My high school memories of playing Earth Defense Force 2017 on Xbox 360 are mostly positive, but are marred by one major flaw: an absolutely atrocious framerate, especially in split-screen. The PS4-exclusive Earth Defense Force 4.1 has been primarily touted as a remastered version of last generation's Earth Defense Force 2025 expanded with "over 50%" more content than the original. Beyond the new content, though, the game has one major feather in its cap: for the first time, console players get the chance to play an EDF game at 1080p and 60 frames per second, and boy, what a difference it makes.
Above, watch 36 minutes of ant-shooting, mech-mounting and group-squatting in Earth Defense Force 4.1, all running at a glorious 60 frames per second.
Earth Defense Force 4.1 comes out this winter on the PlayStation 4. For more on the game, check out our hands-on preview from last year's Tokyo Game Show.