Earlier this year, publisher D3 announced the latest entry in the Earth Defense Force franchise, Earth Defense Force 4. Series fans remained hopeful that the game would come stateside, and now D3 can confirm that Earth Defense Force 4 will indeed launch in North America.
Retitled as Earth Defense Force 2025, PS3 and Xbox 360 owners can expect the game to release in 2013. No PC version has been confirmed, though 2011's Earth Defense Force: Insect Armageddon did recieve a PC port no too long after launch. 2025 marks a return for developer Sandlot Games, who did not develop the last game in the series.
D3 hasn't revealed much on the new game, other than it will come packed with more levels, new guns and new vehicles. Oh, and there will also be four-player multiplayer, a first for the series. EDF: IA featured three-player co-op campaign as well as a six-player survival mode, so we're hoping both will make their return.
Earth Defense Force: 2025 isn't the only EDF title launching in 2013, however, as Earth Defense Force 2017: Portable lands on the PlayStation Vita in February.