First Look At Earth Defense Force 4 And It’s Big Bad Bugs

By Spencer . September 13, 2012 . 4:20pm

Someone get an oversized can of Raid! Giant acid-spitting ants and spiders are attacking the Earth (again!) in Earth Defense Force 4. Humanity thought they shot the last oversized insect in Arizona, but the Ravagers have been quietly amassing an army underground.


You play as either a Ranger or a Wing Diver, a female EDF trooper with a weapon made from alien technology and blast every bug in sight. Earth Defense Force 4 has Hectors, huge robots with oversized gun-arms, too. We’re still waiting to hear if the dinosaur robots from Earth Defense Force 2017 will be in the game. (They better be!)


Earth Defense Force 4 is slated for release on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 sometime in 2013.

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  • “Its”, not “It’s”

    Do they purposely not show buildings crumbling down out of respect to earthquake victims or something similar… or should I start getting very worried???

    I still have a grudge with D3 of America over the last Onechanbara being too sexy for us sophisticated North Americans, so I don’t have much hope for this one. At least it’s on PS3…

  • No skyscraper sized enemies? No Collapsing buildings?

    Well, at least they have jetpacks…

    • You’re just not shooting enough rockets at them.

  • LynxAmali

    -Dinosaur Robot

    I need to play 2017. It just got shoved all the way to the beginning of my backlog.

    Still curious of when we’ll see giant mechanical ants and laser-ray sharks.
    I can dream, right?

    • Testsubject909

      Sharks with frikkin lasers on their head huh? Wonder where you got that from…

      Also quite happy this place is free of any sort of whining.

      EDF! EDF! EDF! Superiority of the EDF! EDF! EDF!

  • Testsubject909


  • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

    Playing a female would be damn nice this time lol.^_^

    Eat my bullet BUGS!!!

  • Yes, All my Yes.

    My Thorax is ready.

    • Tre W

       I see what you did there hahahahaha.

  • Day 1 import!

  • still a bit confused as to why the heck jaleco didnt sue the crap out
    of whoever makes these games?
    I mean we do remember the arcade game earth defense force
    do we not?

    • Julien_N

      There is also a SNES game if I remember well.
      But I think Jaleco completely dropped this IP, or at least, does not really care about it.
      Plus, Jaleco is a Japanese company, and I doubt these are as “sue-happy” as Western ones. ;)

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