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Earth Defense Force 5 will reach western markets this fall

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There will be standard and deluxe editions, but so far there's no word on a physical release.

Earth Defense Force 5, the next in the long-running series of games about humanity bravely coming together to blast hordes of alien invaders into oblivion, has been confirmed for western release. Publisher D3 Publisher anticipates the game will arrive in the US by year's end.

In the announcement, D3 Publisher outlined standard and deluxe digital editions, which are currently listed for pre-order on the PlayStation Store. You can spend $59.99 or $89.99, depending on just how much you love destroying obscene numbers of aliens.

New to Earth Defense Force 5 is a new type of "humanoid" alien, the Primer. You'll no doubt have to battle harder than ever before to successfully repel the hostile forces. The press release says the Primer "must be confronted by the player with courage and wisdom!"

Earth Defense Force 5 includes more content than ever, according to that same release, in the form of more than 100 new missions with five difficulty settings, more than 1,000 usable arms, the standard two-player co-op mode with split screen, and an online co-op option that lets as many as four players battle together.

The digital deluxe version, meanwhile, includes full access to all future DLC content for the game, exclusive missions, weapons, support arms and more. That's not very specific, but if you trust D3 Publisher and Sandlot to deliver, it's probably a risk worth taking. More information is also likely to be revealed later, closer to a more concrete launch date.

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Staff article by Jason Venter (August 30, 2018)

Jason Venter has been playing games for 30 years, since discovering the Apple IIe version of Mario Bros. in his elementary school days. Now he writes about them, here at HonestGamers and also at other sites that agree to pay him for his words.

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