‘Let us know you want it, and we’ll bring it over.’
Most of you probably don’t know this, but a while back, Capcom released a rather stylish looking (and well playing, by all accounts) game for the Playstation 3 and Nintendo 3DS (yes, that happened) set in the Lost Planet universe, called E.X. Troopers. Several fans awaited the release of the game in the west, but it never happened, and ultimately, Capcom went on the record saying a western release simply wasn’t planned.
However, it looks like they might be changing tracks now. In a chat with Siliconera, Capcom’s Andrew Szymanski talked about the game.
“Whether it’s E.X. Troopers or any other Japan-only games we do or even games we are considering doing, the best thing we can get is input,” Szymanski said. “I don’t need an online petition. I just need people to go on the community sites, e-mail some of our community guys, and say these are the kinds of games we want to see.”
“Whether they are games released overseas that they want in other territories—again what made Strider possible was having that backup. James Vance and I can walk into a boardroom and say we want to make Strider, but they’re going to say, ‘Who cares about Strider anymore?’ These people care. You have got to be able to drop that big printout on that table.”
So guys, you know what to do. Get on it.