D3 Publisher of America has confirmed that Earth Defense Force 4 — which was first announced in Japan last July — will be released in North America under the title Earth Defense Force 2025, with Namco Bandai handling localization duties for the European market.
For those not familiar with the EDF series, the upcoming title will have players continue the fight against an invading alien force of giant insects that are hell-bent on putting an end to the human race (if you are thinking Starship Troopers, you are not far off). D3 Publsiher is promising “tons of missions” for EDF 2025 and is throwing in a four-player multiplayer mode, which is a first for the franchise on home consoles.
Earth Defense Force 2025 is scheduled to launch in 2013 for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. Check out the game’s first screenshots in the gallery below.
Full press release below:
URGENT INFORMATION FROM THE EARTH DEFENSE FORCE RECRUITMENT TEAM
The Ravagers Have Been Spotted and Are Accompanied by Giant Creatures in Their Return to Our Planet, Earth Defense Force® 2025 Arrives in 2013 for Xbox 360® and PlayStation®3 system
About Earth Defense Force 2025
Earth Defense Force 2025 is the long awaited follow-up in the Earth Defense Force (EDF) series from Japanese developer Sandlot. The insects return from dormancy to end humanity with over-the-top action and massive city-leveling explosions that will entrench the EDF and the citizens of Earth into a state of emergency.
Earth Defense Force 2025 is an action shooting bonanza that arms players with their choice of EDF soldier classes equipped with more weapons ever in the series and the elite training to exterminate menacing insects of all sizes in the global quest to protect the world from alien invasion.
Featuring tons of missions, making it the most ever seen in the series and the first to feature four-player multiplayer on home consoles, Earth Defense Force 2025 is an all-out battle against the terrifying ravagers that have come back stronger than ever in their mission to destroy the planet. Be prepared to heed the warnings of the upcoming insect raid in 2013 for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system.