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What are your rainy day video games?

If this is your first episode, Friends List is a daily web series where we have one-on-one talks about a single question related to video games. The goal is to give both Polygon's many team members across the globe and those involved in covering, designing and releasing games, an opportunity to speak with you. Today on Friends List, Editor-at-Large Chris Plante and Deputy Reviews Editor Phil Kollar ask: What are your rainy day video games? The episode will begin at 2 p.m. ET (or thereabouts!) and will be available via YouTube following the recording. While you wait you can watch the previous episode: What the hell is Twitch Plays Pokemon? Enjoy Friends List anywhere, anytime: Bookmark the Friends List video page. Subscribe to the audio-only podcast: Friends List on iTunes. D...

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Earth Defense Force 2025 - Overview video

I'm not really sure how much there's left to learn about, to be honest. Chris Plante has been evangelizing this game for ages, but his message is rarely too complex. There are bugs. You have guns. Use the latter on the former, and unlock more of the latter. Sometimes those guns are Super Soakers full of acid. Sometimes they're lasers that can't be turned off once they're activated. It's an oftentimes single-flavor experience, and that flavor has nutty tones. In today's Overview, Chris and I try to touch on the finer points of Earth Defense Force 2025's special brand of pest control. Watch as we learn that the greatest weapon of all might not be a shoulder-mounted rocket launcher, but rather, the art of dance.

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New trailer shows Earth Defense Force 2025's insect invasion

Earth Defense Force 2025 is a third-person shooter pitching players against an infestation of insectoid invaders. Released in Japan last July, the game is due to arrive in North America by D3 Publisher on Feb. 24 for Xbox 360 and PS3. Today's trailer shows various urban battle scenarios featuring destructible environments and dastardly enemies as well as a selection of classes. Earth Defense Force 2025 will also make use of split-screen multiplayer and a variety of mobile weapons and vehicles. You can get full insights into the game's unique personality through Polygon's recent play-through.

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Today I Played: Earth Defense Force 2025

Excuse me — ahem! — sorry, something's caught in my throat. Ahem! Right. Where were we? Oh. Yes. Earth Defense Force 2025 is the must-own game of the summer if you live in Japan. The latest in the alien-blasting, city demolishing series debuted on July 4 with a healthy 177,000 units sold, and was only released in a single country: Japan. The game won't arrive in the United States and Europe until early 2014, and by then I imagine the hardcore gamers that care about obscure, graphically-lacking B-movie simulators will have moved on to the warm arms of their next-generation hardware. Now — before were overwhelmed by Xbox One's and PlayStation 4's — is the perfect time to experience Earth Defense Force 2025. That leaves you three options. 1.) Import a region-free copy of Earth...

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Earth Defense Force 2025 trailer shows off battle gameplay

A new Japanese trailer for Earth Defense Force 2025, Sandlot's third-person bug shooter, features battle heavy gameplay and alien-slaying combat. The game is a follow-up to Earth Defense Force 2017 and charges players with saving the world from an alien insect invasion. You can watch the trailer above to see one of the game's soldiers take on a variety of foes. Earth Defense Force 2025, also known as Earth Defense Force 4, will release in Japan for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in July. D3Publisher announced that it would bring the game to North America this year. You can read our hands-on preview from last year's Tokyo Game show here.

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Earth Defense Force 2025 trailer shows some of the ways to protect the planet from giant robotic ants

Namco Bandai released a new trailer today for Earth Defense Force 2025, which is coming to Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 later this year. The trailer shows the horror (and humor) of a robotic bug invasion in the year 2025 and the struggle of humans to battle the giant ants and spiders before they destroy civilization. The video also gives us our first look at the Wing Diver unit, a kind of jetpack that allows players to take the battle to the skies. The game is known as Earth Defense 4 outside North America. A PS Vita entry in the series, Earth Defense Force 2017 Portable, was released in January.

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Earth Defense Force 2025 trailer includes Earth, defense and giant mechanical alien bugs

A trailer released today for Earth Defense Force 2025 includes glimpses of Earth, defense and colonies of giant mechanical alien bugs. Check out the trailer above to see five minutes of developer Sandlot's game — known outside of North America as Earth Defense Forces 4 — in action. It's slated for an Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 release in 2013 from D3 Publisher. For more on EDF 2025, be sure to check out our hands-on impressions from the 2012 Tokyo Game Show. A PlayStation Vita entry in the Earth Defense Force franchise, Earth Defense Force 2017 Portable, is set for a Jan. 8 release in North America.

Earth Defense Force 2025 Releases
North America
  • Xbox 360
    • Released 2014-02-18
    • Publisher D3 Publisher
    • Developer Sandlot
    • Score 7.5
  • PlayStation 3
    • Released 2014-02-18
    • Publisher D3 Publisher
    • Developer Sandlot
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