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Earth Defense Force: Iron Rain Launches April 11, 2019 in Japan

We have learned via the Japanese PlayStation Blog that Earth Defense Force: Iron Rain will be launching in Japan on April 11th, 2019.

The various pre-order bonuses include:

  • The “Physical Edition First-Print Bonus” includes Earth Defense Force 2017 Portable costume pieces for the Infantry class.
  • Pre-ordering via the PlayStation Store earns you the Pale Wing costume set.
  • An additional “limited time” pre-order bonus from the PlayStation Store includes an EDF Iron Rain T-Shirt costume piece, the One Man Army costume set, the Sailor suit and pleated skirt costume set, 2 GK-Predator special weapons, and extra in-game currency (Gems and Credits).

The blog post also detailed the various special editions of the game.

Outside of the standard edition, the Digital Deluxe edition includes (along with the game):

  • 2 PT-Pythagoras special weapons.
  • 2 PR-Shaman: special support weapons.
  • Earth Defense Force 4.1: The Shadow of New Despair Logo T-Shirt & Logo Emblem.
  • Earth Defense Force 5 Logo T-Shirt and Logo Emblem.
  • Earth Defense Force 4.1: The Shadow of New Despair costume set (one for Ranger, Wing Diver, Fencer, and Air Raider classes)
  • Earth Defense Force 5 costume set (one for Ranger, Wing Diver, Fencer, and Air Raider classes)

The Ultimate edition contains all of the above, and additionally (along with the game):

  • Riho Futaba the “virtual idol” transmission operator (voiced by Yuuko Gouto)
  • In-game currency (Credits and Gems)
  • 2 FX-Trial Blazer special weapons.
  • 2 MR-Geo Needle special weapons.
  • Wrapping Bus with Dream Club decal.
  • Wrapping Pick-Up with Natsuiro High School decal.
  • Wrapping Car with Bullet Girls Phantasia decal.
  • Additional Mission Pack via Season Pass.

Lastly, it’s worth pointing out a western release for Earth Defense Force: Iron Rain is confirmed for sometime next year.

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