Not so long ago Capcom released its Lost Planet spin off game E.X. Troopers in Japan on the 3DS and Playstation 3. It originally started off as a sequel to the original Lost Planet, but turned into a spin off title once the multiplayer element complicated things.
It appears that hopes of a Western release of the new game have been dashed, as Capcom USA's Senior Vice President Christian Svensson has recently revealed there were never any plans to make it available outside of Japan. When asked about a Western release in the Capcom Unity forums, Svensson replied:
[E.X. Troopers] was not planned for Western release… You can tell this because all of the text is ‘hard coded’ as actual art. The text isn’t just standard ‘text’ that could be swapped relatively easily. To localize a release, one would have to redo a ton of art in the game, not just do the localization and loc QA.
So there you have it, it seems E.X. Troopers will never see the light of day on Western shores, which is a shame. Are any of you disappointed in hearing this news? As always, let us know your thoughts in the comments below.