Capcom Reveals Cartoon Lost Planet Spinoff, E.X. Troopers
Capcom announced E.X. Troopers, a cartoon-styled spin-off of its Lost Planet third-person shooting franchise for PlayStation 3 and Nintendo 3DS, this week.
E.X. Troopers will occupy the same universe as the Lost Planet games, but it will drop the hard sci-fi look in favor of the comic book approach. Characters look hand-drawn rather than sculpted from polygons, and the action seen in the game’s first trailer is punctuated with on-screen Japanese onomatopoeia.
The main characters appear to be all new and rather young, according to the profiles on the game’s official site. Many of the Lost Planet robots and monsters, however, have made the jump to E.X. Troopers, as Japanese bloggers have found by comparing the trailer with images from previous games.
E.X. Troopers will be released in Japan sometime this year. It is produced by Shintaro Kojima, who worked on Capcom’s Monster Hunter series, according to a translation from this week’s Famitsu magazine.