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EDF: Insect Armageddon coming to Steam this holiday season

Posted by: Russell at 11/7/2011 5:09 PM
D3Publisher has announced that they will be bringing Earth Defense Force: Insect Armageddon to Steam this holiday season.  The game will include all of the previously released DLC, plus gamers will be able to purchase and download four new PC exclusive weapons packs.  Read on for D3Publisher's official press release, and check out my review of the game for the Xbox 360.



November 7, 2011

MEDIA ALERT

Earth Defense Force®: Insect Armageddon™ Coming to PC Exclusively on Steam this Holiday Season and Will Feature New Weapons Packs Available for Download for All Armor Types

D3Publisher (D3P) today announced Earth Defense Force: Insect Armageddon (EDF) is currently in development for PC for an anticipated exclusive release via download on Steam this upcoming holiday 2011. This marks the first time players will be able to experience EDF for PC and the game will include all of the downloadable content (DLC) previously released. Earth Defense Force: Insect Armageddon continues the rich history and hardcore fun of the series and was named “Game of the Month – July 2011”, by Games Radar for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system.

In addition, players will be able to purchase and download four new PC exclusive weapons packs at launch for their armor classes: The Earth Defense Force Battle Armor Weapon Chest, Trooper Special Issue Enforcer Package, Aerialist Munitions Package, and Tactician Advanced Tech Package. Each weapons pack will include ten weapons and feature high powered artillery like the Nilas Cryo Pancake Cycler; a devastating ice mortar that blasts enemies up to 30 meters away, the Rav-Tech Vespoid; a nasty acid shotgun based on Ravager tech, and the Neptanzer Linkjump Cinerus; a short-ranged chain lightning weapon developed for the Jet Armor. Earth Defense Force: Insect Armageddon will also support Steam Cloud saving and Steam Achievements for PC. To find out more about Earth Defense Force: Insect Armageddon, please visit www.edfia.com and www.facebook.com/EarthDefenseForce.

About Earth Defense Force: Insect Armageddon
Taking place in the fictional city of New Detroit, the giant insects and aliens are back in Earth Defense Force: Insect Armageddon and the soldiers are equipped better than ever in the latest cult classic iteration that follows in the footsteps of Earth Defense Force 2017 (Japanese Title “Earth Defense Force 3” developed by Sandlot).

Insect Armageddon adds a new aspect to the Earth Defense Force series that was born in Japan, with additional elements for all EDF soldiers to experience. Players can now participate in Campaign mode via online co-op for up to three players against the insects and aliens across a completely destructible city. Every EDF soldier can collect over 300 weapons and can choose from four upgradeable armor sets including the vaunted Jet Armor for battles on the ground and in the air. Players will engage in nonstop arcade action that is the fastest and deadliest in the series against a seemingly unstoppable swarm of insects and giant alien invaders.

In addition, the game also features a six player Survival mode that pits a human squad against a nonstop onslaught of the largest enemies the aliens have to offer. New Detroit’s giant bug problem is unavoidable, and mankind’s last hope lies with the Earth Defense Force. Defend the world from the insect invasion, even if it means blowing up the entire city as part of the extermination process.

Earth Defense Force: Insect Armageddon is developed by Vicious Cycle and is rated “T” (Teen – Animated Blood, Mild Language, Mild Suggestive Themes and Violence) by the ESRB for Xbox 360 and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and coming to PC via online download on Steam holiday 2011.