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Earth Defense Force: Insect Armageddon Goes Gold; Pre-Order Bonus Details

Celebrate Freedom During the Fourth of July Weekend and Then Save the Earth From the Insect Invasion on July 5th as Earth Defense Force: Insect Armageddon Goes Gold For Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 system.

LOS ANGELES - June 14, 2011 - The insects have set their targets on planet Earth as D3Publisher today announced that Earth Defense Force: Insect Armageddon has gone gold and will launch on July 5th in North America for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system at the suggested retail price of $39.95. In Earth Defense Force: Insect Armageddon, thousands of giant insects and aliens once again ravage the earth, and only the Earth Defense Force can stop them. Create a squad of up to three players in co-op play using any four upgradeable armor types and destroy these monsters at all costs, even if it means turning entire city blocks into rubble with a selection of over 300 weapons.

Earth Defense Force: Insect Armageddon is under development by Vicious Cycle and is rated “T” (Teen - Animated Blood, Mild Language, Mild Suggestive Themes and Violence) by the ESRB. For more information on Earth Defense Force: Insect Armageddon, please visit and find Earth Defense Force: Insect Armageddon on Facebook at

About Earth Defense Force: Insect Armageddon

Taking place in the fictional city of New Detroit, Earth Defense Force: Insect Armageddon for Xbox 360 and the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system is a completely new game developed by Vicious Cycle that follows in the footsteps of Earth Defense Force 2017 (Japanese Title “Earth Defense Force 3″ developed by Sandlot). Insect Armageddon continues to follow the rich history of hardcore fun and addictive gameplay that made the franchise a cult classic.

Insect Armageddon also adds a new aspect to the Earth Defense Force series that was born in Japan, with additional elements for all EDF soldiers to experience. Players can now participate in Campaign mode via online co-op for up to three players, or grab a friend and play in split-screen against the insects and aliens across a completely destructible city. Every EDF soldier can collect over 300 weapons and can choose from four upgradeable armor sets including the vaunted Jet Armor for battles on the ground and in the air. Players will engage in nonstop arcade action that is the fastest and deadliest in the series against a seemingly unstoppable swarm of insects and giant alien invaders.

In addition, the game also features a six player Survival mode that pits a human squad against a nonstop onslaught of the largest enemies the aliens have to offer. New Detroit’s giant bug problem is unavoidable, and mankind’s last hope lies with the Earth Defense Force. Defend the world from the insect invasion, even if it means blowing up the entire city as part of the extermination process.

As an additional bonus, D3Publisher is offering two exclusive downloadable content (DLC) weapons packs as pre-order promotions from retailers Best Buy and GameStop:

  • “Death From Above,” available exclusively with pre-orders at Best Buy, gives players the Jet Armor Pack which includes fifteen of the game’s most powerful weapons in one supply drop! (Your readers will be able to order EDFIA with this great bonus content via closer to launch)
  • “Pounds of Pain,” available exclusively with pre-orders at GameStop, gives players the Battle Armor Weapons Pack which features fifteen brutal weapons designed to bury the enemy underground. (Your readers can pre-order EDFIA with the bonus content from GameStop here:

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Posted by: Redeema
Date: June 14, 2011

Categories: Xbox 360 News, PlayStation 3 News, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, News

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