English voice option actually does sound nice. I mean, the game was already designed so that you didn't have to read and play the game at the same time, but it's still nice to be able to just listen to the conversation instead of reading it from the corner.
Also, an option for 16:9 ratio aka you can finally play the game without the black bars on the top and bottom.
Kinda weird that the co-op is only for Story mode, though. Chuck that in with "why do Story and Arcade mode have mutually-exclusive difficulty options", I guess.
e: wait a minute, it's actually extra-weird that it's story mode that has the co-op, because I think plot-wise you were always flying solo. So, we're going to have a non-canon co-op option in the Story mode but not in the obviously-non-canon Arcade mode. Okaaaaayyyyy....
I guess it's just so they don't have to program what happens when more than one type of Time Capsule is activated simultaneously, nor do they have to add programming to prevent that from happening at all.
No clue wtf "Versus" mode is going to be.
Risk and reward - multiple difficulty levels in Arcade Mode with deep scoring and hidden rank system for the more experienced players
but... the rank bar is right there on the screen! Unless this means they're going to hide it for EX?
A bit disappointed that it seems nothing about the core design will be changed, not even via an optional new mode, but I wasn't really expecting it anyways.