Namco Bandai and Vicious Cycle have today announced that Earth Defense Force: Insect Armageddon has gone gold and is set to be released across Europe and Australasia on July 22nd. They have also stated that the game will be available for both the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 on launch.
The Earth Defense Force series isn’t hugely popular or amazingly well known, but thanks to its cheesy B-movie style, it has gained a bit of a cult following. Also, the main objective of the game is to kill thousands upon thousands of giant insects and aliens with a buddy. That’s something we all love doing that, right? Of course we do!
For more information about this crazy over-the-top game, check out the excerpt from the official press release below.
Taking place in the fictional city of New Detroit, Earth Defense Force: Insect Armageddon for Xbox 360® and PlayStation®3 is a completely new game developed by Vicious Cycle that follows in the footsteps of Earth Defense Force 2017 (Japanese Title “Earth Defense Force 3” developed by Sandlot). Insect Armageddon continues to follow the rich history of hardcore fun and addictive gameplay that made the franchise a cult classic.
Insect Armageddon also adds a new aspect to the Japanese-born Earth Defense Force series, with additional elements for all EDF soldiers to experience. Players can now participate in Campaign mode via online co-op for up to three players, or grab a friend and play in split-screen against the insects and aliens across a completely destructible city. Every EDF soldier can collect over 300 weapons and choose from four upgradeable armor sets including the vaunted Jet Armor for battles on the ground and in the air. Players will engage in the fastest and deadliest non-stop arcade action in the series against a seemingly unstoppable swarm of insects and giant alien invaders.
The game also features a six player Survival mode that pits a human squad against a relentless onslaught of the largest enemies the aliens have to offer. New Detroit’s giant bug problem is unavoidable, and mankind’s last hope lies with the Earth Defense Force.
If Earth Defense Force: Insect Armageddon sounds like your cup of tea, then we recommend pre-ordering it now as Namco Bandai have already stated the game will be getting a limited release.