Earth Defense Force, the series where you shoot gigantic bugs, has levels that send players deep into ant lairs. Earth Defense Force 4.1: The Shadow of New Despair adds a new vehicle called the Depth Crawler, a four legged tank that can jump and crawl on walls.
It’s most useful tool is probably it’s the huge headlights. Tunnels in Earth Defense Force 4.1 are dark and players need to illuminate areas with either a light on their gun or the Depth Charger. This is a change from Earth Defense Force 2025 which had lights inside the tunnels.
While the Depth Crawler was designed for underground combat, players can find the vehicle in other levels too. If you’re in a city stage, the Depth Crawler can hook to buildings.
Earth Defense Force 4.1: The Shadow of New Despair comes out on April 2 for PlayStation 4 in Japan.