EDF! EDF! EDF!
Giving another studio the opportunity to work on a well-documented franchise, especially one whose most notable creations are its WWE 2K titles for the past six years, is always going to come with risks. When developer Yuke’s was given the keys to the Earth Defense Force series, it promised a more western take on things - one that...
A real bugger by yourself
Earth Defense Force 5 is about as close as you can get to the definition of a guilty pleasure. It scoffs at the realism and deeper philosophical themes that are proliferating throughout modern video games as they become a more diverse and ubiquitous entertainment medium. EDF 5 unabashedly keeps both feet planted firmly in...
But only in North America for now
Spin-off shmup Earth Defense Force 4.1: Wingdiver The Shooter has stealth launched in North America for $19.99. Originally available in Japan, the title flew to Steam in April, but now can be purchased on the PlayStation 4. “Players will step into the shoes of a soldier in Pale Team, an elite branch of the...
Not safe for work, of course
School Girl Zombie Hunter. Is that not the most Japanese game name you've ever heard? This trailer for D3Publisher's zombie hunter almost looks like self-parody from where we're sitting, but no… It's a real game, releasing on the PlayStation 4. You may want to avoid watching this one at work – it all gets a bit...
Love simulation Happy Manager announced
Summer Lesson won't be the only risqué virtual reality release on PlayStation VR's docket in Japan. At the Tokyo Game Show this week, D3Publisher has announced Happy Manager – a "love simulation" which will see you take on the role of an apartment owner, where three attractive young ladies just so happen...
EDF! EDF! EDF!
The Push Square office erupted into chants of "EDF! EDF! EDF!" earlier today when Earth Defense Force 5's existence was confirmed at Sony's Tokyo Game Show 2016 press conference. The title's first trailer is exactly what you'd expect: stupidly oversized bugs, utter chaos, and more clipping than your eyes can handle. The game launches...
Get off my planet
Earth Defense Force is one of the those franchises that clicks because of its simplistic, focused nature. Our planet is in danger, we grab guns, we shoot absolutely everything within a five mile radius, and we get a bigger gun as a reward for our services. It knows that it's a daft game, and it doesn't strive for anything other...
The PlayStation Vita is a pretty nifty piece of tech, but it is woefully lacking when it comes to giant robots. That shouldn't be a problem for much longer, though, as a recent report from Gematsu suggests that fondly remembered PlayStation 2 title Earth Defence Force 2 will soon be ported to the handheld. What's more, it's...
Alien ant harm
The biggest bugs in Earth Defense Force 2025 are not the iconic silver-backed ants that grace its outrageously ostentatious box art. The latest entry in Sandlot’s cult co-operative shooter series is a technical disaster, running a gamut of performance blunders larger than its colossal robotic adversaries. However, franchise fans...
We can't recommend a reason either
Adventure Time is ridiculously exuberant. Its characters are eccentric and weird, its storylines are convoluted and odd, and its humour is a mix of silly, low brow, and exceptionally well timed. It's a show of complexity and deep lore based on the insane. Adventure Time: Explore the Dungeon Because I DON'T KNOW!...
More buggy antics
The upcoming PlayStation Vita port of Earth Defense Forces 3 clearly isn’t enough to sate Japan’s hunger for oversized bugs – series overlord D3Publisher has announced that follow-up Earth Defense Forces 4 is also currently in development for PS3. The sequel promises to stick closely to the blueprint of previous entries,...
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