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2007's Earth Defense Force 2017 ranks as one of my favorite multiplayer experiences on the Xbox 360. Pitting an army of tiny (but heavily armed) humans against massive waves of gigantic insects, the EDF games have a uniquely charming appeal, despite their low-rent aesthetics. Co-op play in EDF 2017 required frantic communication with an experienced teammate in order...

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Upgraded PS4 port of Earth Defense Force 2025 in development

Sony announced during today's pre-TGS press conference that an upgraded PlayStation 4 version of D3 Publisher's bug-blasting third-person shooter Earth Defense Force 2025 is in development. The Japanese edition, Chikyuu Boueigun 4.1, is launching in 2015. A North American release date was not...

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Earth Defense Force 2025 review: I like big bugs

2007's Earth Defense Force 2017 ranks as one of my favorite multiplayer experiences on the Xbox 360. Pitting an army of tiny (but heavily armed) humans against massive waves of gigantic insects, the EDF games have a uniquely charming appeal, despite their low-rent aesthetics. Co-op play in EDF 2017...

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PSN Tuesday: Strider, EDF 2025, Rayman Legends PS4, Tomba 2

The PlayStation Store updates later today, adding download versions of retail games Earth Defense Force 2025 and Rayman Legends PS4. On the download-only side it's a busy week, with three new releases and three restored classics to sink time into. Leading the new releases is a game with plenty...

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The bugs are back in Earth Defense Force 2025, and they've brought friends

For those brief moments when blasting two-story-tall ants grows dull, Earth Defense Force 2025 takes a page from the Monster Hunter handbook and lets players stab giant alien dragons with ludicrously huge techno-swords. ...

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Earth Defense Force 2025 takes the bug hunt to Europe on February 21

The European branch of the Earth Defense Force will join worldwide bug-blasting efforts soon after the North American battalion deploys next month, as Sandlot's Earth Defense Force 2025 will hit the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in Europe on February 21, publisher D3 announced this week. Following...

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Earth Defense Force 2025 deploys Feb. 18, outlines DLC plans

The only good bug is a dead bug – and lots of bugs are going to die come February 18. D3Publisher has announced Earth Defense Force 2025 has gone gold and will launch next month on Xbox 360 and PS3. D3 has also announced three supplemental DLC mission packs. The first, "Special Ops," will...

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Earth Defense Force 2025 kills bugs dead in February 2014

Earth Defense Force 2025 brings its particular brand of wanton, surprisingly light-hearted insectoid destruction to the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in February of next year. Having launched in Japan this past July, Earth Defense Force 2025 already has a number of downloadable additions available...

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Earth Defense Force 2025 adds another cheesy chapter to D3's bug book

With all of the hubbub about next-gen at this year's E3, Earth Defense Force 2025 stood out as the product of an entirely different generation, one where wildly idiosyncratic Japanese-developed games both delighted and confused gamers willing to take a risk on untested and out-there concepts. ...

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Earth Defense Force 2025 video showcases vehicles, big ol' bugs

Those dang space bugs are at it again. D3 Publisher is set to release Earth Defense Force 2025 for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 later this year, and the new gameplay video above shows off the many ways in which players can tear through insectoid alien hordes. A "heavy" unit type similar to the...

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Earth Defense Force 2025 begins in 2013

Giant bugs are making their way back to Earth, and their disposal is in the hands of the usual extermination team: the Earth Defense Force. The PS3/Xbox 360 sequel Earth Defense Force 4 is being localized for North America and Europe as Earth Defense Force 2025, for release in 2013. The previous...

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