Rejoice fans of EDF, for D3 Publisher has announced Earth Defense Force 5 will head west this year.
D3 Publisher has announced Earth Defense Force 5 will arrive in North America at some point this year on PlayStation 4.
The third-person shooter was announced during TGS 2016 and released in Japan during December 2017.
News of the localization comes from a video posted on the PlayStation YouTube Channel. A release date of "coming soon" was provided.
Interested parties can pre-order Earth Defense Force 5 from the US PlayStation Store from today (thanks, Gematsu). You'll notice December 31 is listed as the release date, but it's likely a placeholder.
Standard and Deluxe editions are both available for pre-order. Contents of the Digital Deluxe version ($89.99) can be found below.
Earth Defense Force 5 Deluxe Edition Contents
- Full Game
- Deluxe Edition Bonus Content 1: EDF5 Theme
- Deluxe Edition Bonus Content 2: Decoy Launcher [Pale Wing]
- Deluxe Edition Bonus Content 3: Star Burst
- 12 variations of additional weapons and support arms that will boost the power of each of the ground troops
- Two mission packs – Available post launch contains: Additional mission 1: EXTRA Challenge; Additional mission 2: SUPER Challenge
All DLC included in the Deluxe Edition will be released by March 2019.
Pre-orders for either version of the shooter will net players the following:
- Pure Decoy Launcher 16 variations set - A special decoy which will dance and sing in the battlefield.
- Volcanic Cracker - You can get the Wing Diver weapon and start using it from the beginning (a pre-order exclusive)
- Powered Exoskeleton Nix: Gold Coat - A commander machine shining with gold which boarding is admitted only by an early recruit.
Earth Defense Force 5 supports up to two players locally, and Remote Play using PS Vita. Online multiplayer supports up to four players, and will require a PlayStation Plus membership to access online features.
Once a firm release date is provided, we'll let you know.