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Earth Defense Force 2 on PlayStation®Vita system on December 8th!
XSEED Games, the independent-minded publishing brand of Marvelous USA, Inc., today confirmed a launch date for the latest entries in D3 Publisher’s renowned third-person action series,Earth Defense Force. On, both Earth Defense Force 2: Invaders from Planet Space for the PlayStation®Vita handheld entertainment system and Earth Defense Force 4.1: The Shadow of New Despair for the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system will be made available across North America for retail and digital purchase at an MSRP of $29.99 and $49.99 respectively.
To celebrate going gold, XSEED Games has launched the official website for the Earth Defense Force games at http://www.theedfdeploys.com. The website features links to the respective product sites for Earth Defense Force 2: Invaders from Planet Space and Earth Defense Force 4.1: The Shadow of New Despair, showcasing a lot more detail about the hectic pick-up-and-play action in both titles.
Earth Defense Force 2: Invaders from Planet Space
Considered by series fans as the “definitive” entry in the franchise, the release of the PlayStation®Vita system version of this classic title marks the first time that Earth Defense Force 2 will be available in North America. For its western debut, Earth Defense Force 2: Invaders from Planet Space will launch with massive improvements worthy of its pedigree, including English voiceovers to keep players focused on the game's nonstop action, new content, and a choice of four-player co-op and versus modes served up either online or via local ad-hoc connection, with each method providing varying levels of difficulty for co-op as well as unique weapon selections.
In Earth Defense Force 2: Invaders from Planet Space, players take on the role of the Infantryman, a military soldier armed with conventional weaponry, the Pale Wing, a special ops soldier equipped with a jetpack and armed with energy weapons, and new to this version, the Air Raider, who fights indirectly through the strategic placement and dispatch of trip mines, sentry guns, airstrikes, and more. Whether alone or with up to three friends, players must fend off the spacefaring invaders through frenetic real-time combat in a variety of mission areas, many of them inspired by real-life locations.
Developed by D3 Publisher and Sandlot and published by XSEED Games, Earth Defense Force 2: Invaders from Planet Space will launch in North America exclusively for the PlayStation®Vita system. This title has been rated “T for Teen” by the ESRB.
Earth Defense Force 4.1: The Shadow of New Despair
The wild sci-fi action of the Earth Defense Force series comes to the PS4™ system for the first time as Earth Defense Force 4.1: The Shadow of New Despair, a complete reimagining of Earth Defense Force 2025 (known in Japan asEarth Defense Force 4) complete with silky-smooth framerates, beefed-up graphics, and tons of new and rearranged content. After selecting from one of four unique playable classes and customizing a loadout from hundreds of weapons, players will lead NPC troops into city-wide battles against hordes of seemingly endless giant bugs, robots, and other colossal enemies.
In Earth Defense Force 4.1: The Shadow of New Despair, players will take on extraterrestrial invaders as the versatile Ranger, the aerial Wing Diver, the vehicle-summoning Air Raider, or the armored Fencer. Call in airstrikes, commandeer tanks, operate giant robots and more to obliterate alien scum. Two players can enjoy local campaign co-op and head-to-head versus modes, while online co-op features 98 total missions (9 exclusive to online play) with support for up to four players to increase the odds against this gargantuan incursion.
Developed by D3 Publisher and Sandlot and published by XSEED Games, Earth Defense Force 4.1: The Shadow of New Despair will launch in North America exclusively for the PlayStation®4 system. This title has been rated “M for Mature” by the ESRB.