Earth Defense Force 5 Season Pass and Pre-Order Bonuses Revealed

September 20, 2017Written by Elizabeth Henges

EDF 5 Season Pass

D3 Publisher has announced the contents of the Earth Defense Force 5 Season Pass, as well as the various pre-order bonuses you’ll get from various retailers. Of course, please note that this is for the Japanese release of the the game, which is out December 7 on PlayStation 4 there. There’s a lot of cute bonuses to take a look at, though!

First, some details on the Season Pass, thanks to Gematsu:

Earth Defense Force 5 will have a Season Pass that grants buyers access to two large-scale add-ons due out at some point post-launch, D3 Publisher announced.

In addition to the large-scale add-ons, the Season Pass will include more than seven additional weapons that do not appear in the main story (weapons, vehicles, support equipment, etc.).

Users who purchase the Season Pass will also receive an Earth Defense Force 5 PlayStation 4 custom theme and the Ranger-exclusive “Decoy Launcher ‘Pale Wing’” for use in the game.

Ranger-exclusive “‘Decoy Launcher ‘Pale Wing’”

Equipment that deploys a human-like balloon. The balloon acts as a “decoy” to get the enemy’s attention. In order to make it difficult for enemies to figure out it is a decoy, the decoy employs mechanisms that make it even more human-like. By fine-tuning the air pressure in every part of the balloon, success has been achieved in moving the balloon.

All early buyers will get a code for the Air Raider-exclusive Combat Frame ‘Nyx’ Gold Coat:

A gold coated version of “Nyx,” a Combat Frame of which only few have been produced. It is coated in radar wave-reflecting gold paint, but it has not shown to have any practical effect on the battlefield. From its appearance, it looks to be a rare machine that was used by a commander or for ceremonial purposes.

Buyers from GEO will get a special weapon:

Wing Diver-exclusive “Star Burst”

A top-secret super weapon of the Earth Defense Force. It fires energy balls that remain stationary in the air and then continue to produce high-pressure plasma balls. The plasma balls are affected by gravity and fall to the ground.

Hold down the attack button to determine the direction you want to fire. Release the attack button to fire. By projecting from the air (since your speed at the time will influence the direction of fire), you can control the launch and trigger positions.

While customers of the D3P Web Shop with get two bonus decoy balloon sets (pictured above):

Bonus A: Ranger-Exclusive “Sing and Dance: Pure Decoy Launcher” Set

Bonus B: Ranger-Exclusive “Sing and Dance: Pure Decoy Launcher” Set

Equipment that deploys a human-like balloon. The balloon acts as a “decoy” to get the enemy’s attention.

The Pure Decoys are a super high-efficiency decoy, the development of which took a lot of time and money. In order to make it difficult for enemies to figure out it is a decoy, the decoy employs mechanisms that make it even more human-like. By fine-tuning the air pressure in every part of the balloon, success has been achieved in moving the balloon. It has a small speaker built-in, and can also sing and dance.

The Bonus A set will include eight Pure Decoy Launchers:

  • Pure Decoy Launcher “Amane”
  • Pure Decoy Launcher “Mio”
  • Pure Decoy Launcher “Yuki”
  • Pure Decoy Launcher “Riho”
  • Pure Decoy Launcher “Nao”
  • Pure Decoy Launcher “Airi”
  • Pure Decoy Launcher “Asuka”
  • Pure Decoy Launcher “Nonono”

 

The Bonus B set will include eight Pure Decoy Launchers:

  • Pure Decoy Launcher “Reika”
  • Pure Decoy Launcher “Mian”
  • Pure Decoy Launcher “Rui”
  • Pure Decoy Launcher “Mari”
  • Pure Decoy Launcher “Haruka”
  • Pure Decoy Launcher “Yuu”
  • Pure Decoy Launcher “Eru”
  • Pure Decoy Launcher “Receptionist”

Last but not least, those that go the digital route and purchase EDF 5 from the PlayStation Store will get a special weapon:

Wing Diver-exclusive weapon “Vulcania Cracker”

A top-secret super weapon of the Earth Defense Force. It fires energy balls that remain stationary in the air and then blow out into a countless number of light balls that attack enemies over a vast range. The light balls are affected by gravity and fall to the ground.

That’s a lot of bonuses to choose from!

Earth Defense Force 5 releases for PlayStation 4 on December 7 in Japan.

[Source: Gematsu]