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9:00 AM on 04.24.2013

Watch dudes blast dudes in this Lost Planet 3 MP trailer

Lost Planet 3 is still set for an August release date, which could have fooled me, given how little we've heard about it this year outside of a delay. But the radio silence ends today as a new multiplayer trailer has surface...

Chris Carter

2:15 PM on 04.10.2013

Resident Evil: Revelations has a season pass on Steam

The revamped Resident Evil: Revelations for consoles and PC has found its way on to Steam, offering pre-purchase rewards based on how many folks pay up before launch. Currently, the game is sitting pretty with the first tier ...

Jordan Devore

5:00 AM on 04.10.2013

Lost Planet 3's many retail specific pre-order 'bonuses'

Oh goodie! Another barrage of retail specific pre-order bonus fluff such as weapons, items, and characters that won't really alter your experience were you to just skip out on pre-purchasing the game. Lost Planet 3 is the la...

Hamza CTZ Aziz





12:45 PM on 04.09.2013

Capcom moves Lost Planet 3 back to August

In an updated release schedule, Capcom has listed Lost Planet 3 as releasing on August 27 and August 30 in North America and Europe, respectively. If you've been keeping an eye on this third installment -- someone's got to be...

Jordan Devore

4:00 AM on 04.09.2013

ThreeA shows off their Portal 2 and Lost Planet figures

ThreeA toys showed off their Portal 2 Atlas and P-Body concepts nearly a year ago, and since then we haven't heard a thing about them. That was until at the ThreeA event held at Beast Kingdom Toys in Taiwan recently. Personal...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

10:30 AM on 03.06.2013

Lost Planet 3 set for June 25 release in North America

Capcom has officially set the release of Lost Planet 3 for June 25 in North America, and June 28 in Europe. The game was originally slated for an early 2013 launch, but was slightly delayed to later this year. Feelings towar...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

2:30 PM on 12.13.2012

E.X. Troopers will probably never come to the West

Capcom has done just about everything possible to waste any consumer goodwill they've built up over the years. Even recent attempts to reconcile with fans have been met with scorn by some. The other day, I surmised that even ...

Kyle MacGregor

12:00 PM on 11.24.2012

E.X. Troopers is now available from Japanese importers

E.X. Troopers has yet to be announced for a release on Western shores. And if Capcom Senior Vice-President Christian Svensson's words are anything to go by that's not likely to happen. So unless you're still holding out ...

Kyle MacGregor

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