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Earth Defense Force 2025 Gets a North American Release Date of February 18th, DLC Dated

January 22, 2014 Written by Jason Dunning

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Almost immediately after our interview with D3 about Earth Defense Force 2025, the publisher has given the game, which has now gone gold, a release date of February 18th in North America. Foregoing the usual $59.99 price tag, you can expect to grab it for $49.95.

If you want to pre-order the game, Amazon has it for $43.19 and includes a weapon pack with the Volatile Napalm Discharge Device, and the Pure Decoy Launcher. Or you can get it from GameStop for $49.99 where the pre-order bonus is the BM03 Vegalta Gold and Pure Decoy Launcher [Setsu].

Along with this announcement, D3 also confirmed the DLC packs you can expect for the game in the weeks following its release:

  • Special Ops (February 18th) – Includes 5 new missions for $2.99.
  • Mutant Rampage (February 25th) – Includes 20 new missions for $8.99.
  • Beyond Despair (March 11th) – Includes 20 new missions for $8.99

Earth Defense Force 2025 is rated Mature, with this as the rating summary:

This is a third-person shooter in which players assume the role of military soldiers defending cities from giant insects and aliens. Players use lasers, machine guns, turrets, and rockets launchers to destroy alien robots, spacecraft and creatures (e.g., ants, spiders, dragons). Players can also use jet packs, tanks, and helicopters to fight enemies in frenetic combat. Battles are accompanied by realistic gunfire and large explosions. Large splashes of red blood frequently appear when creatures are hit and when human characters are attacked.

Will you be picking up EDF next month? Let us know in the comments below.