PS4 Exclusive Earth Defense Force: Iron Rain Launches Today
The Earth Defense Force series has made a resurgence in the west over the past couple of months. Yuke’s and D3 Publisher brought Earth Defense Force 5 for PS4 west in December 2018, and today the pair have released the more western focused Earth Defense Force: Iron Rain exclusively for PS4 as well. To accompany this announcement, a launch trailer for the game was released and the creator of the series put out a statement that puts the release of Earth Defense Force: Iron Rain in perspective.
As you can see, the launch trailer mainly highlights the intense action and graphical improvements following the switch to Unreal Engine 4 with this title. Overall, Earth Defense Force: Iron Rain expands the gear and technology at players’ disposal with an in-depth customization system. The game also features four classes and introduces a new faction called the Kindred Rebellion.
The release of Earth Defense Force: Iron Rain is significant for D3 Publisher, so Series Creator and Producer at D3 Publisher Nobuyuki Okajima reflected on its release. “On behalf of D3 Publisher and creators, I would like to thank EDF fans around the world for their continued support. With Earth Defense Force: Iron Rain, we wanted to create an EDF experience that can be enjoyed by both newcomers and veterans alike – and hope everyone enjoys the next chapter in the fight to save our mother Earth!” Okajima-san said.
This more accessible and “western” style seems to be reflected in the general visual design, the Mercenary multiplayer mode, and the fact that Earth Defense Force: Iron Rain is being released simultaneously worldwide, whereas previous titles were usually released in Japan first before coming westward. You can check some screenshots that accompanied the game’s launch below. Earth Defense Force: Iron Rain is now available for PS4.