Earth Defense Force 4.1: The Shadow of New Despair is coming to North America, courtesy of Xseed. The game will be released this Fall. The game is a “reimaginging” of Earth Defense Force 2025 with a better framerate and more content. Here’s a quick feature summary:

 

After selecting from one of four unique playable classes and customizing their weapons, players will lead NPC troops into city-wide battles against hordes of seemingly endless giant bugs, robots, and other colossal enemies. Two players can enjoy local co-op and versus modes, while online co-op supports up to four players to increase the odds against this massive alien threat.

Ishaan Sahdev
Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and a contributing writer at GamesIndustry.biz. He also used to moonlight as a professional manga editor. These days, his day job has nothing to do with games, but the two inform each other nonetheless.

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