In addition to Earth Defense Force 6, D3 Publisher announced a new spinoff EDF voxel game titled Earth Defense Force: World Brothers, developed by Yuke’s and set to release for PS4 and Switch in 2020.
Up until now, the Earth Defense Force series has shown photorealistic worlds, but for the first time it will take on a voxel world. The game is being made so that more people can enjoy Earth Defense Force, including those who are grossed out by giant realistic bugs or don’t do well with graphic violence.
You’ll get a fresh new take on defeating giant enemies in this square-shaped voxel world. In this world, everything is made of blocks, including the Earth itself. However, something caused the Earth to break into pieces. It will be up to EDF to go beyond worldlines to bring back the peaceful square-shaped world.
Different parts of the world broke part to make areas. That means you’ll fight across various parts of the world (literally) such as London, England, where you’ll take on giant ants by Big Ben, and more.
The scattered members of EDF are fighting alone across various parts of the world. You’ll need to build up your very own Earth Defense Force by rescuing members out there. You can take a team of four members for each mission. The characters also have their unique abilities to use on the battlefield.
Earth Defense Force: World Brothers features a bunch of units from past entries of the series. That includes the recognizable Pale Wing, the Fencer from EDF4, the Air Raider, and many others. With the addition of characters from spinoff titles, the game will have over 100 characters to recruit. You’ll also get to collect all kinds of familiar weapons from the series.
However, it isn’t only past members of EDF that we’ll see. All the intruders that we’ve seen assault our planet in the past will also cross worldlines to take on their own voxel appearances. This includes the Ravagers, Primers, Aggressors, and many others.
Earth Defense Force: World Brothers will release for the PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch in Japan in 2020.