Earth Defense Force 2017 spawns sequel

D3 mobilizing Earth Defense Force Insect Armageddon; teaser site already up for new installment in xenophobic third-person action series.

It's been three years since the North American Xbox 360 launch of Earth Defense Force 2017. Given the complete lack of news on the franchise since then, one could be excused for thinking the human resistance had fallen prey to the invading robo-insectoid armada that it featured. However, there's now reason for hope, as a placeholder site has surfaced for a new project in the franchise apparently titled Earth Defense Force: Insect Armageddon.

Earth Defense Force 2017 (pictured) was a phobia combo platter of insects, aliens, and robots.

The site contains no information on platforms or release window and no content of any kind beyond a logo for the game and an Entertainment Software Rating Board "Rating Pending" emblem. The site is registered to D3Publisher of America. A representative with the company confirmed the game's development, saying, "Regarding Earth Defense Force, the rumor is true about a new game… However, we are not revealing any additional information until our formal announcement in the near future."

The Earth Defense Force series began life as Chikyuu Boueigun, part of D3Publisher's Japanese line of Simple 2000 budget PlayStation 2 games. While Earth Defense Force 2017 was the first installment in the series to see release in North America, the previous installments had made their way to Europe under the Global Defence Force and Monster Attack names.

For more on the series, check out GameSpot's review of Earth Defense Force 2017.

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icym
icym

@ gbrading and playable Samuel L. Jackson with a few quotes? =D

gbrading
gbrading moderator

Earth Defense Force 2018 should have giant snakes.

synvion
synvion

yes!!! i cant wait! EDF2017 was an incredible co op game! the amount of freedom you had to form the much needed combat strategies using all the different kinds of weaponry was staggering! dont get me wrong, it was mindless fun too! but finding ways to defeat the later levels on inferno was some of the most rewarding videogame experiences i and my friends have ever had! roll on EDFIA! im booking the week off work!

ssalarnn
ssalarnn

Iwish they would remake the snes version

xerxes5678
xerxes5678

Best budget title on the 360 imo.

turtlebird95
turtlebird95

Lol I like how people are saying how the game looks. News flash, the video here is for Earth defense force 17 not Insect Armageddon. Just so you know. :P

Sablicious
Sablicious

One of the best value-for-money games this generation, on any platform. Can't wait for another installement!

AzelKosMos
AzelKosMos

Earth Defense Force 2017 was by far the best budget game ever. I hope the sequel is multi plat as I only own a PS3 now and would buy it for sure.

Coolyfett
Coolyfett

this game looks like 3rd Birthday on the PSP.

pallidorus
pallidorus

Screw EDF They need to make another Robot Alchemic Drive!

2bitSmOkEy
2bitSmOkEy

Looks like a possibly awesome drinking game to play with some buds.

Hanzoadam
Hanzoadam

I thought the 1st one was pretty bad but mind you I did suck at it :P

Oloryn
Oloryn

So stoked! EDF is the epitome of guilty pleasure....it was soooo terrible...and yet somehow sooooo much fun, especially in co-op. HUGE alien, robotic or insectoid enemies pouring in ludicrous waves while you completely fill the screen with explosions and acid and fire and ass and death...nonstop action, crazy destruction, narrow escapes....this is the game that satisfies that "I'm bored and want to kill some time with pure mindless awesome," hunger. I'm serious, go grab a friend, pop this in and start yelling, "What the @#!? is happening on my screen?!"

Malhound
Malhound

I had the second one for the PS2.

Malhound
Malhound

Sure Sandlot will be going to develop the game again.

TheDarkSpot
TheDarkSpot

I can't find the first one anywhere :(

green_dominator
green_dominator

I could care less, I didn't play the last game because it looked bad. The trailers and reviews didn't help it's case either. I didn't know there was more of these out there until now lol

ssalarnn
ssalarnn

Super Earth Defense Force for the SNES IS THE FIRST ONE!!! It's going to be on the wii on VC soon.

Truth_Hurts_U
Truth_Hurts_U

OMG... This game was soooooooooooooo funnnn in Co-op... Sure the graphics look like crap... But it's all in the game play. Can't wait to play the new one if it comes out in the US.

ChiefWins
ChiefWins

EDF!!!!!!! EDF!!!!!!! EDF!!!!!!! Can't wait for this hope it has online co op so i can squish bugs with my friends. Gonna be the greatest game of all time...of all time

X-RS
X-RS

SWEET!!! Ihave had hours of senseless fun with this game. My only complaint, please make reload button. *joins chant* E.D.F. E.D.F E.D.F.

UnknownElement4
UnknownElement4

I am surprised that there is a sequel. I didn't think the last game sold that much. Though, it was a ton of fun.

loopy_101
loopy_101

I like EDF. I have Monster Attack (EDF 1) and Global Defense Force (EDF2). When I'm payed, I'll be sure to see to playing the 360 EDF game now.

zzyoshiman
zzyoshiman

forget halo reach, im preordering this

funkymonkey4710
funkymonkey4710

OMG YES!!! THIS GAME IS SO BAD IT IS AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!

Raiden004
Raiden004

Earth Defense Force was whacky but so much fun! Glad to know a sequel is coming.

TrevasGallant
TrevasGallant

YES!!! My friend and I loved playing this game. I loved all of the difficulties, getting all of the new and crazy cool weaponry, and the B-movie vibe. Some polish on the next one would be great, though, especially in terms of framerate. I can't wait!!! Truly a great split-screen co-op game.

feliscele
feliscele

I bet you're really happy, aren't you @Polybren?

Mickleohb
Mickleohb

This headline actually made me smile. I don't think any video game headline has ever made me smile before... The first one was awesomely fun, but there's room for improvement. I hope they keep the feeling of the first game though. I really hope they add online co-op (or at least more splitscreen) and make the vehicles not useless. Improving the AI would be appreciated to. *starts chanting* E.D.F. E.D.F.

cornerback3
cornerback3

I always wanted to play the first one ;)

inaka_rob
inaka_rob

the first game was really fun. It still sells for a good amount of money. I remember the game only had FOUR yes 4 achievements and I couldn't get any of them. I wish I kept the game. or maybe I rented it.

solidusdeus1
solidusdeus1

I'm hoping for online... "these giant bugs, coming over and messing my back yard!"

mattinavat
mattinavat

There should only be one achievement this time: Beat on insane difficulty: 1000 pts.

mattinavat
mattinavat

Sweet. This is one of the few games that I never traded in. The occasional split screen death match restricted to using only the slow-flying homing air tortoise was just too much dumb fun.

payne6705
payne6705

omg thats great news I can't wait!!

Vodoo
Vodoo

the achievements sucked in the fist game... beat it on easy, beat it on normal, beat it on hard, beat it on very hard. But the game waqs so fun with unlimited rockets

drswank
drswank

HELLS YEAH! More giant ant shooting love. I was just wondering if they were going to make another 360 game too.

NV27
NV27

**** YES! Best news all year for me. The first game was hilarious, brain-numbing and fun. Probably in my top 5 games this gen. The dialogue was brilliant. "You like death, THEN DIE!" :D

To_Ashes
To_Ashes

This just made my day! ^^

KittyHeart
KittyHeart

edf 2017 was one of my fave 360 games for mindless fun the game could be played in short bursts (15 mins) and was highly challenging on harder diff levels. there were tons of unlockables and levels what this sequal needs is online play. that is a must!