Publisher D3 has announced its latest entry into the Earth Defense Force series. Iron Rain, released exclusively on PlayStation 4, offers players the opportunity to dive back into the beloved series. This newest entry picks up 12 years after Earth’s initial encounter with the Alien “Aggressor” invasion. Players will face off against overwhelming odds and must master four soldier classes if they hope to survive. Built on the Unreal Engine 4, Iron Rain is hands down the best looking title in the EDF series to date offering the latest in visuals.
D3 and developer Yuke highlighted just a few of the features in their press briefing for players to look forward to:
- Master Four Soldier Classes: Thanks to advances in “PA-Gear” technology, the EDF are on more equal footing with the “Aggressors.” These powered exoskeleton suits can be customized with hundreds of weapon, armament, and item loadout combinations with four unique soldier classes, each with their own critical Over Drive ability to change the tide of battle, including the Trooper, Jet Lifter, Heavy Striker, and most notably, the brand-new Prowl Rider.
- Multiplayer: Staying true to the series’ roots in arcade action, both online and local multiplayer split-screen modes are available. Online supports up to six player co-op – and the new Mercenary mode, which finds teams competing for Energy Gems hosts up to 8 players.
- Character customization: For the first time in the series, players will step into the boots of Closer, a decorated war hero who awakens from a seven-year coma. Players can customize his or her appearances before diving into the game’s character driven campaign.
The game is already out on PlayStation 4 and players can purchase the game in two different formats. The Earth Defense Force: Iron Rain Standard Edition will offer players the base game while the Ultimate Edtion also throws all post-launch Add-ons as well as purchaser Exclusives. For more information on the latest entry in the EDF series be sure to head on over to the official site. Check out our review to learn more!