Publisher D3 Publisher has announced that Earth Defense Force 5 has launched today in North America and Europe for PS4 via PlayStation Store.
Since it first launched in 2003 for the PlayStation 2 console, the Earth Defense Force series has earned a reputation for its relentless wave shooter gameplay with tons of enemies on-screen, its wide array of unique classes, weapons, and loadout combinations, and its charming B-movie dialogue and settings with cities under siege by giant monsters. This focus on delivering an overwhelming scale of enemies and a sense of exhilaration continues with Earth Defense Force 5, featuring the most detailed enemy models featured in the series to-date with breakable limbs and body parts and more advanced AI behavior.
Earth Defense Force takes place in 2022 in the base 228 of EDP. Deep underground, the huge facility was invaded, and people were attacked by unknown monsters. At the same time, a gigantic mothership flew around the world and began attacking without discrimination. It's up to you to take up arms during this crisis, and join the intense fight against the aliens to change the fate of Earth.
Packed with tons of content and high replay value, Earth Defense Force 5 delivers over 100 missions with more than 1,000 weapons and armaments to unlock and master. It also offers players four unique classes to master, allowing players to approach mission goals and objectives in a variety of ways. Classes include the Ranger, a well-rounded infantry soldier, the Wing Diver, a highly mobile air unit, the Fencer, a heavy weapons unit with thick armor, and the Air Raider, a support focused class with the ability to drive vehicles. With multiple options for multiplayer, Earth Defense Force 5 also offers up to four-player online co-op as well as offline couch co-op, supporting up to two players via split-screen.
Earth Defense Force 5 is available to purchase for $59.99. Players also have the option to purchase the game's Deluxe Edition, priced at $89.99, which includes the following:
- Full Game
- Deluxe Edition Bonus Content 1: EDF5 Theme
- Deluxe Edition Bonus Content 2: Decoy Launcher [Pale Wing]
- Deluxe Edition Bonus Content 3: Star Burst
- 12 variations of additional weapons and support arms that will boost the power of each of the ground troops
- Two mission packs – Available post launch contains:
- Additional mission 1: EXTRA Challenge
- Additional mission 2: SUPER Challenge