Earth Defense Force X (360) coming to North America!

Japanese publisher D3 has been furiously churning out titles in its Simple 2000 budget series for a long time now. While the majority of the games are considered to be pretty poor, every once in awhile a gem comes along. Such was the case with their second Chikyuu Boueigun title for PS2, which was actually developed by Sandlot, the studio responsible for Robotic Alchemic Drive and the recently released Chou Soujuu Mecha MG for DS. Earth Defense Force 2, as it's called in English, became a huge hit with importers, because despite its low price and budget, it contained a high amount of genuine fun. That fun came in the form of defending the earth against swarms of giant bugs, either as a one-man line of defense or with a co-op partner. Like a cheesy fun B-rated sci-fi movie, really.

Fast-forward to today. The third EDF title will be released in Japan in one week on the Xbox 360. It recently received a solid 30/40 from Famitsu, and once again, there are a lot of people looking to import it.

Well, it looks like that won't be necessary. The North American branch of D3 has announced that it will be publishing EDF 3 here in spring 2007, under the title Earth Defense Force X. No word yet on whether it will be a budget release or a full-priced game.

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THAMMER16396d ago

I can not wait to rent this games.


Earth Defense Force 2017 Launch Trailer HD

Battle the aliens that do not come in peace...but in a mother ship.

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Earth Defense Force 2017 Media

Teamxbox brings you new movies and 10 screenshots of this upcoming japanese title.

Earth Defense Force 2017 lands players on the front lines of an onslaught of extraterrestrial invaders, with non-stop swarms of hundreds of enemies on screen at once. Gamers aren't alone. Not only do they have more than 150 weapon variations to choose from-including assault rifles, rocket launchers and flamethrowers-but they have the support of AI-controlled Earth Defense Force teammates who battle beside them throughout the game.

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no_more_heroes6341d ago

all they need to do is fix some of the animations, some collision detection problems and they'd have a decent $40 game.


Earth Defense Force X Gameplay Video 3

Perhaps the most on screen action ever in a game!

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shotty6393d ago

War of the World but with more monters.

MadMax6393d ago

Ive been hearing about this game and they better bring it to the U.S and not just for Japan. Its supposed to be killer and from what ive seen so far it looks to be just one of those games you have to own!

FirstknighT6393d ago (Edited 6393d ago )

Its nice to see that Microsoft is finally stepping up in the Japanese market with games they actually want! Blue Dragon is out, this game is about to come out, and Lost Planet is a month away! Microsoft is definatly stepping up their game! Good Job!

death monk6393d ago

I thought I kept hearing from the Sony camp that this much stuff couldn't happen onscreen at once on the 360.

highps36393d ago

I dont see whats going on? Looks like a real big mess if you ask me.

Who is this marketed towards?

Looks like Saints Row with a different theme.

Its a 360 game so expect big disappoint, lag, a patch, and of course this should make a few more consoles die.

Not impressed. This is coming out AFTER gears?

death monk6393d ago

I never said it looked the greatest, although some of the metal reflections looked nice. I said that people were saying that much action couldn't happen on the 360 at once. Graphics wise it looks about the same as Warhawk. The main character could use a little work though. Obviously not every game is going to look as good as Gears of War because not every studio, especially small Japanese studios, have the money to put into the projects.

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