Two More Earth Defense Force Games Are Firing Onto Switch Later This Year

Earth Defense Force 2: Invaders from Planet Space

Switch owners will be treated to not one, not two, but three games from D3 Publisher’s third-person shooter series Earth Defense Force this year, it’s been revealed.

As reported by Weekly Famitsu, both Earth Defense Force 2: Invaders from Planet Space and Earth Defense Force 2017 are headed to Switch in Japan, joining the already announced Earth Defense Force: World Brothers. The former is launching on 15th July, while the latter is planned for an autumn release (thanks, Gematsu).

Both of these newly-revealed titles will reportedly feature ‘similar specifications’ to the versions previously released on PS Vita; both games originally launched on home consoles in the 2000s before getting the remake treatment on Vita several years later. As fans of the series will know, each game has players taking on the role of an Earth Defence Force soldier during an alien invasion.

A western release for these new Switch versions is yet to be confirmed, but here’s hoping for more on that soon. New title, Earth Defense Force: World Brothers, already has a May release date locked in for Europe and North America.