Blocky Bug Bustin’

Get set for the extra lovable little invasion you ever did see, as D3 Publisher, in affiliation with Yuke’s, has lastly introduced a western localization for the most recent, pint-sized entry within the EDF franchise: Earth Defense Force: World Brothers, which will launch on PS4, PC, and Nintendo Switch on May 27.

Released in Japan again in December 2020, EDF: World Brothers options the standard, chaotic, insect-invasion motion that may be a trademark of the franchise, solely this time stylized in super-cute voxel graphics. Players construct a crew of comical customizable characters, earlier than heading into battle in opposition to spiders, ants, wasps, frogs, and different cubic critters laying waste to the foremost cities of “Voxel Earth”… which itself can also be only a large ol’ dice.

While the EDF franchise is not more likely to win any medals for reinvention anytime quickly, World Brothers is a really enjoyable new take on the sequence “fire-and-forget” motion. The spin-off title helps two-player split-screen and four-player on-line, and options over 100 unlockable soldier sorts, from Gothic Lolita maids to clowns, Godzilla cosplayers, and every thing in-between. And talking of the King of the Monsters, be careful for some actually towering boss characters, prepared and raring to smash you again into itty-bitty items.