EARTH DEFENSE FORCE: WORLD BROTHERS

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Save Our Digital Block Earth!

-A New Fight on a Square Earth
A new EDF adventure begins! Only this time, the action unfolds in a parallel world where the Earth is made of digital blocks. This world has befallen into chaos, as the once peaceful square Earth has been shattered into pieces. Shape aside, it is an Earth nonetheless which needs to be defended. It is now up to the EDF to restore peace to the square planet.

-Assemble Your Own Team
The Earth has been shattered into pieces. EDF soldiers are fighting desperately on their own in various countries around the world. Rescue these soldiers to have them join you, and assemble your own unique team. Each mission can be attempted with up to 4 teammates. Switch among your teammates as you go, making use of each character's unique traits which shall prove useful in battle at different times.

-Recruit Soldiers from Past EDF Games
Block versions of characters from every previous EDF release, from EDF1 ("Monster Attack") to "Earth Defense Force 5," and even the EDF spinoff releases, appear in the game. Also featured are a wide range of weapons and vehicles from past EDF releases. Series veterans will enjoy seeing these familiar characters and weapons, while those new to the series have the opportunity to be introduced to its rich history for the first time.

-Familiar Enemies
Enemies that invaded the Earth before make an appearance in this game, this time in block form.

-Online Co-Op & Local Multiplayer
This game supports up to 4-player online co-op, with each player joining the battle using their own team. Local network multiplayer is also supported on the Nintendo Switch™ version, allowing you to defend the Earth with your family and friends.

-Story
In a parallel world where the Earth is made of blocks, evil has befallen the otherwise peaceful planet.

Led by Dark Tyrant, several Motherships suddenly attacked the planet, shattering the Earth into pieces.

The Earth has been attacked by the Invaders, Ravagers, and Aggressors before...but the brave EDF soldiers have always joined together to defend the planet from these threats.

With the Earth shattered, EDF soldiers continue fighting on each of their pieces of the planet. But with no way to reach each other to deliver aid or food supplies, the planet remains in despair.

You must assume the role of Commander of the EDF and fight back. Find the EDF soldiers fighting around the planet, and begin a counteroffensive. Only a powerful team assembled by you can save our square Earth.

Early Purchase Bonus (by 2021/6/30 23:59:59):
-Ranger (EDF5), Sergeant Colors & Special Gear
-Fencer (EDF5), Grim Reaper Colors & Special Gear
-Wing Diver (EDF5), Spriggan Colors & Special Gear
-Ranger (EDF4), Omega Team Colors & Special Gear
-Prowl Rider (EDF: IR), KR Prototype & Special Gear
-Infantry (EDF3), Storm 1 Colors & Special Gear

*Early Purchase Bonus content subject to change without notice.

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Release date:
May 27, 2021
Players:
up to 4 players
Genre:
Action, Strategy, Party
Publisher:
D3 Publisher
Game file size:
6.0 GB
Supported Languages:
Japanese, Korean, Chinese, English
Supported Play Modes:
TV mode

TV mode

Tabletop mode

Tabletop mode

Handheld mode

Handheld mode

ESRB Rating:

Play online, access classic Super NES™ games, and more with a Nintendo Switch Online membership.

This game supports:

Game and DLC Bundle

EARTH DEFENSE FORCE: WORLD BROTHERS Deluxe Edition

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"EARTH DEFENSE FORCE: WORLD BROTHERS Deluxe Edition" includes the base game, and all additional DLC and DLC packs to be released for this game. Further details on DLC will be announced on the D3 official website and other media.

 

-A New Fight on a Square Earth

A new EDF adventure begins! Only this time, the action unfolds in a parallel world where the Earth is made of digital blocks. This world has befallen into chaos, as the once peaceful square Earth has been shattered into pieces. Shape aside, it is an Earth nonetheless which needs to be defended. It is now up to the EDF to restore peace to the square planet.

 

-Assemble Your Own Team

The Earth has been shattered into pieces. EDF soldiers are fighting desperately on their own in various countries around the world. Rescue these soldiers to have them join you, and assemble your own unique team. Each mission can be attempted with up to 4 teammates. Switch among your teammates as you go, making use of each character's unique traits which shall prove useful in battle at different times.

 

-Recruit Soldiers from Past EDF Games

Block versions of characters from every previous EDF release, from EDF1 ("Monster Attack") to  "Earth Defense Force 5," and even the EDF spinoff releases, appear in the game. Also featured are a wide range of weapons and vehicles from past EDF releases. Series veterans will enjoy seeing these familiar characters and weapons, while those new to the series have the opportunity to be introduced to its rich history for the first time.

