If you’re eager to get back into the boots of an Earth Defense Force soldier, the time has come. Earth Defense Force: Iron Rain releases today, and to celebrate D3 Publisher released a launch trailer.
On top of the trailer, we also get a message from Producer Nobuyuki Okajima, who welcomes potential newcomers to the storied series.
“On behalf of D3 Publisher and creators, I would like to thank EDF fans around the world for their continued support. With Earth Defense Force: Iron Rain, we wanted to create an EDF experience that can be enjoyed by both newcomers and veterans alike – and hope everyone enjoys the next chapter in the fight to save our mother Earth!”
If you’re not familiar with the game, below you can read a batch of handy bullet points.
- 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.
Earth Defense Force: Iron Rain is now available exclusively for PS4.
Incidentally, if you’re eager to know how good it is, my review is coming soon. I just need to get a few more multiplayer matches under my belt before I cast the final verdict. In the meanwhile, watch the trailer below.