Today D3 Publisher finally announced the western release date of the next Earth Defense Force game, Earth Defense Force: Iron Rain.
The game will come out on April 11, 2019, exclusively for PS4. Fans will be happy to learn that it’ll launch day and date with the Japanese release.
This is a nice change of pace compared to Earth Defense Force 5, which took a long time to reach the western shelves.
If you’re unfamiliar with Earth Defense Force: Iron Rain, you can find a handy description directly from the press release below.
Twelve years have been passed since mankind’s first encounter with the alien “Aggressor” invasion that devastated planet Earth. In this time of great despair, the battle to free mankind from the Aggressor’s extended assault continues in Earth Defense Force: Iron Rain.
Developed by YUKE’s with the Unreal Engine 4, Earth Defense Force: Iron Rain is the best-looking EDF to date. Players will see and feel the difference with an overwhelming number of on-screen invaders raining down from the sky in over 50 intense, story-driven missions.
- Master Four Soldier Classes: Thanks to advances in “PA-Gear” technology, the EDF are on more equal footing with the “Aggressors”. These powered exoskeleton suits can be customized with hundreds of weapon, armament, and item loadout combinations with four unique soldier classes, each with their own critical Over Drive ability to change the tide of battle, including the Trooper, Jet Lifter, Heavy Striker, and most notably, the brand-new Prowl Rider.
- Multiplayer: Staying true to the series’ roots in arcade action, both online and local multiplayer split-screen modes are available. Online supports up to six player co-op – and the new Mercenary mode, which finds teams competing for Energy Gems hosts up to 8 players.
- Character customization: For the first time in the series, players will step into the boots of Closer, a decorated war hero who awakens from a seven-year coma. Players can customize his or her appearances before diving into the game’s character-driven campaign.
A new trailer was launched with the announcement, and you can enjoy it below. If you want to see more, you can check out the latest giant batch of screenshots.