Earth Defense Force is best known for its B-movie production values, as the melodramatic Earth Defense Force 5 trailer we posted earlier demonstrates. But another instalment is on the way courtesy of Yuke’s Media Creations: Earth Defense Force: Iron Rain.

To us, this looks like a more mature, more polished take on the franchise. Here’s what D3 Publisher has said so far: “The Earth Defense Force series moves away from its traditional series and into new territory with this new project. Developed by Yuke’s and teaming up with world-renowned artists to create an all new Earth Defense Force experience. Fight on an Earth devastated by giant creatures in this exciting third-person shooter.”

The game will be playable on the TGS 2017 showfloor this week, so we should see more then.

[via youtube.com, gematsu.com]