Earth Defense Force Extravaganza

Earth Defense Force is certainly getting a lot of attention lately, eh?  D3 recently released a trailer, highlighting four (!!) new EDF games.  If you’re like me, you can’t read that crazy moonspeak, I’ll here with all the foreknowledge too tell you what’s going on for your EDF fix.

The first game shown is Earth Defense Force Portable 2, a game coming out in Japan… um, relatively soon.  Anyway, this appears to be a remake of the PS2 game Global Defense Force, and apparently there wasn’t a first Earth Defense Force Portable, so I’m not quite sure what’s going on with that 2.  Anyway, the game actually comes in a ‘Double Pack’; you get two UMDs when you buy the game, so that friends can’t have an excuse to not play with you.  They don’t have the game?  No worries, you got an extra.

Next is Insect Armageddon, which I’ve already looked at and is coming out in the US in March. Something that isn’t in that article, though: Apparently you can upgrade different types of armor, and adds more customization.  Combining that with over 400 different weapon types, you’re fittin’ for a varied experience.

The last two games… well, I don’t know much about them.  Sometime in this month (January), EDF Mobile supposed to come out.  I don’t know anything about it, nor will I probably ever, given that Japanese cell phones are light years ahead of the US’s.  Maybe in 2020, or something.

And, at the very end of the video, along with the “EDF” chant, is a logo for Earth Defense Force 4.  Not much is out about it other than… well, that, but I’m crossing my fingers that it’ll be another nice sequel that’ll make it Stateside.

That’s all for this little… deluge of information.  If you’re an EDF fan like me, hopefully this’ll bring some good news.  I’d sure love to see the PSP port make it over here… 2 UMDs or not!


Earth Defense Force: Insect Armageddon

I’m sure you’ve all heard of Earth Defense Force: 2017 by now.  It’s everyone’s favorite little bargain bin game, after all.  It’s not a bad game by any means, just ridiculous and low-budget.  But, especially if you’re playing with a friend, it can be a hell of a lot of fun.

EDF 2017 was released three years ago, though, so most people have likely played the game out by now.  Luckily, the developers of 2017 have decided to make a new game, and it’s for both the Xbox 360 and the Playstation 3.  Titled Earth Defense Force: Insect Armageddon, this sequel promises to bring more bug-busting action with it.

EDF: IA also promises to bring a few new features.  First off, there’s up to 3-player online co-op, when the first game had no online at all.  There’s also a Survival mode, and oh…


Hopefully D3 won’t try to make this game too good… then it just might be bad!  If you’re interested, check out the official site.