The sequel to the cult hit Earth Defense Force 2017, Earth Defense Force: Insect Armageddon, is due out in the spring of 2011. We already brought you the information that a three player on-line co-op campaign would be available as well as a six player survivor mode. We now know that local split-screen co-op will be supported as well.
EDF 2017 was little charmer of a game with tons of explosions, a huge arsenal of weapons, destructible environments, a plethora of enemy cannon fodder, and giant bosses. You could enjoy the game with a friend via couch co-op. With over 50 levels to play and five difficulty settings there was plenty of replay value. Developer Vicious Cycle Software is taking over the reigns from Sandlot, and they look to be improving on the formula.
Some new features have been added,
Epic Battles Against Hordes of Insect and Giant Alien Robot Invaders – Players will face-off against non-stop swarms of attackers ranging from giant ants and spiders to robots standing more than 100 meters tall for the most outrageously destructive battles ever seen before.
Online and Local Co-op Campaign Mode –Players can jump into Campaign mode via online co-op or grab a friend and work together to battle through the alien and insect swarms for world supremacy!
Over 300 Weapons and Four Upgradeable Armor Types – Battle alongside an EDF squad through New Detroit armed with four upgradeable armor types and over 300 unique weapons including assault rifles, rocket launchers, energy weapons, sniper rifles and grenade launchers to repel the bug infestation from all enemy fronts.
Completely Destructible Environments – Do whatever it takes to defend the earth. Use mortars and grenades to tear down entire city blocks from skyscrapers down to hot dog stands as you try to keep the insect invasion from infesting New Detroit.
Six-Player Online Survival Mode Multiplayer Battle – Be victorious in an all-out fight to the finish in Survival Mode where up to six players are deployed to clash against an endless swarm of enemies that gets tougher with each wave.
Earth Defense Force: Insect Armageddon comes out spring, 2011, for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. The MSRP is $39.95.