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10:45 AM on 09.26.2013

Bugging out over new Earth Defense Force 2025 screens

Prepare for a new infestation this February with Earth Defense Force 2025, coming to Xbox 360 and PS3. Check out these new screenshots from Namco Bandai in our massive gallery and bug out with me. Help me get ready to blast m...

Dale North

4:30 PM on 04.03.2013

The dual-wielding 'Fencer' of Earth Defense Force 2025

Here we have a video describing the capabilities of a whole new bug-crushing addition to the Earth Defense Force 2025 roster of unit types, which I believe is called the "Fencer," based on the trailer. The name's a bit ...

Conrad Zimmerman

9:00 PM on 03.05.2013

Earth Defense Force 2017 Portable is going on sale

We've been given the heads up that Earth Defense Force 2017 Portable will be getting a temporary price reduction through April 2, 2013. While the original price is something I absolutely would have paid if I owned a PlayStati...

Jordan Devore

3:45 PM on 02.14.2013

Earth Defense Force 2025 due in June 2013

The latest issue of Famitsu has some juicy details on the upcoming Earth Defense Force 2025, including a release window. In Japan, at the very least, bugs and buildings alike will see their downfall this June. Hopefully, thos...

Conrad Zimmerman

8:00 AM on 02.02.2013

Giant bugs from space return in Earth Defense Force 2025

Just when you thought you were safe from the terrifying ravagers they've have inexplicably returned in Earth Defense Force 2025. Appealing to your baser instincts this game is, once again, all about killing robots ...

Kyle MacGregor

1:00 PM on 01.07.2013

New releases: Anarchy Reigns and not much else

Have you suitably recovered from bringing in the New Year? I hope so, because the first new releases of 2013 are upon us, and they may require your attention. This week's offerings aren't particularly bountiful, but you will...

Fraser Brown

8:30 PM on 01.02.2013

This EDF 2025 trailer has more of the good stuff

If you were perhaps disappointed by Earth Defense Force: Insect Armageddon and the tweaks made to this very particular series, the embedded footage of Earth Defense Force 2025 will be a pleasant sight indeed. For the record,...

Jordan Devore





8:30 PM on 12.20.2012

Earth Defense Force 2017 Portable release date get!

Strike Force Lightning, EDF operations here. You may notice that your PlayStation Vitas have been equipped with machine guns. Feel free to use them to shoot the hell out of the ravagers when they return in Earth Defense ...

Kyle MacGregor

7:00 PM on 12.13.2012

Earth Defense Force 2025 descends upon the West in 2013

A wise man once said "The only good bug is a dead bug." Truer words have never been spoken, and its best that you remember them. The conflict with the terrifying ravagers looks primed to spread to both Europe and North Americ...

Kyle MacGregor

4:30 PM on 11.09.2012

New batch of Earth Defense Forces 4 screens surface

Siliconera posted a whole mess of new screenshots for Earth Defense Forces 4, showing off the Air Raiders, a sort of support class providing health and targeting benefits to teammates while using air strikes, automated turret...

Conrad Zimmerman

1:00 PM on 11.07.2012

Earth Defense Force 2017 Portable targeting February

Between the four-person multiplayer, seven new levels, and inclusion of Pale Wing, I am so ready to play through Earth Defense Force 2017 again on the PlayStation Vita. Mentally, that is -- I still don't have a Vita to play i...

Jordan Devore

3:30 PM on 09.27.2012

Earth Defense Force 2017 Portable coming to North America

Less than a week after I got to play the new handheld port of Earth Defense Forces 3 Portable in Japan, it has been announced through the game's official Twitter account that the title will be finding its way to my home...

Conrad Zimmerman



TGS: Arachnophobic after Earth Defense Force 4 photo
TGS: Arachnophobic after Earth Defense Force 4
by Conrad Zimmerman

There's a new Earth Defense Force game on its way, recently announced by D3 Publisher and Sandlot, and there are few things here at Tokyo Game Show that I was more excited to see. Here on the show floor, the Xbox 360 version was available to demo with six different missions to play.

The mission I chose was focused on the new type of spider enemy. In EDF 2017, spiders were among the most frustrating enemies in the game, bouncing around, firing webs and pulling you in every direction. The new spiders feature thick yellow stripes on their abdomen and produce massive webs that stretch between buildings.

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TGS: Earth Defense Force 3 perhaps more awesome on Vita photo
TGS: Earth Defense Force 3 perhaps more awesome on Vita
by Conrad Zimmerman

I never tire of shooting giant bugs, so I was thrilled to see D3 publisher with not one, but two EDF titles on the Tokyo Game Show floor. Earth Defense Forces 3 Portable is port of the game we know as Earth Defense Force 2017 in North America and retains all of the B-movie charm of the original, just smaller. The organization of the game's content as individual stages plays well to the strengths of a handheld and it controls just as well as it did the first time around (maybe better).

The biggest difference over the original is in how it looks. All of the assets appear the same, but the color is so bright and vibrant on the Vita's OLED screen that it's a much better-looking game than the prior console releases.

I don't own a Vita yet and and the possibility of playing EDF on one hasn't sold me on purchasing one, but (recognizing the purchase as an eventuality) I know I will eventually pick this one up if it releases in the States.

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9:30 PM on 09.13.2012

Earth Defense Force 4 detailed in latest Famitsu

The new issue of Famitsu currently on stands in Japan features a preview of Earth Defense Force 4 with a whole mess of exciting information. The title, currently in development by Sandlot for Xbox 360 and PS3, is set 8 ...

Conrad Zimmerman

1:15 PM on 07.12.2012

Earth Defense Force 4 announced, giant insects celebrate

Earth Defense Force 4, the latest entry in the world's favorite giant insect killer simulator, was announced today via a teaser website. Other than that spiffy logo above, we don't know anything else about the project. From m...

Allistair Pinsof