Looks like Capcom will launch a Lost Planet spin-off title for the PlayStation 3 and 3DS called EX Troopers. This one will be a shooter and game development will be led by Monster Hunter series producer Shintaro Kojima.
Ex Troopers shares the same world view as Lost Planet. However, the game has an anime visual style and a school-themed story. According to a summary of Famitsu's article from Sinobi, the game looks like a science fiction Justice Gakuen. Between stages, the game uses a "manga demo" event system similar to what was used in Gravity Rush. Capcom will be using May'n for the game's theme song.
More specifically, EX Troopers will tell of the battle between snow pirates and the indigenous Akrid aliens on the planet EDN-3rd. Gamers will suit up as Bren Turner, and will be introduced to female snow pirate TeeKee, who has the power to speak with the creatures.
Anime style and school-themed story? That could be... interesting?
The game is reportedly 60 percent complete, and will release later this year, ahead of 2013's Lost Planet 3.
Here's the first game trailer and screens:
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