D3Publisher is probably best known as the company behind quite a few rather “alluring” games, but this one is nothing of the sort: Earth Defense Force 4.1: Wingdiver The Shooter is all about shooting disgusting bugs.
Officially revealed on the latest issue of Weekly Famitsu, and this morning on the new teaser website, the game is a PS4 exclusive, and it’s a spin-off of Earth Defense Force 4.1: Shadow of New Despair.
The genre is actually completely difference, as this is a vertical-scrolling shoot ’em up, in which you play a Wing Diver,which is a light soldier class in the franchise, equipped with a jet pack for rapid deployment. Needless to say, the mission is the same, shoot down all the invading bugs.
Famitsu included quite a few screenshots from the game, that you can enjoy in the gallery below. Do keep in mind that they are from magazine scans, so quality isn’t representative of the final product.
The game will be released in Japan this fall, for the rather cheap price of 2,980 yen tax included.
Only one player is supported, but offline leaderboards will be included in the package at release. Of course, no word of a western localization has been uttered, for the moment.
The game will be playable at Tokyo Game Show, alongside its bigger brother, Earth Defense Force 5.