Earth Defense Force 4.1 invades PC next week

Put your bug stomping shoes on. You're going to need them in EDF 4.1 next week.


D3 Publisher has announced its iconic giant bug killing simulator, Earth Defense Force 4.1 The Shadow of New Despair, will be making its way to Steam on July 18.

Earth Defense Force 4.1 The Shadow of New Despair originally released on the PlayStation 4 back in late 2015 and is essentially a remake of Earth Defense Force 2025, although a number of improvements have been made. These improvements include A.I. now being able to use vehicles, online co-op, rogue-like elements as battles will often change each time you play them, improved graphics, and more. The game will also feature full English dubbing, which is a first in the series.

Players can take the role of four different classes across over 80 missions with 800 weapons available. Yes - you read that right. You’ll have EIGHT HUNDRED WEAPONS available to kill all of the mutant bugs you want. In addition to all of these weapons, 16 DLC extras will also be made available at launch, most of them being skins and even more powerful weapons.

Earth Defense Force 4.1 The Shadow of New Despair will release on PC via Steam on July 18 and will retail for $49.99. The game will be available for 30% off during its launch.

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    July 14, 2016 7:17 AM

    Daniel Perez posted a new article, Earth Defense Force 4.1 invades PC next week

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      July 14, 2016 7:33 AM

      this makes me irrationally happy.

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      July 14, 2016 7:35 AM

      Ohhhh crap I did not know this was coming.

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      July 14, 2016 7:37 AM

      haha awesome! Tommy and I have been playing through this on the PS4 (again -- I had it on the 360) and it's a total blast. I hope some of you guys are jumping on this. :)

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      July 14, 2016 7:41 AM

      Hmm. PC for $35, or PS4 for $20....

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      July 14, 2016 8:18 AM

      I love this franchise so fucking hard

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      July 14, 2016 10:05 AM


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      July 14, 2016 10:29 AM

      Got burnt when I bought EDF: Insect Armageddon because I enjoyed the original EDF on the Xbox360. Is this new version better than Insect Armageddon or just more of the same?

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        July 14, 2016 10:40 AM

        This one is from Sandlot. Sandlot's games are awesome

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        July 14, 2016 11:16 AM

        This is the sequel to Earth Defense Force 2017 that first game you played on the 360. It's more of the same, but more. haha

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        July 14, 2016 1:25 PM

        I didn't care much for IA's grind system. 4.1 continues the tradition of the EDF2017 grind that was more based on random drops. Bosses and big enemies like hectors and giant insects generally have far less health than their IA counterparts.

        By and large, I think the Japanese EDF games are more fun than IA. There's still a ton of grinding and playing the same missions over and over to grind for health or weapons.

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        July 17, 2016 2:50 AM

        No worries, original devs and so much improved, it will blow your mind.

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      July 17, 2016 2:49 AM

      Finished it on PS4 yesterday, so awesome!

      EDF! EDF!

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