Excuse me if I fanboy
a little, scratch that, a LOT! The Earth Defense Force franchise is easily one of my favourite video game series – so much so that I own each and every game: from the PS2 days of when it was Monster Attack and later Global Defence Force, to the very latest PS4 incarnation, Earth Defense Force 4.1, I have played and LOVED each and every entry.
Which is why I may have gotten a little too excited over news that there is a fifth game on the way! This time made for current-gen consoles (and it shows in the updated monstrous graphics), Earth Defense Force 5 not only features more giant bugs but also giant alien frogs that are heavily armed! What!!!!
From the press release:
Humanity, rise up and oppose your fate!
In 2013, 7 years after EARTH DEFENSE FORCES 3, the long-awaited sequel EARTH DEFENSE FORCES 4 arrived on the scene bringing the ultimate in despair and exhilaration. In 2015, new missions were added and the game took the battle to the PS4 with more content and intensity than ever before as EARTH DEFENSE FORCES 4.1 THE SHADOW OF NEW DESPAIR.
Now, in 2017, prepare yourself for a whole new fight in EARTH DEFENSE FORCES 5, an all-new tale of invasion by unknown alien forces and humanity’s confrontation against them.
The 5th installment in the series brings with it the shocking arrival of a humanoid enemy! Is humanity destined for destruction in the face of this unprecedented threat?
Humanity, rise up and overcome your despair! Oppose your fate!
Check out the trailer and a handful of screenshots from Earth Defense Force 5 below: