|PS3 / XBOX 360||Japan|
By Spencer . November 8, 2012 . 11:54pm
Earth Defense Force 4 has the standard giant ant exterminator and the Wing Diver for players that prefer to deal death from above. The Air Raider is Earth Defense Force 4′s support unit and demolitions specialist.
Air Raiders can drop a beacon that restore health for any units standing the beacon’s field.
You can also use a Lock On Marker weapon which increases the lock on speed and range for all allied units.
The Air Raider can attack enemies like Hectors by calling in a missile strike…
… or placing gunpods that automatically turn on when an enemy walks by.
Air Raiders also have an arsenal of explosives like remote controlled bombs.
One of the most interesting skills the Air Raider has is he can call a transport chopper to drop a vehicle! You can "summon" an APC that carries four players, a bike, rescue tank, and attack helicopter.
Earth Defense Force 4 has a new kind of Hector with weapons on both arms. Another new type of Hector can generate a force field. I think I saw these guys when I played Earth Defense Force 4 at Tokyo Game Show. Earth Defense Force 2017′s Hectors are in the game too; they’re red and the new Hectors are green.