PQube has announced that Earth Defense Force for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita will be released later this year in Europe.
The legendary bug-hunting Earth Defense Force series, renowned for its over-the-top action and emphasis on wild, gargantuan sci-fi battles, will see two unique titles released this year – one for PS4, one for PS Vita, and both helmed by the original developers of the series at Sandlot.
PlayStation 4 plays host to the first new-generation offering in the series, Earth Defense Force 4.1: The Shadow of New Despair, which is a complete re-imagining of the previously released Earth Defense Force 2025. Utilising the power of the PS4, Earth Defense Force 4.1 pits Earth’s military might against the deadliest giants in space like never before!
Earth Defense Force 4.1: The Shadow of New Despair features
• Take on almost 100 levels – solo, couch co-op, or online with up to three friends!
• Use tanks, helicopters, jetpacks, air bikes, armoured rail guns, and giant robots to take on the invading alien force!
• Huge, open levels with fully destructible environments.
• Hundreds of weapons and gadgets from grenades, rifles, and airstrikes, to giant mecha with rocket-powered fists!
• Four different classes for unique play experiences. Soar over the battlefield as a Wing Diver, call the shots as an Air Raider, wade into the thick of it as a heavily armoured Fencer, or do it the old-fashioned way as a Ranger!
Meanwhile, PlayStation Vita welcomes Earth Defense Force 2: Invaders from Planet Space – a remaster of Global Defence Force 2, which was previously released on the PlayStation 2 and is widely considered by critics to be the best in the series’ history!
Earth Defense Force 2: Invaders from Planet Space features
• All the explosive free-roaming action of Earth Defense Force in the palm of your hand!
• Three character classes to chose from – the agile Pale Wing, the hard-hitting Infantryman, and the tactically gifted Air Raider.
• Increase your firepower with a range of heavily armed vehicles and protect (or lay waste to) the fully destructible cities.
• Join up to three friends in local multiplayer or online co-op!
Earth Defense Force 4.1: The Shadow of New Despair and Earth Defense Force 2: Invaders from Planet Space will appear on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita respectively, both in Q4 2015