Co-Optimus – News – Earth Defense Force 2 for Nintendo Switch is coming to Japan this week


It was not so long ago that Earth Defense Force: Brothers of the World arrived and wowed us with its wild mix of characters and elements from previous EDF games. Players will soon have the chance to experience classic EDF action firsthand when the aptly named Earth Defense Force 2 for Nintendo Switch arrives July 15th. The only catch is that this is a Japanese version, with an English version likely to be announced in the future.

Earth Defense Force 2 for Switch will be a slightly improved port of Earth Defense Force 2: Space invaders, a formerly PlayStation Vita-exclusive remake of the original PlayStation 2 game. The Switch game features three playable classes: Ranger, Pale Wing (Wing Diver) and Air Raider. There are 78 missions and five difficulty levels to complete, with a mission completion percentage shared between single-player and co-op games.

Earth Defense Force 2 may seem like a dated game to reissue given that Earth Defense Force 6 is coming sometime next year, but FED 2 is a pretty special installment. Not only did it introduce the Pale Wing / Wing Diver – many fans’ favorite playable class, it also used a very specific B-movie art style that wasn’t replicated in any of the sequels. For example, FED 2 introduces several cool enemy types like walkers (Darogas), pillbugs, and centipedes that have recently appeared in EDF: Brothers of the World. It is important to know your roots, players!

Pre-order bonus trailer

Earth Defense Force 2 for Nintendo Switch offers online cooperation and 4-player wireless LAN. Unfortunately, no split-screen features were announced – a real missed opportunity to make this the final version. FED 2 Release. A possible English release is likely, but you can also import the game from retailers like Play-Asia ($ 37 shipped) or digitally from Nintendo (use this guide). We’ll have prints for you when my pre-ordered copy arrives.

A Switch version of Earth Defense Force 2017, the third game in the series, has also been announced for a Japanese release this fall.

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