The lights are on
D3Publisher has released a new trailer for the upcoming EDF
sequel, and it's full of all the campy action the series is known for.
I haven't played any of the previous Earth Defense Force
games, but after seeing the trailer for EDF 2025, I'm definitely going to. The
video shows off all varieties of gigantic insects getting blasted to pieces and
eating soldiers, while English subtitles attempt to make sense of the Japanese
dialogue. Also, there's a flying woman with some kind of magic crossbow.
Consider this one an early game-of-the-year contender.
Earth Defense Force 2025 is set to come out at an
undisclosed time later this year for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. See more of
the game in these
early screenshots from late last year.
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Oh Mr. Machiafava. You're missing out! EDF is the pinnacle of dumb fun. Perhaps the purest modern day analog to Contra and Gunstar Heroes and Metal Slug. It's just shooting, and the shooting is awfully rewarding.
The previous best PLAYING EDF game was the US-developed Insect Armageddon. But I doubt anyone would actually say it's the best EDF game. It sort of misses the point, limiting the threats just to insects - heck, it only takes place in Detroit. That's just stupid - they're the EARTH Defense Force, not the Detroit Defense Force. *sigh* The first EDF for 360 is probably more beloved, because - while it's way jankier - it's much more crazy. Giant mother ship UFO's, Godzilla monsters, robots AND insects attack cities all over the world. Generic cities, but at least they're not Detroit. It's a blast; they both are. Especially in Co-op.
Play some. Then you'll REALLY be looking forward to this one! The only thing they really need to add are rideable giant robots; EDF equivalents to Gundams, Evas, or Jagers, if you will.
BRING IT ON.....looks awesome !!!!!