 

-Familiar Enemies

Enemies that invaded the Earth before make an appearance in this game, this time in block form.

 

-Online Co-Op & Local Multiplayer

This game supports up to 4-player online co-op, with each player joining the battle using their own team. Local network multiplayer is also supported on the Nintendo Switch™ version, allowing you to defend the Earth with your family and friends.

 

-Story

In a parallel world where the Earth is made of blocks, evil has befallen the otherwise peaceful planet.

 

Led by Dark Tyrant, several Motherships suddenly attacked the planet, shattering the Earth into pieces.

 

The Earth has been attacked by the Invaders, Ravagers, and Aggressors before...but the brave EDF soldiers have always joined together to defend the planet from these threats.

 

With the Earth shattered, EDF soldiers continue fighting on each of their pieces of the planet. But with no way to reach each other to deliver aid or food supplies, the planet remains in despair.

 

You must assume the role of Commander of the EDF and fight back. Find the EDF soldiers fighting around the planet, and begin a counteroffensive. Only a powerful team assembled by you can save our square Earth.

 

Early Purchase Bonus (by 2021/6/30 23:59:59):

-Ranger (EDF5), Sergeant Colors & Special Gear

-Fencer (EDF5), Grim Reaper Colors & Special Gear

-Wing Diver (EDF5), Spriggan Colors & Special Gear

-Ranger (EDF4), Omega Team Colors & Special Gear

-Prowl Rider (EDF: IR), KR Prototype & Special Gear

-Infantry (EDF3), Storm 1 Colors & Special Gear

-Additional Character: Riho Futaba, Original Blue Swimsuit

-Additional Character: Riho Futaba, Classic Hostess Costume

-Additional Character: Riho Futaba, Cool Summer Outfit

-Additional Character: Riho Futaba, Merry Santa Costume

 

*Early Purchase Bonus content subject to change without notice. 

DLC Packs

EARTH DEFENSE FORCE: WORLD BROTHERS_SEASON PASS

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Purchase this Season Pass/Bundle to receive the following DLC at a reduced price.

 

●Additional Character & Special Gear

①The Legendary Mr. Y, Reborn as "Mecha Yuki" After His Acid Incident!?

②Hostess Setsu from Dream Club, Giving the EDF a Try!?

③Hostess Mian from Dream Club, Giving the EDF a Try!?

④Hostess ILI from Dream Club, Giving the EDF a Try!?

⑤Aya, the Calm Big Sister Swordswoman from "OneeChanbara"

⑥Saki, the Crazed Little Sister Swordswoman from "OneeChanbara"

⑦Colonist: "We'll Help, If It Means Saving the Planet"!?

⑧Cosmonaut: "We'll Take the Planet As Is"!

⑨Collector's Set of Various Character Versions

 

●Additional Mission Pack

*released by June,10th. 

Individual DLC

Additional Mission Pack: Another ResCUBE

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This is an additional mission pack featuring new enemies that do not appear in the base game.

Contains over 10 advanced missions designed for elite soldiers. That long-awaited creepy-crawly enemy that EDF enlistees were waiting for is finally here. These missions are pretty tough, so be sure you've built enough confidence and have completed missions in the base game on a high difficulty level before attempting. Also contains new weapons.

 

-Another ResCUBE: Prologue-

In 2020, Dark Tyrant and 6 Motherships began an attack on the Earth.

The Motherships all attacked at once, and tore the planet into pieces.

After an intense battle, the Brothers & Sisters, led by the Commander, successfully defeated Dark Tyrant.

The planet was restored, but the EDF's work was not done yet. They continued battling the invading forces in each of their native lands.

 

But then... 

Something happened.

In 2021, another disaster occurred. A distress call was received from the UK. Many never-before-seen enemies emerged.

And once again, the planet was torn apart...

Saki, the Crazed Little Sister Swordswoman from "OneeChanbara"

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Saki, the crazed swordswoman from the zombie-infested world of "OneeChanbara," is here and ready to fight using her super long katana and acrobatics. Like her big sister Aya, she usually spends her time exterminating zombies, but she couldn't sit idly by while the Earth was in pieces. She may appear less "herself" here compared to her appearance in the "round" world, but that's to be expected in a world without curves. For her SP Move, she uses her family's Baneful blood to temporarily boost her attack power and become invincible. Now, THIS is truly Baneful power.

Hostess Mian from Dream Club, Giving the EDF a Try!?

