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Earth Defense Force: Iron Rain released for PlayStation 4

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Japanese publisher, D3 Publisher Inc., has announced that Earth Defense Force: Iron Rain for PlayStation 4. Iron Rain is the latest chapter in the long-running series. Players will find new territory, the newly added character customization system, brand new characters and all-new advanced gear, tech and weaponry as they try to save the citizens of Earth.

Earth Defense Force: Iron Rain is $60 for the STandard Edition or $90 for the Ultimate Edition. Both are available on the PlayStation 4. Each comes with its own set of in-game perks including customized costumes, enhanced weapons and more.


Twelve years have been passed since mankind’s first encounter with the alien “Aggressor” invasion that devastated planet Earth. In this time of great despair, the battle to free mankind from the Aggressor’s extended assault continues in Earth Defense Force: Iron Rain.
Developed by YUKE’s with the Unreal Engine 4, Earth Defense Force: Iron Rain is the best-looking EDF to date. Players will see and feel the difference with an overwhelming number of on-screen invaders raining down from the sky in over 50 intense, story driven missions.
  • 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.