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Earth Defense Force 4.1 Launching on December 8 in North America

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XSEED Games have announced the release date for Earth Defense Force 4.1: The Shadow of New Despair in North America.

The latest in the ongoing series of humans-versus-aliens series will be arriving on PlayStation 4 on December 8th.

XSEED Games have also confirmed the release date for Earth Defense Force 2: Invaders from Planet Space, for PS Vita. The game will also be launching on December 8th in North America.

A European release is coming via PQube, although a release date has not been confirmed for that region yet.

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14 comments
  1. Dr. Roswell. W
    Dr. Roswell. W
    November 19, 2015 at 2:48 pm

    >The latest in the ongoing series of humans-versus-aliens series
    How in the fuck did I not hear about this shit?

  2. Kamille Bidan
    Kamille Bidan
    November 19, 2015 at 3:15 pm

    Looks like I finally might have a reason to buy a PS4
    I really hope the giant robot controls the same way it did in Robot Alchemic Drive. That game was rad.

  3. SolidSalamander
    SolidSalamander
    November 19, 2015 at 3:17 pm

    > “Earth Defense Force 4.1 Launching in North America”
    > has Vita tagged

    OH SHIT EDF 4.1 FOR VITA?!

    > only vita release is still EDF2

    My hopes, crushed.

    Oh well, still EDF2 should be pretty good.

  4. Brandon Orselli
    Brandon Orselli
    November 19, 2015 at 3:21 pm

    :p sorry. I forgot to redo the headline for that but it’s already out.

  5. sanic
    sanic
    November 19, 2015 at 3:30 pm

    I remember when amazon listen EDF2’s release date as september 15th and EDF4 as Oct 13th, hurt to find out that was wrong

  6. Grey
    Grey
    November 19, 2015 at 5:46 pm

    E! D! F!
    E! D! F!
    E! D! F!

    I hope they don’t touch the English voice acting, other than to include lines to account for new equipment. The VAs in 2025 were the absolute best.

  7. Mr0303
    Mr0303
    November 19, 2015 at 5:50 pm

    They get released on the same day? Interesting. I guess the strategy for Europe can be similar.

  8. Nonscpo
    Nonscpo
    November 19, 2015 at 6:02 pm

    Agreed it is curious that they would release both games at the same time, especially considering the holidays. More than likely Xseed is counting on the diehard fans to double dip on a day one purchase, but the real question, is how many of them are there?

  9. Mr0303
    Mr0303
    November 19, 2015 at 6:04 pm

    I’m one of those people, but it just seems strange to have them on the same day and having to decide which to play.

  10. Nonscpo
    Nonscpo
    November 19, 2015 at 6:27 pm

    I feel for your pain to your wallet, and your loss of free time, it’s usually a very hard time indeed!

  11. Sevuz
    Sevuz
    November 20, 2015 at 5:58 am

    sweet

  12. dsadsada
    dsadsada
    November 20, 2015 at 6:03 am

    The tags still say Vita by the way.

  13. alterku
    alterku
    November 20, 2015 at 10:57 am

    This is still just a remaster of EDF 2025 with some added enemies and vehicles and missions, right? Until now I haven’t wanted to have a PS4, but I do feel like I’m missing out a little bit due to mainly this game. Glad I played it on 360 so it’s not quite as big a loss.

  14. TsukuyomiMagi99
    TsukuyomiMagi99
    November 23, 2015 at 2:08 pm

    EDF is a very fun yet underrated franchise.