The next instalment in D3Publisher's long-running Earth Defense Force series has been available in Japan for well over a year, but Western fans of the bug-blasting shooter can finally look forward to checking it out too. The company has at last revealed when we can expect it to head our way — Earth Defense Force 6 is launching on PS5 and PS4 in the west in Spring 2024.

As with all games in this series, EDF6 is a chaotic co-op shooter all about fending off waves of giant bugs as they invade the planet. Always lovably janky and full of cheesy charm, these games are technically below par, but offer some top notch entertainment regardless. We'll soon be able to play the latest entry early next year.

EDF6 features a new storyline, the return of old classes including Ranger, Air Raider, Wing Diver, and Fencer, and new missions and weapons. While the joy of the series is found in co-op, you can also play it solo, if you want.

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