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Video: The First Thirty Minutes Of The Best 3DS Action Game You've Never Played

Posted by Kerry Brunskill

That's E.X. Troopers, by the way

"Like Lost Planet, but anime" could easily have been the most cynical boardroom pitch ever, but thankfully Capcom couldn't have any poured any more love into E.X. Troopers if it had tried.

We've got a full Matters of Import feature coming up soon on this amazing title, so in the meantime grab yourself a hot beverage and enjoy the white-hot presentation and neon-tinged designs in this (sadly Japan-only) action classic.

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User Comments (56)

Shiryu

#2

Shiryu said:

Kimimi, this is painful to even remember that it exists, let alone watch Y_Y

unrandomsam

#4

unrandomsam said:

I think the cutscene to game ratio if it is like that for the whole game is one of the worst I have ever seen. (I do try and avoid such titles though).

Doma

#7

Doma said:

These 'Matters of Import' articles should be banned until Nintendo removes the region lock. (i'm being serious)

Windy

#9

Windy said:

When I first saw this I was hoping it would get a port. Forgot it was still out there. Cannot believe they have no intention to port this. This game looks like it falls into a petition type of situation. Who knows if that would even work these days.

Darthziggy

#10

Darthziggy said:

I hate to burst your bubble from your opening line, but this game isn't "like" Lost Planet, it IS Lost Planet. A spin-off of the main series.

Windy

#11

Windy said:

I had to stop watching the video. I did get halfway through but started getting more and more frustrated as I watched what could be the best Quality game on 3ds

19Robb92

#12

19Robb92 said:

What's with the overabundance of cutscenes? Got pretty annoying to watch..
Anyway, great looking game. Too bad it's JP exclusive.

Mattiator

#16

Mattiator said:

GAAAAAAH. This game was one of the main reasons I BOUGHT a 3DS! Capcom's reason for not translating? The text is saved as images, and it's too expensive to go and change them.

TruenoGT

#18

TruenoGT said:

Wow, monster production values on this game. Officially on my "if I ever get a JPN 3DS, I'll check this out" list.

Sir_JBizzle

#19

Sir_JBizzle said:

Wow! Amazing looking game, looks like a lot of time went into it, but man, those long cutscenes were killing me!

Kaze_Memaryu

#20

Kaze_Memaryu said:

Oh, why did you have to do this? Now we'll have yet another title to justify removing the region-lock, but will never get it...

Darkness3131

#21

Darkness3131 said:

Is it just me or did those NPC heads move a little too much... 0_0

Looks good though. Too bad.

Zobocop

#25

Zobocop said:

Of course it's cool, this game used to be Mega Man Legends 3 before getting a facelift, literally.

6ch6ris6

#26

6ch6ris6 said:

game looks and sounds so cool.
is it really that difficult to translate it into english and publish as eshop only?

AltDotNerd

#28

AltDotNerd said:

Out of all the companies with sh**ty business strategies (EA, Activision, etc.) Capcom can still make good games. And a few crappy ones...

Monkeh

#29

Monkeh said:

Really you shouldn't be sharing these kinds of games, it just makes a whole bunch of people sad they'll never play it, including me. :(

koops330

#30

koops330 said:

This looks cool, looks like a great game to get come use out of my circle pad pro (if it supports the peripheral) to bad capcom isn't bringing this over to NA

unrandomsam

#31

unrandomsam said:

I would buy it even if the story was removed completely. (That is what Compile did with quite a few entries in the Aleste series).

(Surely removing it completely cannot be that much effort).

LexKitteh

#33

LexKitteh said:

Capcom has said the game is too manga-styled, and has too many Japanese characters on the screen for them to edit the images and translate. But I don't think many people would mind them just adding captions over the Japanese, at least we could play this game still! They can leave the voices in Japanese, like Project X Zone. But I think this game would have the potential to sell if word got out!

kkslider5552000

#34

kkslider5552000 said:

I swear, one minute of skimming through this was more memorable than anything I've seen or played of the console games. But it won't come here because REASONS

unrandomsam

#35

unrandomsam said:

They should just release it as is if there is no other way they will do it.

(Sometimes I think it is better to not understand anyway. e.g Castle of Shikigami III I would prefer to have never seen the translated parts.)

Squid

#36

Squid said:

This looks like my kind of game. Maybe there's a small chance it'll get released outside of Japan...

Oh, right. Forgot it's by Capcom. Nevermind.

KimimiStaff

#37

Kimimi said:

To everyone concerned about the cutscene/gameplay ratio - once this opening section's out the way (pretty much from the thirty-first minute XD) it changes drastically and works more like "Quick text chat to person at base->mission start->bit of radio chatter in mission/short mission cutscene->repeat".

I'm going to do some more videos to go with the full write up, so you'll get a fairer example then :)

Smug43

#39

Smug43 said:

Why not just release the freaking game AS IT IS on the 3ds eshop for all regions and have a disclaimer it's in Japanese only.. we just want to play the game.. I could care less about the story to be honest!

kupo

#41

kupo said:

I hate that Capcom didn't release this game on 3DS (a system with next to zero 3rd person shooters), but decided to go toe-to-toe with Dead Space 3, Splinter Cell: Blacklist, and GTA V by releasing Lost Planet 3.

DamoAdmin

#44

Damo said:

@Darthziggy @yuwarite Yeah, @Kimimi is totally aware of that - the opening line is a fictionalised guess at how it was pitched to Capcom's board members to convince them to bankroll it. Chill, doods!

KeeperBvK

#45

KeeperBvK said:

As opposed to what the title states, I DID play this game. At Tokyo Game Show 2012. And man, I didn't like it at all. I liked neither teh generic style nor the seemingly tedious fighting mechanics and battles that would drag on forever without anything to break up the repetition. Maybe it gets better later on, but it would have to change DRASTICALLY from the build I played there.

Ryudo

#46

Ryudo said:

This game is also on PS3. I imported it without knowing much Japanese. Good news is it's VERY import friendly. You don't need to read to play the game...it is VERY visual in cues. I did a bunch of quests without reading a single word. It's the best Lost Planet game IMO and I loved LP2. It really is fun to play and reminds me why I used to love Capcom. If you have a PS3 shell out 35$ (it's cheap..sometimes 40$) from Play Asia.
Also yes this game is pretty much what happened with Mega Man Legends 3. Damn is the game fun.

FX102A

#47

FX102A said:

Played the demo on PS3 and whilst I could have imported it, I like to be able to understand the story and character conversations. The soundtrack was also littered with J-Pop that just worked with the game's style.

Like someone said earlier, if only Capcom had just added simple captions underneath all the Japanese text and left the voices as is, I'd have bought it in a heartbeat.

youngkc19

#50

youngkc19 said:

dear, Capcom...again love you!!!

You can show your anger without the need for censored profanity -Lz

SummonMew

#52

SummonMew said:

This is why I have to learn Japanese. Tired of waiting for things to never be localized. Hello Rosetta Stone.

yuwarite

#53

yuwarite said:

@Damo It should have been phrased something like "It's Lost Planet... BUT ANIME!!!" or something to that effect :p

Shambo

#54

Shambo said:

I've been wanting this game since the first image I saw. But you know Capcom. New game! Is it awesome? Yes? Let's not translate it, and blame it on a lack of interest.

navonod18

#56

navonod18 said:

How much more do they pay for a 3ds in Japan than I do in the US? I mean their library is far superior and almost unfair lol.

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