Earth Defense Force sequel infesting spring 2011

D3-published, Vicious Cycle-developed giant-insect-invasion shooter will overrun Xbox 360, PS3 early next year.

31 Comments

One week after D3 Publisher confirmed that it was readying a sequel to the cult hit Earth Defense Force 2017, more details have been released on the game. Earth Defense Force: Insect Armageddon has been confirmed for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 and will arrive early next year in Europe and North America.

Up to three players can battle the Insect Armageddon together via online co-op.
Up to three players can battle the Insect Armageddon together via online co-op.

In development at Vicious Cycle games (Dead Head Fred, Matt Hazard), Insect Armageddon will have more features than Earth Defense Force. Whereas the original game had only offline two-player split-screen co-op, the new title will let up to three players fight through the game's campaign together online. It will also have something analogous to Halo: Reach's Firefight mode, where up to six players can battle wave after wave of the game's massive insect and arachnid foes 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 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.

Please use a html5 video capable browser to watch videos.
This video has an invalid file format.
00:00:00
Sorry, but you can't access this content!
Please enter your date of birth to view this video

By clicking 'enter', you agree to GameSpot's
Terms of Use and Privacy Policy

$19.99 on Walmart
Buy

GameSpot may get a commission from retail offers.

Got a news tip or want to contact us directly? Email news@gamespot.com

Join the conversation
There are 31 comments about this story
31 Comments  RefreshSorted By 
GameSpot has a zero tolerance policy when it comes to toxic conduct in comments. Any abusive, racist, sexist, threatening, bullying, vulgar, and otherwise objectionable behavior will result in moderation and/or account termination. Please keep your discussion civil.

Avatar image for 001011000101101
001011000101101

4395

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 337

User Lists: 0

Oh man oh man oh man!

Upvote • 
Avatar image for xXRockAweaRXx
xXRockAweaRXx

51

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 11

User Lists: 0

YES!

Upvote • 
Avatar image for KimCheeWarriorX
KimCheeWarriorX

440

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 6

User Lists: 0

The only gripe that had with Earth Defense Force 2017 was that it had no online co-op. Thank god I had a friend offline that was half decent at games to help me out on Inferno in split-screen co-op. Ah, good times. I just hope they don't change too much of the formula.

Upvote • 
Avatar image for Emma_R
Emma_R

25

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

Loved the first one. I'm in doubt as to buy Halo: Reach now, or wait until this one gets released.

Upvote • 
Avatar image for TWayne1020
TWayne1020

104

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 7

User Lists: 0

This is GREAT NEWS !!! Heard about another game was in development a couple years ago and had not heard anything since until now. The first game was great , a sleeper hit !! And I don't like 3'rd person , but the camera worked pretty good. Hope they have a first person option !!

Upvote • 
Avatar image for ghost2046
ghost2046

351

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

finally!!!! and online co-op. cant wait

Upvote • 
Avatar image for RedSoxfan67
RedSoxfan67

336

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

Honestly, I really enjoyed the first one, and being a budget game, it was good, I can't wait to play the sequel.

Upvote • 
Avatar image for jaredcrazy3232
jaredcrazy3232

903

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 1

User Lists: 0

the first one had the worst graphics, it even used 2d props similar to those in doom an wolfenstien 3d.... that being said the game was addictingly fun and with a budget price tag, there was no better. this sequel could prove to be interesting.

Upvote • 
Avatar image for Alphamale001
Alphamale001

350

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

Online co-op? It could be the other one just with this added and I would buy it. I can't wait.

Upvote • 
Avatar image for Sablicious
Sablicious

248

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

The visuals look a lot more detailed this time around. I hope improved aesthetics aren't at the expense of the the game's scale and fun factor...

Upvote • 
Avatar image for Bronco2407
Bronco2407

305

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

hope it's 29.99 like the first one

Upvote • 
Avatar image for bluehatman
bluehatman

29

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 1

User Lists: 0

This is definitely a must have. Too much fun not to pick up.

Upvote • 
Avatar image for doggy47perfecto
doggy47perfecto

3646

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 3

User Lists: 0

i loved the first one

Upvote • 
Avatar image for deactivated-592ed9197f07a
deactivated-592ed9197f07a

137

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 1

User Lists: 0

First one was pretty mediocre in my opinion, but well see how this one turns out.

Upvote • 
Avatar image for stellamcclurg
stellamcclurg

25

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 2

User Lists: 0

The first one was sheer mayhem and fun, hands done im picking this up when it comes out.

Upvote • 
Avatar image for styx56
styx56

1133

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 4

User Lists: 0

instant buy, no questions asked.

Upvote • 
Avatar image for spawnassasin
spawnassasin

18702

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 1

User Lists: 0

this is gonna be so awesome

Upvote • 
Avatar image for nparks
nparks

683

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

Cool. The first EDF was really fun, other than the later levels on the hardest difficulty being wildly out of whack with the rest of the game.

Upvote • 
Avatar image for Mickleohb
Mickleohb

389

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

I can't wait, this is going to be awesome!

Upvote • 
Avatar image for 360hammer
360hammer

2596

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

Day 1 buy. AWESOME!!!!!

Upvote • 
Avatar image for SDBusDriver1979
SDBusDriver1979

1095

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

YEAAHHHHH EDF!!!!!! EDF!!!!!! EDF!!!!! I need ammo.

Upvote • 
Avatar image for KingTuttle
KingTuttle

2471

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

The first one?...cheeeeeeze to the max. Oh...and I loved every cheesy moment. Wish I had bought it and not rented it (twice). Now it's a rare find in the used bin.

Upvote • 
Avatar image for Hamdinger
Hamdinger

25

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

"Are you afraid?" "I disagree!"

Upvote • 
Avatar image for maximumbarmage
maximumbarmage

289

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

Good to see a PS3 version coming. Most welcome.

Upvote • 
Avatar image for Sento_brean
Sento_brean

194

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 2

User Lists: 0

I really hope the bring the offline co-op back, I played a little of the first one with a friend of mine, the whole reason I even bought an Xbox 360, I hope this one is as good if not better than the original.

Upvote • 
Avatar image for icemelter07
icemelter07

238

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

COME ONE YOU APES DO YOU WANT TO LIVE FOR EVER!

Upvote • 
Avatar image for guitarist1980
guitarist1980

1542

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 16

User Lists: 0

The first game I played for the 360 was EDF 2017. I ended up playing it for 12 hours straight.

Upvote • 
Avatar image for icym
icym

450

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 8

User Lists: 0

do yourself a favor and rent, bargain bin, or borrow EDF 2017. it really is a fun and addictive game worth your time. the average scores and reviews are not accurate how much cheesy fun 2017 is. if EDF: IA is anything like 2017, it'll be worth our time =D

Upvote • 
Avatar image for X-RS
X-RS

2498

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

!!AWESOME!! cannot wiat to play this with jet pacs and online =)) plus, sounds like 2 split, 3 CONSOLES online = 6.

Upvote • 
Avatar image for kennythomas26
kennythomas26

1385

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 94

User Lists: 0

I'll might do the same, and it seems decent.

Upvote • 
Avatar image for XanderZane
XanderZane

5174

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 2

User Lists: 0

I've never played any of these games. The games only got average scores, so I'm not expecting much from this title. Most likely a rental or maybe a demo to test it out.

Upvote •