- Repel the alien invasion with four unique classes.
- Giant ships, giant robots, giant ants, giant frogs.
Originally released for PS4 on December 7, 2017 in Japan, and then December 11, 2018 for the rest of the world, Earth Defense Force 5 is coming to PC via Steam sometime this month. Frustratingly, there isn’t an exact date listed at the time of this writing, neither through Steam nor the official website. But you can go ahead and wishlist it, which will let you know as soon as it’s available. As for the game itself, this is what the developers have to say:
Stand and fight for humanity.
This arcade shooter takes place in the year 2022, as the Earth Defense Force fends off an all-out attack by unknown life forms. Become an EDF soldier, battle against endless hordes of immense enemies, and restore peace to the earth.
Make way for the series’ first humanoid aliens.
Just what is this intelligent, extraterrestrial civilization that has attacked our own, known only as the Primers? Matching their intelligence, they bring the series’ first humanoid alien foes. Battling against these intelligent foes will bring you to the depths of yet-unknown despair, and the heights of joy.
Face the enemy with wisdom and courage!
The most jam-packed entry yet, with online co-op play!
This entry has more missions and weapons than any before it. On top of that, all missions support online co-op of up to 4 players, as well as local split-screen. Control the 4 classes and play with EDF soldiers all over the world.
This is no training exercise.
This is the living nightmare we’d all feared.
It all started in Japan, 2022. An immense fleet of starships laid siege to an EDF base located in the rough city outskirts in the Kanto region.
This was an enemy humanity had never encountered, the Primers. Even worse, enormous insects attack the EDF base built even further underground. The EDF fights back.
Even more realistic battles
Armor will peel off where you shoot enemies, and their fluids will spill out onto buildings and floors, making you feel like you’re truly on the EDF’s battlefield.
4 EDF classes powered up like never before
As the player, take on missions with one of four classes. Finish missions to unlock new ones and advance the story. You can switch classes before missions as many times as you’d like.