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4:12 AM on 09.01.2014

PS4 getting Disgaea 5, Earth Defense Force, Ys, Gundam and Senran Kagura

More news from Sony's pre-Tokyo Game Show conference. NIS is working on Disgaea 5 for PS4 after the recent Vita port of Disgaea 4. It's coming out in 2015. A new Hot Shots Golf meant to capitalize on the PS4's socia...

Steven Hansen


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Review: Earth Defense Force 2025 photo
Review: Earth Defense Force 2025
by Ian Bonds

In 2009, American and European Xbox 360 players got their first taste of the popular Earth Defense Force PS2 series from Japan with the game's third entry, 2017, by developer Sandlot. The cult classic budget title featured frantic arcade action, but was marred by terrible voice acting, low-quality graphics, and massive slowdown when multiple enemies were on-screen. Still, it managed to garner a fan following, as few could deny how fun the game was.

Two years later, Vicious Cycle took over development of the sequel, Insect Armageddon. This version retained the overall feel of the previous title, but improved the graphics and added online support, as well as multiple armor classes. While a technically better title, it separated itself from the previous game by focusing on being more of a squad-based shooter.

Now, the bugs are back, and with them original series developer Sandlot. Taking notes from what worked best in both of the previous entries, and retaining the heart of what made the series such a cult hit was a tall, mech-sized order. Thankfully, like members of the EDF themselves, it looks as though they were more than up to the task.

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12:00 AM on 01.28.2014

New trailer and screens for Earth Defense Force 2025

D3 Publisher is gearing up to release Earth Defense Force 2025 on February 18 in North America, and they've dropped more hype-inducing promotional material today. A new trailer, seen above, serves to remind once more th...

Conrad Zimmerman



Earth Defense Force 2025 lands February 18 photo
Earth Defense Force 2025 lands February 18
by Conrad Zimmerman

D3 Publisher has announced the launch date for Earth Defense Force 2025 in the US. You'll be able to blast those bugs on February 18 when the game releases for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. 

That's not all that is releasing, however. The first downloadable expansion for EDF 2025, "Special Ops," will also arrive on launch day, offering five additional missions for $2.99. Two more mission packs, "Mutant Rampage" and "Beyond Despair," release on February 25 and March 11, respectively, each containing 20 more missions a piece, priced at $8.99. D3 Publisher has additionally stated that these packs will be made available in a bundle at an unspecified date.

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11:00 PM on 10.28.2013

Earth Defense Force 2025 touches down in February 2014

Strike Force Lighting, EDF Operations here. The ravagers are preparing for another attack run in Earth Defense Force 2025 for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. The bugs are planning a joint strike on both North America and Europe i...

Kyle MacGregor

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