A few ants can ruin a picnic. When those ants are as big as a bus, they can ruin a city. Thankfully, the Earth Defense Force (EDF) has plenty of tools to scratch more than a few grubs. Coming sometime this fall, the latest installment shows the return of the series’ trademark giant insects are once again wrecking our planet. They are joined by new human-shaped aliens who have also come to treat our Earth like a hotel room for Guns N’ Roses.
It’s time for us to fight back. Taking a page out of Will Smith’s book (Independence Day Will Smith, not After Earth Will Smith), you will have over 100 missions and over 1,000 different weapons to blow these aliens back to their home planet. As we all know, the only good bug is a dead bug.
With a full-scale invasion, you need all the help you can get. Earth Defense Force 5 will allow split-screen local co-op or four player online co-op. That should even up the odds, and push back for freedom. (Remember, service equals citizenship. Would you like to know more?)
You can pre-order Earth Defense Force 5 on the PlayStation store now in both standard and deluxe editions. The standard version comes with a theme. The deluxe version comes with weapons unlocked at launch, more weapons, more missions, and a gold skin for your exoskeleton. Like any season pass, the DLC missions are not available at launch, but they will be ready by March 2019.
We don’t have an official release date, and the PSN just shows December 31st as a placeholder. Either way, this one is sure to put a smile on the faces of fans who have enjoyed the crazy action of previous entries in the series. Until we have more info, keep an eye on the skies, and we’ll bring you the release date as soon as it is available.
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Jason became terminally addicted to videogames after receiving the NES at an early age. This addiction grew to include PC gaming and was cemented with the launch of the PS2. From then on, he was afflicted with epic RPGs, tense shooters, and deep strategy games, never becoming skillful, but never able to quit. He continues to play games (poorly) and share his passion for them to anyone willing to listen.