Earth Defense Force: Insect Armageddon Trailer, Game Features and Screen Shots

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Today we have a brief trailer for the upcoming sequel Earth Defense Force: Insect Armageddon. In the trailer we see the effects of the brand new pesticide gun, namely…it kills bugs. Fast. We’re really looking forward to this one and really did enjoy the first in the series (lousy achievements and all.)

Earth Defense Force 2017 has long been an under-appreciated game. Well, more of a cult classic really. Which is to say it could never dream of hitting the numbers that most triple-A titles see, but that didn’t keep it from being a hell of a lot of fun. And for bargain-basement prices, no less.

As you can no doubt tell from the screen shots, Insect Armageddon looks more than a little bit prettier than its older sibling. What you can’t tell from these static screens is that the animations have also seen a significant improvement. Every mobile object, from the EDF troopers and giant spiders to the massive robots and crumbling buildings, has a conceivable weight to it. While that may not seem like a big deal, those of us who’ve spent countless hours fighting through Inferno Mode know just how huge it is. Basically, everything in EDF 2017 looked like it was running on a treadmill in space. It’s all much more polished in Insect Armageddon.

Weapons are a bit more varied and numerous (300+) wow !. Levels have been balanced with length in mind, so no more hour-long romps through maze-like ant tunnels followed by a minute-long standoff with a few big machines. Achievements don’t suck anymore, as not only are there more than just a handful this time around, but they’re actually attainable. The controls feel tighter. The vehicle count has been cut down, but what remains should actually be drivable. Nests now have to be destroyed by planting a bomb on them (by holding Y/Triangle), rather than by simply shooting them. The list just goes on and on.

I can imagine the 2017 fans must be gritting their teeth by now as all of the polish and additions could make it seem like Insect Armageddon may have lost that “magic” that made the last release so much fun. Well fret not. I can definitively say that Insect Armageddon is every bit as chaotic, insane and downright fun as everybody’s favorite budget title. In fact, it’s even better. Inferno Mode is back. It still offers 2-player split screen co-op, but it also includes online 3-player co-op, and a 6-player Survival Mode. Fallen teammates can be revived a few times before it’s Game Over. And while it wasn’t definitively confirmed, we were told there’s the possibility of DLC in the future.

Some of the Best Screen Shots !

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