Sunnyvale, CA – Aug. 30, 2018 – D3 Publisher Inc., a leading games publisher, announced today that the latest title in the beloved Earth Defense Force series, Earth Defense Force 5, will release for western markets this fall. Following a successful launch in Japan, Earth Defense Force 5 finds players taking up arms to defend Earth against a hostile alien invasion. In addition to hordes of alien insect invaders the series is famous for, the next installment in the fan favorite franchise also introduces a series-first with new humanoid aliens from the mysterious planet, Primer. Join the elite ranks of the EDF for an all-out war to protect peace on Earth – and overcome the depths of despair of a world under siege with wisdom, courage, and fellow comrades.

Both the Standard Edition and Deluxe Edition of Earth Defense Force 5 are available to pre-order now on the PlayStation Store. Loaded with extras perfect for both seasoned EDF veterans and newcomers to the series, the digital Deluxe Edition includes full access to all future DLC content, exclusive missions, weapons, support arms, and more.

Watch the latest Earth Defense Force 5 trailer here:

Earth Defense Force 5 Key Features:

  • The EDF Deploys!
    • Join the ranks of the EDF in an all-out war to protect peace on Earth against a relentless alien invasion
  • A Mysterious New Alien Race
    • Joining the hordes of giant insect invaders the EDF series is famous for, comes a brand-new humanoid alien race joining the siege on Earth. The battle with this hyper intelligent enemy brings unprecedented depths of despair and must be confronted by the player with courage and wisdom!
  • More Content than Ever!
    • Over 100 new missions with five difficulty settings
    • Over 1,000 usable arms
    • Two-player co-op with split-screen
    • Online co-op with up to four players

To stay up to date on the latest regarding Earth Defense Force 5, please visit the official English website and follow the EDF team on Twitter @EDF_OFFICIAL_EN.

About D3 Publisher, Inc.: D3 Publisher, a member of BANDAI NAMCO, is a Japanese video game publisher. Established in 1992, the company has published console and mobile/online games from some of the industries most beloved franchises and series, including Earth Defense Force, Onechanbara, the Simple series, and more. Following a successful launch in Japan, D3 Publisher will bring Earth Defense Force 5 to western audiences in 2018. For more information, visit

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