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Earth Defense Force 4.1 Nintendo Switch Port Aims to Launch in 2022

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Earth Defense Force 4.1 Switch

D3 Publisher has announced that an Earth Defense Force 4.1 Nintendo Switch port will be launching in 2022. The announcement was made at the end of a promotional trailer for the upcoming Earth Defense Force 3 similarly coming to the Nintendo Switch on October 14, 2021. [Thanks, Famitsu!]

Originally released as Earth Defense Force 2025 for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in 2013, D3 Publisher later remastered the game for the PlayStation 4 and PC in 2016. The remastered version, titled Earth Defense Force 4.1: The Shadow of New Despair, included a new expansion in addition to the original base game.

The game was announced at the very end of the promotional trailer for the upcoming Earth Defense Force 3 Nintendo Switch port. However, the reveal offered very little in terms of details with only a tentative 2022 release date. There is also no word on whether the game will be a remaster or a simple port of the game, or if it will be available outside of Japan. D3 Publisher states that more information about the game will release at a later date.

You can check out the official Earth Defense Force 4.1 reveal below (starts at the 3:06 mark):

Earth Defense Force 4.1 The Shadow of New Despair will release for the Nintendo Switch sometime in 2022.

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