Crispy Gamer

The next Earth Defense Force game will bring us hordes of giant insects and some sort of armageddon appearantly.

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The newest game in the Earth Defense Force franchise has finally been announced, via a website placeholder. So far we know nothing more than the title, Earth Defense Force: Insect Armageddon. So, yeah, there you go. No info on who’s making it, who’s producing it, what features it will include, when we can expect it, or even if the damned thing will be available here in the states (all these images are from the last game Earth Defense Force 2017). All we can really assume is that Earth Defense Force: Insect Armageddon will involve hordes of giant bugs, robots and Godzilla knock-offs.

The last game of the franchise, Earth Defense Force 2017, was the first of the franchise to actually be released in North America. In it, players wandered across 53 levels of destruction and mayhem as they struggled to fight off an alien invasion with the aid of 150 different types of weapons. As an EDF soldier, players accompany the EDF troops in their defense of Japan against hordes of giant ants, giant spiders, giant robots and other big, nasty monsters. At times players can pilot tanks, helicopters and even mecha, but for the most part you’re stuck fighting off hordes of bus sized insects, while on foot and armed with only a pair of weapons. Earth Defense Force 2017 also included a rather enjoyable terrain destruction system. Rockets and bombs will not only do impressive amounts of damage, but will lay waste to the surrounding buildings. On the other hand, this can make you feel a bit embarrassed when you miss a shot. There’s nothing like watching a missile fly past the giant bug you were aiming at and right into the base of  a rather large bridge. There are times when “oops” really doesn’t cut it.

Shoot it in the crotch!

So at the very least what we can probably expect from Earth Defense Force: Insect Armageddon, is more of the same, and that’s a damned fine thing in my opinion. More swarms of giant bugs and robots. More crazy running and gunning through Japanese cities. And more wholesale destruction of buildings as you struggle to not die at the hands of these inhuman monsters. What’s not to love?