom hates the wii u

BATRA

#54

BATRA said:

any lost planet games for the wii u
any mega man games for the wii u
any breath of fire games for the wii u
stupid capcom why cant you listen to your fans

theblackdragonAdmin

#55

theblackdragon said:

You keep saying you want us to speak up, Capcom, but what has that ever gotten us? Where's MML3, where's AA5 in cartridge form? Why is the next BoF game going to phones instead of consoles? Quit trolling us with your pretty words and just do something, Capcom. That's all we want from you.

jpfan1989

#56

jpfan1989 said:

@Zach777 well more than anything I am really speaking from my own experience. it's not terrible, the game doesn't suck... Its just disappointing, after all the hype and talk from friends saying how great it was going to be (back in the day) and when I finally played it myself after all this time I was dissatisfied. The game wasn't all that memorable I just finished it the other day and I have already forgotten half the poopoodoodiepoodledoos that happened. Its not worth buying a console for I'll tell you that. Again this is just my opinion.

Nictendo64

#59

Nictendo64 said:

Dragons Dogma and Megaman Legends 3.
They already lied about one. I just don't believe Capcom.

ecco6t9

#60

ecco6t9 said:

It seems Capcom wants us to do most of the work for them.

EX Troopers would make a fine $20 eShop game. And I do know my stance on Ace Attorney being download only but the difference here is that EX Troopers is a one off title at the moment.

JusticeColde

#63

JusticeColde said:

I, along with many many other people demanded Mega Man Legends 3 & Saturday Night Slam Masters and you didn't listen and gave us SFIII: AE.

Squid

#64

Squid said:

Hm, I guess that didnt work with MML3 but, you know, whatever you say Capcom.

MikeDanger

#65

MikeDanger said:

I hate how Capcom just keeps wanting us to beg just to make games. Hey A-holes you want us to talk? We talk with our wallets, i'm not gonna beg anymore for no game! Jerks...

JaxonH

#66

JaxonH said:

@19Robb92
I don't understand why people would even want that game- I'm a Mega Man fan since the original 3 on NES, and what I want is a new Mega Man game in the vein of New Super Mario Bros U or Donkey Kong Country Tropical Freeze. Same old school format, new current gen console and graphics- full retail release. I just can't imagine a New Mega Man game flopping if done in this manner. Every old-school MM fan in the world would be all over a game like that. But instead, they push the spinoff 3D game.

I understand many say the Legends games are good on their own merits, but I'm not dying to play MM Legends 3. I'm dying to play a NEW Mega Man U, boxed retail, with 8 robot masters followed by another tier of 8 robot masters, followed by a 5-hour, 10-phase Wiley Castle... why aren't more ppl asking for THIS instead of Legends?

Rafie

#67

Rafie said:

@JaxonH Please don't take offense to this, but this is one thing I actually agree with you on. I said that because I know we have disagreed on a few things previously. I for one don't care for another Legends game. Give me a Mega Man game just like you described. I actually have heard no one ask for this particularly. You are the first one that I know that ask for MM in this fashion. I believe it's a great idea.

I'm starting to believe Capcom doesn't want to step on Inafune's toes with a new Mega Man game. Which is why the have been reluctant to make an actual MM game and instead just let him have cameos and such.I know they hear the fans talking. It's one of the most requested games in this decades time so far.

JaxonH

#68

JaxonH said:

@Rafie
Have we disagreed before? If so, no worries. I'm a strongly opinionated gamer and sometimes blurt my mind without thinking. But I certainly never try to offend anyone. We're all gamers and those ties are stronger than any disagreements we may have.

Yeah, idk why no one asks for a game like this. It's the logical conclusion to what Mega Man fans should want, yet nothing is ever said...

Rafie

#69

Rafie said:

@JaxonH Yes we have, but you like you said...it's all good. I do like that about gamers. We all have our opinions, but it's all in the morale of gaming. Not like the racist, egotistical, violent crap you hear in the media these days.

Anyway, which game series would you prefer a new title for, Mega Man or Mega Man X? Both games is super enticing and I would welcome both. When we got the Mega Man Powered Up (PSP title that had MM in chibi form), I was excited and I played and beat that game twice hoping that we would get something greater in the future. Capcom keeps on trolling and even to this day...still trolling. I guess we'll have to settle for him being in Super Smash U for now.