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This hostess was chosen to join the fight from "Dream Club," a club for adults that can only be joined by those with a pure heart. The most aloof hostess at Dream Club, Mian appears to have reluctantly agreed to help defend the Earth. Always depending on others, for her Ability she sets down an automated laser turret, and for her SP Move she requests an explosive shooting star attack. For her weapon, she uses a devastating laser cannon that appeared in the EDF: IR world. The longer you fire it, the stronger it gets, and at maximum output it can deliver some ruinous results. Now, THIS is pure power.

Hostess ILI from Dream Club, Giving the EDF a Try!?

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This allows you to use a special character and that character's weapon.

 

This hostess was chosen to join the fight from "Dream Club," a club for adults that can only be joined by those with a pure heart. ILI, an autonomous android who for some reason works at Dream Club, apparently wants to prove her true potential by saving the Earth. Despite being an android, performance-wise she is comparable to a human. With her innocent heart (AI?), she would never shoot beams from her eyes, or do anything of that sort. But hoping to find batteries, she was coaxed into joining the EDF and modded into a tool of destruction: for her Ability she can float in midair, and for her SP Move she causes javelins to rain from the sky. Although she really only needs manganese batteries to function, for her weapon she's been equipped with a massive automatic shotgun paired with a reflector shield. Now, THIS is pure power.

Hostess Setsu from Dream Club, Giving the EDF a Try!?

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This hostess was chosen to join the fight from "Dream Club," a club for adults that can only be joined by those with a pure heart. The rambunctious Setsu (or "Setsu-Chan") is known as the "fierce tiger" of Dream Club. She boiled with rage on hearing the planet is in trouble, and jumped at the opportunity to help. For her Ability, she sets up a bear-shaped power spot which further amplifies her fighting spirit. For her SP Move, she freezes the enemies by making a brisk snow fall from above. Her unlikely weapon is a portable railgun that needs to be charged to fire. Though it may not seem so at first, this is truly pure power to the extreme.

Colonist: "We'll Help, If It Means Saving the Planet"!?

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The Colonists who invaded the planet in "Earth Defense Force 5" have rushed to join the fight. Why would a previous enemy join the EDF in defending the Earth? The answer to that question will be clear when you reach the end of this game, so we wouldn't want to put any spoilers here. Let's just say that yesterday's foes are today's friends. And they look just like us humans! (Ribbit.) Anyway, let's put aside our differences for now and fight together!

Cosmonaut: "We'll Take the Planet As Is"!

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This allows you to use a special character and that character's weapon.

The Cosmonauts who had invaded the planet in "Earth Defense Force 5" have rushed to join the fight. Why would a previous enemy join the EDF in defending the Earth? The answer to that question will be clear when you reach the end of this game, so we wouldn't want to put any spoilers here. Let's just say that yesterday's foes are today's friends. They don't bear the slightest resemblance to us humans, but there's nothing more beautiful than mutual understanding. Isn't it heartwarming when former enemies join forces to defeat a shared threat?

Aya, the Calm Big Sister Swordswoman from "OneeChanbara"

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Aya, the calm and composed swordswoman from the zombie-infested world of "OneeChanbara," has joined the fight, wearing not only her trademark 10-gallon hat and bikini, but also with a katana as her weapon. Usually focused on exterminating zombies, she has decided to break from her normal routine and use her sword-wielding expertise to help save the Earth. She may appear less "herself" here compared to her appearance in the "round" world, but that's to be expected in a world without curves. For her SP Move, she unleashes her powerful "Xtasy Combination," which feels as good as the name suggests when it hits.

The Legendary Mr. Y, Reborn as "Mecha Yuki" After His Acid Incident!?

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There was once a soldier who defended the Earth valiantly against the Invaders until he was defeated. Half of his body was covered in lethal acid before he spoke his final word. Who was this word meant for? His family? A friend? Or perhaps, a lover? No...he must have been speaking to the soldiers entrusted with the fate of the Earth. But this was in another world, on a round planet. In this square Earth, he has returned to the battlefield, the majority of his body now mechanized using the latest technology. And in his hand? An Acid Gun...

Collector's Set of Various Character Versions

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This allows you to use a special character and that character's weapon below:

①Ranger (EDF5), Sergeant Colors & Special Gear Ver.1.01

②Fencer (EDF5), Grim Reaper Colors & Special Gear Ver.1.01

③Wing Diver (EDF5), Spriggan Colors & Special Gear Ver.1.01

④Ranger (EDF4), Omega Team Colors & Special Gear Ver.1.01

⑤Prowl Rider (EDF: IR), KR Prototype & Special Gear Ver.1.01