D3 Publisher and YUKE have just announced that its crazy fun shooter Earth Defense Force: Iron Rain is available now exclusively on the PlayStation 4. The game will feature over 50 story missions as well as up to 8 player multiplayer modes.
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.
In this time of great peril and despair, we invite you to join us in the fabled EDF battle hymn, which soldiers sing to bolster their morale and spirits:
To save our mother Earth from any alien attack
From vicious giant insects who have once again come back
We’ll unleash all our forces
We won’t cut them any slack
The EDF deploys!
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