Earth Defense Force 4 Detailed

Earth Defense Force 4 Detailed

Insects invade again

Written by punkyliar on 15 September 12 at 22:32

Way back before Earth Defense Force: Insect Armageddon had even hit the shelves, D3Publisher confirmed that Earth Defense Force 4 was in development too. Since that reveal in December 2010, the game had disappeared into thin air. That was until mid-July, when a teaser site materialised and confirmed that the game was very much still in existence, with development duties returning to Sandlot, who were responsible for Earth Defense Force 2017. Now, Famitsu has revealed an exclusive look at the first preview of the game, and we have the tastiest details for you here.

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In 2017, humans managed to make contact with alien life forms and appealed for discussion. The alien life forms weren't in the mood for chatting and responded with an attack on the human race. Dubbing the aliens as "Foreigners", the Earth Defense Force mounted a counterattack. The attack was a failure; the Foreigners had more advanced technology and could reproduce at a rate that the humans could not match. The retreating humans needed a new strategy, so the Elite Force Storm mounted a suicide attack strategy aimed at the core of the Foreigners' forces: their mothership. This attack succeeded and the Foreigners left Earth. One year later, the remaining invading creatures had been exterminated by the rest of the Earth Defense Force.

The attempts to rebuild civilization started in Arizona with the human who defeated the last creature. The revival lasted for eight years, but on June 28th, 2025, the city re-entered a state of emergency. The creatures that were previously thought to be extinct had instead buried themselves underground, where they had stayed hidden and begun breeding once more. The Earth Defense Force is, once again, the only hope that Earth has of reaching salvation again.



Two character classes have so far been revealed. The Ranger is an expert in battle who can handle a wide variety of weapons. This type of soldier is the core of the Earth Defense Force units and can be supportive in every situation.

15/9/12 Ranger 1

15/9/12 Ranger 2

15/9/12 Ranger 3


Wing Divers are a special unit made up solely of women. They have wings that enable them to fly and use a super weapon developed from the Foreigner technology.

15/9/12 Wing Diver 1

15/9/12 Wing Diver 2

15/9/12 Wing Diver 3


As well as two of the Earth Defense Force classes, D3Publisher has also introduced some of the enemies that players will need to vanquish. The "Carapace Creature" is a giant ant-like creature with powerful jaws and the ability to spit acid. They can also eat soldiers.

15/9/12 Carapace Creature


The spider can spit strands of web that fix soldiers to the spot. As well as being unable to move, the web weakens players as it robs them of strength.

15/9/12 Spider


The Retarius is a huge wasp spider with long legs. Although details of its attack are yet to be revealed, we do know that the creature builds its nest in the middle of the city so that it can wait for its prey.

15/9/12 Retarius 1

15/9/12 Retarius 2


Hector is a very large bipedal robot. In 2017, its long arms could equip a variety of weapons, but has the creature evolved since?

15/9/12 Hector


The Transport Ship Carrier does not appear to have any offensive capabilities, but does carry a large number of other enemies ready to drop right into the action.

15/9/12 Transport Ship Carrier


D3Publisher has confirmed that multiplayer co-op will be present again for a large number of people, although details of the missions are yet to be revealed.

Earth Defense Force 4 is due to be released in 2013.

Thanks to the members of the community who sent this one in!
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4? I thought there is only 2 so far
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Cool!
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I didn't really like EDF:2017 and IA, so this might be a miss for me.
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wbs 101 said:4? I thought there is only 2 so farThat's what I thought. I am SO confused! cry
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SolidusLyger said:wbs 101 said:4? I thought there is only 2 so farThat's what I thought. I am SO confused! cryTo confuse you even more this will be the sixth in the series if you think about it.

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Earth Defense Force: Insect Armageddon
Earth Defense Force 4
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wbs 101 said:4? I thought there is only 2 so farWasn't there some EDF games on the PS2. Or I think I have heard of some there.

I still need to grab the last game on 360 but I really did love EDF 2017. More bug stomping fun is more than welcome.
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1. Monster Attack - PS2
2. Global Defense Force - PS2
3. Earth Defense Force 2017 - Xbox 360
4. Earth Defense Forces 4 - Xbox 360 / PS3
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im not so shocked about the number 4 but more so that its retail after looking at them screen shots shock
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Loved the last one, will defiantly get this one.
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4 as in the 4 years of daily playing it will take to complete the title? :)
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WHOO! HOO!! The first I've heard of this! Love drinking some beers and co-oping with my friend on these games! Mind-less killing, FUN!
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EDF! EDF!
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EDF! EDF! EDF! EDF! EDF!
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Am I the only one hating the character design on the Wing Divers? Bare legs under a jetpack is just plain ridiculous...
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Ichiban Noob said:EDF! EDF!Beat me to it smile Gotta love some arcade-style alien killing!
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This looks awesome. Can't wait for it. Hopefully the achievement list won't be as grindy as EDF: IA, but this is D3 we're talking about, so it probably will be.
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Vorpal Smilodon said:Am I the only one hating the character design on the Wing Divers? Bare legs under a jetpack is just plain ridiculous...Its Japan and they like half naked women in their video games.
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Unfcnbleevibl said:Vorpal Smilodon said:Am I the only one hating the character design on the Wing Divers? Bare legs under a jetpack is just plain ridiculous...Its Japan and they like half naked women in their video games.Gotta agree. It's a Japanese game. It's not supposed to make sense. Just roll with it.

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