Preview Earth Defense Force 6 Video Game for PS5 & Steam

By 11/17/2023 11:29:00 AM

During New York Comic Con, we met with the D3Publisher team to get a first look at upcoming video game Earth Defense Force 6, releasing in Spring 2024.

Note: I was invited as media for review purpose. However, any views expressed are always 100% my own.

While playing the game, we spoke with game producer Nobuyuki Okajima, who shared about updates to the game and gave my son some gaming tips.

A few things shared included

Nobuyuki Okajima: Earth Defense Force (EDF) was first was released in 2003, so right now it's 20th anniversary of this title.

EDF6 is a direct sequel of EDF5, which means this story is a continuation of that. So EDF6 ties up all the loose ends that EDF5 left for all the players. If you could play EDF5 first and then start playing EDF6, in terms of the story, it'll be a much better flow.

But even if you didn't play EDF5 and started on EDF6, you'll still be able to enjoy the game. It's just that you might miss some of the subtle story nuances that are connected EDF5.

Nobuyuki Okajima: These are direct replicas of the items in the game. This one heals you. This one gives you weapons. There's actually a total of more than a thousand types of weapons in this game.

So after you clear the mission, you will get extra loop. This one also gives you armor for your next mission and on. So these are basically buffs that lasts for the whole game.

Then while I watched, my son spent the next 20 mins game playing. While EDF6 is a a multiplayer game (play with up to 2 local players or 4 players in online co-op), for the demo it was setup as single player.

Our first thoughts after gaming?

We overall enjoyed the game play. The story is straightforward and the battle action intense. Blowing up giant bugs is always cool right? But the game also offers some cool gaming abilities and features.

We enjoyed our time with the D3Publisher team and can't wait for the full EDF6 video game release.

Earth Defense Force 6

D3Publisher Inc., will release Earth Defense Force 6 for PlayStation®5, PC via Steam in Spring 2024, and on Epic Games Store shortly thereafter.

Earth Defense Force 6 picks up three years after the events of Earth Defense Force 5 in the year 2027.

In the year 2025, humanity won the war against the unknown invaders known as “Primers”, and peace returned to the planet. As a result of the conflict, 90 percent of Earth’s population was destroyed, and civilization was on the brink of collapse.

The survivors continue their efforts to rebuild but threats to the world’s safety remain persistent. The Primers left behind many alien colonists and the two species have become increasingly hostile toward one another.

The number of invasive organisms nesting in the depths of the earth and its ruins continues to increase. The Earth Defense Force (EDF) is once again called upon to protect the planet from the aggressive extraterrestrial invaders and determine the true purpose of the giant ring-shaped object that has recently appeared in the sky.

EARTH DEFENSE FORCE 6 - Announcement Trailer

Earth Defense Force 6 Key Features

Choose A Class: The return of the Ranger, Air Raider, Wing Diver, and Fencer classes armed with new abilities and equipment, empowering players to defend Earth effectively against emerging threats.
Fight for the Planet: Defend Earth and engage in intense battles against a wide range of deadly alien creatures and use cunning strategies to emerge victorious and protect the planet.
Missions Galore: Features an enormous amount of new content, including hundreds of new missions, weapons, and more for players to discover.
Battle with Friends: Players can also enjoy two-player co-op with split-screen or online co-op with up to four players, ensuring an exciting gameplay experience.

The Earth Defense Force series has grown into a beloved and iconic saga, captivating players around the world with its exhilarating gameplay, memorable characters, and a relentless mission to defend our planet from extraterrestrial threats.

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