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 than its trademark ridiculousness.
Fortunately, if you haven't yet found the chance to take the series for a test drive, you'll be glad to know that it's heading to the PlayStation 4 next year in Japan. Despite being a big bundles of chaotic fun, the games tend not to run all that well, with the frame rate dipping into dangerously low numbers when things get hectic.
With a little luck, though, the power of Sony's new console might make Earth Defense Force 4.1: The Shadow of New Despair the most technically stable instalment that we've seen. Take a look at the teaser trailer that we've embedded, and let us know if you'd like to sign up for bug stomping duty in the comments section below.