Capcom's Andrew Szymanski stated in an recent interview with Siliconera that if Western fans want to see Japan-only titles like "E.X. Troopers" come ashore, they'll need to continue to do what they do best: demand it.
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. 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.
On bringing "Strider" back to the video game world, Szymanski said it wouldn't have been possible without fans demanding a revival.
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.
Funny enough, when Siliconera mentioned how vocal the "Mega Man" community has been for a new game in the series and are often treated to disappointment, Szymanski save face by saying “Well, we have to take it one at a time.” He later explained that "Strider" came at the "right opportunity at the right time with the right time with the right partner." While that may be true, that hasn't stop "Mega Man" fans from picking up where Capcom left off.
So, "Lost Planet" fans unhappy with the Western developer behind the third game should raise their voices for an American release of the anime-styled spin-off.