By Kevin Gifford on Mar 19, 2013 03.19.13
Over in Japan, D3 Publisher announced in the pages of Famitsu magazine that Earth Defense Force 2025, latest in their series of humans-vs.-aliens destroyathons, is coming out a tad later than expected. Originally planned for a June release on the PS3 and Xbox 360, the game will now come out July in Japan on both consoles at a price of 6,980 yen. The news isn't all bad for fans, though. D3 took the chance this week to reveal EDF 2025's fourth and final soldier class in the Famitsu preview, and it looks pretty badass. Called the Fencer, the heavily-armored class has a worrying variety of weaponry on its side, including: - A deflective shield that cuts all damage taken while you have it readied, although it'll overheat and go offline if used for too long - A blast-hole spear that fires...
By Michael McWhertor on Dec 13, 2012 12.13.12
D3Publisher will bring Sandlot's bug-slaying and alien-crushing action game Earth Defense Force 4 to North America sometime next year under the name Earth Defense Force 2025. Players will have the option of saving the planet from total destruction on either the PlayStation 3 or Xbox 360 in 2013, taking down giant creatures amid huge explosions and B-movie caliber dialogue. Earth Defense Force 2025 offers a variety of classes, including the traditional on-foot soldier and the flying Pale Wing, and dozens of weapons to choose from. We had a chance to go hands-on with Earth Defense Force 2025 during Tokyo Game Show this year. You can read our thoughts on the matter here.
By Michael McWhertor on Sep 22, 2012 09.22.12
The B-movie grade charm of the Earth Defense Force games has always outweighed the series' technical shortcomings. Shooting swarms of gargantuan space ants and giant robots again and again and again tends to be simple, campy fun. That definitely hasn't changed with the next iteration, Earth Defense Forces 4, based on the Tokyo Game Show demo. But the newest EDF feels like a marked improvement from its most recent predecessors, Sandlot's Earth Defense Force 2017 and Vicious Cycle's Earth Defense Force: Insect Armageddon. There were a wealth of options available in the limited single-player demo of EDF4 at Tokyo Game Show. Players could choose from the standard on-foot soldiers of the Earth Defense Force crew or the flying winged maidens outfitted with jetpacks. Battles against the...
By Alexa Ray Corriea on Sep 13, 2012 09.13.12
Earth Defense Force 4, the latest installment in publisher D3's alien-shooter, pits players against the Ravagers in another war to save humanity, as shown in a trailer released today. The first in-game footage, posted below, introduces the title's central conflict. Set in 2025, Earth Defense Force 4 is a direct sequel to Earth Defense Force 2017 and brings the Ravagers back to the battlefield. Since the last game, humanity has been rebuilding what is left of Earth, unaware that its mortal enemy was breeding and planning below the world's surface. Players must harness the power of their enemies – old technology the species has left behind – to bring them down once again. Earth Defense Force 4 was announced in Famitsu last week for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.
By Kevin Gifford on Sep 12, 2012 09.12.12
Earth Defense Force 4 - actually the fifth game in D3 Publisher's goofy series of man-versus-insectoid-alien shooters - finally received its public debut this week, courtesy the pages of Japan's Famitsu magazine. The game, the first in the series developed by original creators Sandlot since Earth Defense Force 2017 way back in 2006, seems to largely ignore the events depicted in the Western-developed EDF: Insect Armageddon. A direct sequel to EDF 2017, it's set in the year 2025, as mankind uses the technology left behind by the Ravager alien force to help rebuild their civilization. What they didn't know was that the Ravagers aren't dead after all - some of them burrowed deep underground to spawn, and now that their numbers are shored up again, they've returned to the attack. EF4 is...