JaxonH

#70

JaxonH said:

@Rafie
That's a hard choice tbh... hmm. Well, I think they could go with the original Mega Man if they updated the visuals but somehow kept the spirit of the original Mega Man alive. Mega Man X was, in a way, a natural evolution for the series, and would actually probably be the better fit now that I think about it. But who knows, I think we'd actually have to see the finished product to determine which is the better route to take.

So I'd choose Mega Man X, for the simple fact that the controls of the originals were so basic... and with a retail, current gen release I think the market might have trouble accepting a game where you could only run one speed, jump and maybe slide. In line with past titles like MM ZX, perhaps they could call it Mega Man UX? That's just me though.

I think that in the past, devs/pubs thought that games HAD to evolve into 3D to keep the franchise alive, but now we're seeing that's not entirely true. 2D platformers have made a comeback, with recent entries of NSMB and DKC selling like hotcakes. If they're going to make a new MM game like we're referring to, now would definitely be the time to do it.

Captain_Toad

#71

Captain_Toad said:

Ask you for games huh capcom. Eh I don't know. After a couples of cases which hadn't work and one case which shall not be brought up again. It's starting to be a bit shady.

Urbanhispanic

#73

Urbanhispanic said:

Capcom hasn't been listening to us for a very long while now. I want a new Mega Man that isn't tied into the Legends universe. No offense but I was never into that part of the MM story line but no one forgot how they famously dropped the demo and cancelled and now they are saying to speak up AND they will listen to us????

Who are they trying to fool???

Kaizokuman

#74

Kaizokuman said:

@Objection That's what it seems like. I wanted this game way back when. Since the 3ds was not doing well then they didn't bring it. They said some some stuff about the text be integrated into the art, they could've found a work around.

JuanitoShet

#76

JuanitoShet said:

Good thing I've never been a big Capcom fan. 'Cause if I were, this is what I'd tell 'em right about now:

"Screw you, Crapcom."

Olaf-symbiote

#77

Olaf-symbiote said:

So if nobody spoke up about which games they wanted, would Capcom only release Street Fighter in the West? Then I guess Capcom's going under in a few years...

And no, Capcom, I'm not going to make your games for you or decide which games you should release. You're a huge corporation, so YOU should make those decisions, and not blame/impose on your customers.

MorriganIsHot

#78

MorriganIsHot said:

Fans asked for DS4, yet crapcom cancelled it because DSR didn't sell which no one asked for that game.

persona4

#79

persona4 said:

Here's my two cents stop spaming Street Fighter even Street Fighter fans are getting fed up and stop making Resident Evil into Call of Duty ripoffs.
As for needing to speaking up about what games we want here I go
Mega Man Legends3,
Mega Man X9,
Mega Man ZX3,
something like Battle Network and Starforce those were fun games or how about a new Mega Man game (but of course this is Capcom and they hate games that actually sell so chances are we will never see another NEW Mega Man game again just re-releases of ancient games) (don't get me wrong I love the older games but I WANT SOMETHING NEW!!!!!!!!!!!)
How about not putting all your good game ideas on Android and Iphones these actions are hurting your relationships with gamers that and CANCELING EVERY FREAKIN' GREAT GAME UNDER THE SUN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Also the over abundence of DLC for games is starting a new phrase DLC Prostitution (replace Prostitution with the other word for it and that's the actual word can't say actual word because of censorship I'm sure Nintendo monitors this. And one final thing stop having other companies make your games every time you do this horrible games get made (DMC remake rings a bell?)

19Robb92

#80

19Robb92 said:

@JaxonH
I don't care for MegaMan in general. The point I was making is that they don't listen to fans, so why bother "speaking up".

JaxonH

#81

JaxonH said:

@19Robb92
I can understand the frustration. I feel that way with Arkham Origins omitting online MP and Splinter Cell Blacklist omitting local co-op

Bass_X0

#82

Bass_X0 said:

@19Robb92 They heard us about Mega Man. They said no. They are now asking us to tell them what we also want and they'll say if they can do it or not.

A game doesn't need more demand than Mega Man Legends 3 to get produced / translated. It may recieve much less demand and still see release. Games are released on their individuality, not just by the amount of demand from fans.

DrRandle

#83

DrRandle said:

Didn't work for Legends 3. I've decided instead to speak quietly about how I no longer want Capcom products.

youngkc19

#87

youngkc19 said:

Dear Capcom, i am writing this in hopes that you care about your fans...so in a nut shell all i want is 1) E.X.TROOPERS. AND 2)MEGAMAN. IS THAT TOO MUCH TO ASK FOR!?

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