Players across the globe can square-off against invaders to restore a shattered “Voxel Earth” from many pieces back to one peace. Following a successful launch in Japan on December 24, 2020, EDF fans and new players alike will be able to enlist in Earth Defense Force: World Brothers as it launches with English voice and subtitles across global markets this spring, and for the first time ever in the Earth Defense Force series, the Earth Defense Force will deploy on the Nintendo Switch system, as well as the newly added PC platform via Steam and the PlayStation 4 computer entertainment system.
Since the worldwide reveal during the special livestream event at Tokyo Game Show 2020, Earth Defense Force: World Brothers is taking a completely different look from the rest of the Earth Defense Force series with its new 3D voxel art style. Fans of Earth Defense Force can expect an Earth Defense Force game packed with a ton of content from every main game in the Earth Defense Force series, including weapons, historic soldier classes and enemies, in addition to brand-new ones for players to mix and match their teams of four.
For new players unfamiliar with the Earth Defense Force series, they can look forward to defeating gigantic enemies, from insects to robots and aliens, all composed of 3D pixels and access to a large arsenal of weapons and soldier classes; each class can maximize their unique abilities to lay waste on their enemies in Earth Defense Force: World Brothers. The popular third-person shooter series’ exciting debut in a brand-new market aims to create a fun, new appearance, and gameplay experience for both EDF fans and new recruits alike.
Though players can save the world in the Earth Defense Force: World Brothers campaign solo with AI teammates, they can also enlist with friends in four-player online co-op play on each platform; however, the game does not support cross-platform play. Players can also look forward to playing offline with two-player split-screen on the PlayStation 4 system and four-player LAN co-op on the Nintendo Switch system, which requires players and their friends to each have their own Nintendo Switch and copy of Earth Defense Force: World Brothers.
-A New Fight on a Square Earth
A new EDF adventure begins! Only this time, the action unfolds in a parallel world where the Earth is made of digital blocks. This world has befallen into chaos, as the once peaceful square Earth has been shattered into pieces. Shape aside, it is an Earth nonetheless which needs to be defended. It is now up to the EDF to restore peace to the square planet.
-Assemble Your Own Team
The Earth has been shattered into pieces. EDF soldiers are fighting desperately on their own in various countries around the world. Rescue these soldiers to have them join you, and assemble your own unique team. Each mission can be attempted with up to 4 teammates. Switch among your teammates as you go, making use of each character's unique traits which shall prove useful in battle at different times.
-Recruit Soldiers from Past EDF Games
Block versions of characters from every previous EDF release, from EDF1 ("Monster Attack") to "Earth Defense Force 5," and even the EDF spinoff releases, appear in the game. Also featured are a wide range of weapons and vehicles from past EDF releases. Series veterans will enjoy seeing these familiar characters and weapons, while those new to the series have the opportunity to be introduced to its rich history for the first time.
Enemies that invaded the Earth before make an appearance in this game, this time in block form.
This game supports up to 4-player online co-op, with each player joining the battle using their own team.
In a parallel world where the Earth is made of blocks, evil has befallen the otherwise peaceful planet.
Led by Dark Tyrant, several Motherships suddenly attacked the planet, shattering the Earth into pieces.
The Earth has been attacked by the Invaders, Ravagers, and Aggressors before...but the brave EDF soldiers have always joined together to defend the planet from these threats.
With the Earth shattered, EDF soldiers continue fighting on each of their pieces of the planet. But with no way to reach each other to deliver aid or food supplies, the planet remains in despair.
You must assume the role of Commander of the EDF and fight back. Find the EDF soldiers fighting around the planet, and begin a counteroffensive. Only a powerful team assembled by you can save our square Earth.