EDF: Insect Armageddon gone gold

Vicious Cycle Games wraps up development on bug-squashing co-op action game for PS3 and 360; $40 price point confirmed.

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Earth Defense Force: Insect Armageddon doesn't hit stores until just after the Fourth of July weekend, but the fireworks are ready to fly. D3Publisher confirmed the game has gone gold and will be ready for its July 5 launch with a suggested $40 price tag.

This is one time when the game is supposed to be buggy.

Developed by Vicious Cycle Games (Dead Head Fred, Matt Hazard), Insect Armageddon will once again cast players as a member of the Earth Defense Force. When the planet is attacked by alien invasion forces closely resembling giant ants, spiders, and other terrestrial bugs, the vastly outnumbered EDF makes up for a lack of manpower with an abundance of firepower.

To help stave off the invasion, Insect Armageddon will give players access to more than 300 weapons and helpful tools like jetpacks and movable turrets. It will also let up to three players go through the campaign mode together online, or two players in split-screen cooperative mode. The game also features a separate six-player mode where players battle wave after wave of the alien menace together.

The Earth Defense Force series began life as Chikyuu Boueigun, part of D3Publisher's Japanese line of Simple 2000 budget PlayStation 2 games. While the Xbox 360 offering Earth Defense Force 2017 was the first installment in the series to see release in North America, the previous installments made their way to Europe under the Global Defence Force and Monster Attack names.

For more on Insect Armageddon, check out GameSpot's previous coverage.

Discussion

19 comments
catloversos
catloversos

it looks good when you look at it but waste of time playing it.

catloversos
catloversos

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X-RS
X-RS

Time to go hunting =D

kian681
kian681

The previous Earth Defense Force game was a blast and this game looks like it will be bigger and better .Fighting giant bugs from outer space = awesome time !!

TWayne1020
TWayne1020

Loved the first one !!! This one looks great too !!! Anticipation !!!!

pszone
pszone

Get you straight the first game was xbox360 exclsive 2nd game of this not an Excllsive game k Cloud Zehro

DeadGothicRed
DeadGothicRed

lol Starship Troopers Reference with the box art.

Cloud-Zehro
Cloud-Zehro

@pszone Your post made absolutely no sense, It looks like you're calling this game an Xbox360 exclusive or something?... Which it's not?... I'd also like to point out from the article, I pre-ordered my copy for $30, maybe that was just an early price or something?

Vodoo
Vodoo

The first X360 game was super fun to play with my girlfriend. It's coop, has unlimited ammo, and huge targets for her to hit. If you want to get your women into playing games with you... this is definitely the game to play with her. I remember grabbing a rocket launcher. with unlimited rockets, and causing complete mayhem. It was AWESOME!!! Now it has a huge graphical update to it which makes splattering bugs that much better

pszone
pszone

lot money for getting this game i pass because i seen gameplay look like not worth money even pp can get great forthcoming games for full price and yes its another xbox360 exclisive whats not exclisive in this 2nd game well gd luck this game.

Megavideogamer
Megavideogamer

Played and loved the first Earth Defence force on Xbox 360. I am definately getting this one.

kennythomas26
kennythomas26

$40 dollar price tag that great news I might be get this game when it comes out.

Csalbertcs
Csalbertcs

Sucks to be a bug this summer. :p Can't wait. :D

Barighm
Barighm

Here's hoping this game will be stupid fun and covered by the media.

Brokendemise
Brokendemise

Hahah, this is Body Harvest all over again...

Kai0nTheMoon
Kai0nTheMoon

The graphical upgrade will be a nice experience. Hopefully the simple fun of the first North American title will remain intact.