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.
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.