D3 Publisher and developer Sandlot announced a release date for the Switch port of Earth Defense Force 4.1: The Shadow of New Despair.
Earth Defense Force 4.1 is coming to Switch on December 22nd, 2022.
The bug-slaying shooter was originally released for PlayStation 4 in Japan back in 2015. A western release came later that year and early 2016 for Europe. Lastly, a Windows PC (via Steam) version was released in 2016 worldwide.
Here’s a rundown on Earth Defense Force 4.1:
We knew they were coming. We did all we could to prepare. But they still set the world on fire.
Ravagers, we called them. The world’s militaries fought them with everything they had, but in the end, only one force stood a chance: The EDF, a coalition of humanity’s greatest soldiers and scientists. Finally, we shot down their mothership and brought peace to the world…
…for about eight years. It’s 2025 now, and our worst fears have come true: That was only the first wave.
But this is not the end. This time, we ARE ready. The EDF has developed over 500 different weapons and vehicles. Our Rangers are crack shots with all kinds of weapons. Our Wing Divers rain down death from above. Our Fencers are walking, steel-clad arsenals. And our Air Raiders can seize control of the battlefield. If it takes four score and seven battles, if we have to fight in the streets, on the beaches, or alongside our allies in cyberspace, we’ll fight and we’ll win.
It’s a fight for the future of the planet between the Ravagers, a merciless swarm of alien invaders, and the Earth Defense Force (EDF) in this third-person shooter.
The most overwhelmingly numerous forces of Ravagers the series has ever seen will take the EDF fighters to the depths of despair and back! Online co-op play supported.
Now and forever, we are the Earth Defense Force.