It’s natural to worry about the new Earth Defense Force game, Insect Armageddon. D3 has taken the series away from developer Sandlot and handed it to a Western team, its own Vicious Cycle, best known for the Matt Hazard series. However — and this works out in the new game’s favor — the EDF games were never technically good to start with. So if Vicious Cycle designed it too well, it would feel inauthentic.
So far, it seems that the team has been good to the source material, making worthwhile changes and keeping what works, all in an engine that can actually keep up.
D3Publisher has announced Earth Defense Force: Insect Armageddon for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 for release in Spring 2011.
“Players take on the role of the world’s elite soldiers, who will engage in nonstop bug filled arcade action with over 150 weapons and four upgradeable armor sets.”
This new title will be developed by Vicious Cycle Software (Matt Hazard series), which is wholly owned by D3Publisher. The original Earth Defense Force 2017 was released in the US in March 2007 for the Xbox 360 and was developed by the Japanese company SANDLOT.
Insect Armageddon will also include a “six-player Survival mode that pits a human squad against a nonstop onslaught of the largest enemies” as well as three-player online co-op for the ga…
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