For a fair while now, the Earth Defense Force series has been given a lot more love in Europe than to the states. This tradition holds true as Earth Defence Force 4.1: The Shadow of New Despair and Earth Defence Force 2 gets localized by Xseed for Europe.
The Earth Defense Force series is a defense game of sorts where your objective is to repel the incoming alien/insectoid threat and fulfill mission objectives. Both of the games were released in Japan last year and have met with some success in sales.
EDF 4.1 was an extended version of Earth Defense Force 2025 that released on the PlayStation 4 that also includes new creatures to fights and new vehicles to handle such as the spider tank. EDF 2 was a new game that included 2025’s Air Raider class and also includes online multiplayer co-op for up to 4 players.
Both games are slated for release by the end of this year, Earth Defense Force 4.1 is to be released on the PS4 and Earth Defence Force 2 comes out on the PlayStation Vita.