Earth Defense Force 6 Western and PC releases delayed
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Earth Defense Force 6 Western Release Delayed to Summer 2024

D3 Publisher announced that it has delayed the Western releases of Earth Defense Force 6 to Summer 2024. The game was originally slated for release in Spring 2024. That means people in the West will have to wait for an additional season until they can play the new mainline Earth Defense Force entry.

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This delay also affects the Japanese PC release, as the platform will have a single universal build for all regions. But while the English announcement mentioned additional finishing touches as a reason for the delay, the Japanese press release instead noted a revision in the game’s production schedule.

On a related note, Clouded Leopard Entertainment is separately handling the Asian PS5 and PS4 releases of Earth Defense Force 6, which includes an English language option for Southeast Asian countries. The Asian releases are slated to come out on March 14, 2024, and people who purchase the game early can also obtain the Hololive Vtuber DLC decoys.

Clouded Leopard has yet to confirm whether the Western release’s delay is also affecting the Asian releases or not. However, D3 Publisher’s Japanese press release noted that the delay specifically affects the “European and American versions” instead of “Overseas versions” that would have included Asia as well.

Earth Defense Force 6 is immediately available on PlayStation 5 and 4 in Japan. The now-delayed Western localized version and the global PC releases of Earth Defense Force 6 will appear in Summer 2024.

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Kite is a Japanese translator and avid gamer from Indonesia, Southeast Asia who learned the language mostly by playing Japanese games from the PS1 era. He primarily translates news about Japanese games and anime straight from Japan. After initially starting with a focus on Dynasty Warriors communities from the mid-2000s, he eventually joined Siliconera in 2020. Other than Dynasty Warriors, Kite is also a big fan of Ace Combat and other games featuring mechs, especially Gundam.