dark        

Earth Defense Force: Iron Rain hits PC next week

0

A faster-than-expected turnaround

I would never crush a spider in real life, but in Earth Defense Force? That's a whole 'nother story. The only good bug is a dead bug, and that sentiment also goes for any robots, spaceships, and kaiju that might stand in our way. This series could continue doing its thing into eternity and I wouldn't complain.

Following a PlayStation 4 release back in April, the latest EDF game a slightly more linear take on bug blastin' called Earth Defense Force: Iron Rain is launching soon on Steam from developer Yuke's. The PC version comes out on Tuesday, October 15. I didn't think we'd see a port that quickly.

Like its predecessor, Iron Rain commands a full $60 price tag, but during the first week after launch, D3 Publisher will have a 20 percent discount in place. That's still not budget-game territory, though.

"Despite the marketing of a more 'serious' tone this is still very much EDF a bug-shooting Dynasty Warriors-esque hack-and-slash at heart," Chris noted in his PS4 review. I wasn't expecting much from a Yuke's-developed Earth Defense Force spin-off when the project was first announced, so to hear that it's not just pretty to look at (it runs in Unreal Engine 4!), but it's fun enough, too? That was heartening.

That said, I'm behind on EDF. I still need to play Earth Defense Force 5. Maybe one day I'll get stranded on a desert island that somehow has electricity, a PC, and Wi-Fi. Then I'll get around to Iron Rain.

You are logged out. Login | Sign up

 
 

 

TwitterRedditEmailFacebook
 
Jordan Devore
Jordan DevoreCo-EIC   gamer profile

Jordan is a founding member of Destructoid and poster of seemingly random pictures. They are anything but random. Disclosure: I backed Double Fine Adventure and Awesomenauts: Starstorm on Kickst... more + disclosures


 


 


Also on Destructoid: Earth Defense Force: Iron Rain   (4)   From our database:

  • Review: Earth Defense Force (EDF): Iron Rain - Chris Carter
  • Earth Defense Force: Iron Rain releases suitably crazy trailer - Chris Moyse
  • Earth Defense Force: Iron Rain, that upcoming 'serious' EDF spinoff, is dated for the west - Chris Carter
  • Earth Defense Force: Iron Rain brings the heavy artillery in new trailer and screenshots - Brett Makedonski
  • Earth Defense Force: Iron Rain heading West next year - Jordan Devore
  • Earth Defense Force: Iron Rain cancelling invasion until 2019 - Chris Moyse
  • All-new Earth Defense Force: Iron Rain is coming to raise giant bug hell - Chris Moyse
  • More related stories
    Filed under... #cooperative #D3 #Earth Defense Force #PC #Shooters #Steam

    READER COMMENTS LOADING BELOW...


    LET'S KEEP THE COMMUNITY GREAT


    You're not expected to always agree, but do please keep cool and never make it personal. Report harassment, spam, and hate speech to our community team. Also, on the right side of a comment you can flag nasty comments anonymously (we ban users dishing bad karma). For everything else, contact us!



     
     
  •