Capcom: E.X. Troopers and Mega Man Legends 3 are unrelated

E.X. Troopers "definitely not a reskinned Legends."

Last week, Capcom announced a new Lost Planet spin-off in development for PlayStation 3 and 3DS called E.X. Troopers. Internet forum-goers were quick to point out the similarity in art style between the game and Mega Man Legends 3, some even speculating the game is reusing assets from the cancelled 3DS sequel. According to Capcom’s Seth Killian, the two have nothing to do with each other. 

“For what it’s worth, I can tell you I played an early version of this game (which was styled in the same way, and with what looks to be similar gameplay) in Japan well before the Legends project ran into trouble,” said Killian on the Capcom Unity forums. “It is definitely not a reskinned Legends. I have not played EX Troopers for quite a while, but once more details emerge about the gameplay, I think it will become clearer that this is the case.”

“At the time I played it, the projects did not share members. Since the [Mega Man Legends 3] team is now on other projects, it’s conceivable some are working on this title, but that would be the extent of the overlap so far as I know.”

Thanks, Rockman Corner.

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