The goofy sci-fi charms and decidedly old school gameplay of the Earth Defense Force series have thrilled fans since Earth Defense Force 2017 made its North American debut in 2006. The fifth entry in the series will be released sometime this year in Japan, and D3 Publisher released a brand new trailer for Earth Defense Force 5 over the weekend.
The new trailer reintroduces fans to the giant ants and spiders that have become the franchise’s trademark. But Earth Defense Force 5 will also include new enemies such as bipedal frogs and armored Grey Aliens. Thankfully, the welcome party is being thrown by the Earth Defense Force, and three soldier classes (Ranger infantry, flying Wing Divers, and heavily armored Fencers) are ready to battle back the Invaders.
Earth Defense Force 5 is in development exclusively for the PS4, and will be released sometime this year in Japan. Hopefully, a North American launch date will be announced soon.