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7:30 PM on 10.12.2012

Lost Planet 3 will have scorpion fisting YEAH!

So I haven't been paying too much attention to Lost Planet 3, but I'm genuinely intrigued now thanks to this nine minute long look at the new game. It looks like it's trying to go for more of a realistic and cinematic take o...

Hamza CTZ Aziz



TGS: Lost Planet spin-off E.X. Troopers is super dupers  photo
TGS: Lost Planet spin-off E.X. Troopers is super dupers
by Dale North

I was already pretty close to all-in after learning of the concept behind Capcom's Lost Planet spin-off E.X. Troopers. The idea was to take the snowy and fairly serious world and soften it up a bit with cell shading and pink-haired teenagers. It's still a third-person shooter that centers around exploration, but the action is more arcade-y and the Japanese factor has been turned up past maximum. 

And now that I've played it, I'm going to be waiting impatiently for a western release announcement. 

Let's face it, Lost Planet is a pretty heavy franchise. Even with all the snow and white, it's rather dark and gloomy. It's amazing what some cell shading and manga-style panel artwork can do for a game's atmosphere. Of course, nicely designed characters, like E.X. Trooper's boy hero Bren, don't hurt either. These things alone make for a more lively game than any of the Lost Planet titles.

This game may stick to the franchise roots when it comes to the setting and story line, but the rest feels so completely different that I almost hate to compare the two. 

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11:30 AM on 08.29.2012

E.X. Troopers: Lost Planet turned cute and super Japanese

One might argue that third-person shooter series Lost Planet is already Japanese, but...well, not really. It's pretty western, as that was the goal for the title at some point. But what if you took the basics -- space explor...

Dale North

10:00 AM on 07.15.2012

Jetpacks and enemy juggling in E.X. Troopers gameplay vid

From the moment I laid eyes on E.X. Troopers I had a feeling I had a pretty good feeling about the project. Cel-shaded graphics, an anime-inspired art-style, spaceships, mechs, what more could I ask for? Apparently the ...

Kyle MacGregor

11:00 PM on 06.30.2012

E.X. Troopers getting multiplayer, anime, limited edition

For a game that's coming to PlayStation 3 and 3DS later this year Capcom has been pretty tight lipped about E.X. Troopers. Well, that is until today when the publisher brought the cel-shaded Lost Planet spin-off center ...

Kyle MacGregor

2:00 AM on 06.16.2012

Have a taste of Lost Planet spin-off E.X. Troopers' story

Capcom didn't bring their Lost Planet spin-off to E3, but it hasn't taken them long to get the cel-shaded third-person shooter back on our radar. The publisher has revealed the setup for the title's plot and the motivati...

Kyle MacGregor





7:00 AM on 06.07.2012

E3: Drilling elbows and more in Lost Planet 3

Having played and enjoyed Lost Planet when it first came out only to stay far, far away from Lost Planet 2, I'm still eager to give Lost Planet 3 a chance. It is, after all, a full-on prequel with a noticeably different dire...

Jordan Devore

6:00 AM on 05.24.2012

Sorry angry Mega Man fans, EX Troopers is not Legends 3

Last week Capcom unveiled a rather unusual new project. E.X. Troopers is a cel-shaded third-person shooter with a manga-style art direction. Sounds plenty Japanese, but not exactly out of the ordinary. Oh, did ...

Kyle MacGregor

7:30 PM on 05.23.2012

The DTOID Show: Diablo III, Marvel MMO, & Tom Clancy GRFS

Hey guys! Here's today's Destructoid Show, the only show about video games on the internet. Ever. Don't argue with me. Today we talk about how Diablo III is the fastest selling PC game of all time, and how people are still gr...

Max Scoville



Hands-on preview: Lost Planet 3 photo
Hands-on preview: Lost Planet 3
by Dale North

Remember that hands-off Lost Planet 3 reveal demonstration I saw last month? Capcom finally let me put my hands on it -- that exact demo. It makes me wonder why they didn't let me play it in the first place. Still, I was able to finally play through it last week, and as you'd imagine, I have a bit more to say about it. 

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1:00 PM on 05.19.2012

E.X. Troopers yanks a character from Mega Man Legends 3

One of the weirdest games to be announced so far this year is E.X. Troopers, the manga-style Lost Planet spin-off for the 3DS and the PS3. After Lost Planet 2 failed to set the world ablaze, a lot of people thought the series...

Jonathan Holmes

9:00 AM on 05.17.2012

Cel-shaded Lost Planet spin-off EX Troopers looks amazing

Remember that thought you had about Lost Planet way back when? You know, that one about it being alright and everything, except for the fact that it desperately needed cel-shaded anime graphics. Well, friend, you're in ...

Kyle MacGregor

2:30 AM on 04.12.2012

The DTOID Show: Capcom, Namco Bandai, and FEZ!

It's been a while since we had a show as jam-packed as today's, so go ahead and break out that poncho, because it's about to rain hyperlinks in here! On the first half of the show, we cover all the news to come out of Capcom...

Tara Long

6:00 PM on 04.10.2012

Did you see all our awesome Captivate content?

Capcom recently held their annual Captivate event and the intrepid Dale North dropped a flurry of previews on the site first thing this morning. He got his mitts all over DmC: Devil May Cry and came away rather taken wit...

Conrad Zimmerman



Preview: Lost Planet 3 photo
Preview: Lost Planet 3
by Dale North

Game director and franchise creator Kenji Oguro says that Lost Planet 3 is the closest they have come to his original vision for the series. This sequel returns to the harsh, extreme conditions of the first game, but now puts a heavy focus on narrative and storytelling. The gameplay has transitioned to home in on survival and exploration, moving on from the arcade-y play of the first title, or the cooperative team play of the second. Oguro says that he's really pleased with how the elements have come together for Lost Planet 3, and that he cannot wait to show users the final product.

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10:00 AM on 04.10.2012

Lost Planet 3 announced, dated for early 2013

Lost Planet 3 was announced at a Capcom press event last week. This third game in the franchise is a prequel that moves back towards the game's foundations of extreme conditions, but with a new focus on survival an...

Dale North