D3Publisher Releases Two Weapons Packs for Earth Defense Force®: Insect Armageddon™ Featuring 15 Weapons for In-game C

August 9, 2011

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D3Publisher (D3P) today announced two weapons packs now available for Earth Defense Force: Insect Armageddon (EDF) for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system.  The downloadable content (DLC) features the Pounds of Pain! The EDF Battle Armor Weapons Pack, and the Death From Above! The EDF Jet Armor Weapons Pack and each one is available for a price of 240 Microsoft Points ($3) through the Xbox LIVE® online entertainment network and for $2.99 through PlayStation®Network for the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system.  Earth Defense Force: Insect Armageddon shipped to retailers last month and was named “Game of the Month – July 2011”, by Games Radar.

The Pounds of Pain! The EDF Battle Armor Weapons Pack features a total of 15 exclusive brutal weapons designed to send those bugs 6 feet under!  The pack will equip EDF’s customizable Battle Armor with eight new weapons including the C9 Turnburl x Shotgun and Brux Fab Chowbrow Grenade Launcher that promises to obliterate insects upon impact.  In addition, the Trooper and Tactical Armors receive exclusive upgrades of their own including the RLF -17 Floorboard Rocket Launcher and the VanSnaster SpreadBurst Assault Rifle.

The Death From Above! The EDF Jet Armor Weapons Pack includes 15 of the EDF’s most powerful weaons in one supply drop.  The Weapons Kit will equip EDF’s flying Jet Armor set with eight exclusive weapons including the Plantain Ind. Torchee Sniper Rifle and Brewbreaux 08b-m Missile Launcher.  In addition, Trooper and Tactical Armors also receive an exclusive set of upgrades including the El Gigante Rocket Launcher and the Wallagis 1776 L Missile Launcher.

Earth Defense Force: Insect Armageddon is developed by Vicious Cycle and is rated “T” (Teen – Animated Blood, Mild Language, Mild Suggestive Themes and Violence) by the ESRB.  To find out more about Earth Defense Force: Insect Armageddon , please visit www.edfia.com and www.facebook.com/EarthDefenseForce.

About Earth Defense Force: Insect Armageddon

Taking place in the fictional city of New Detroit , Earth Defense Force: Insect Armageddon for Xbox 360 and the PlayStation ®3 computer entertainment system is a completely new game developed by Vicious Cycle that follows in the footsteps of Earth Defense Force 2017 (Japanese Title “ Earth Defense Force 3” developed by Sandlot).  Insect Armageddon continues to follow the rich history of hardcore fun and addictive gameplay that made the franchise a cult classic. 

Insect Armageddon also adds a new aspect to the Earth Defense Force series that was born in Japan, with additional elements for all EDF soldiers to experience.  Players can now participate in Campaign mode via online co-op for up to three players, or grab a friend and play in split-screen against the insects and aliens across a completely destructible city.  Every EDF soldier can collect over 300 weapons and can choose from four upgradeable armor sets including the vaunted Jet Armor for battles on the ground and in the air.  Players will engage in nonstop arcade action that is the fastest and deadliest in the series against a seemingly unstoppable swarm of insects and giant alien invaders.

In addition, the game also features a six player Survival mode that pits a human squad against a nonstop onslaught of the largest enemies the aliens have to offer.  New Detroit’s giant bug problem is unavoidable, and mankind’s last hope lies with the Earth Defense Force.  Defend the world from the insect invasion, even if it means blowing up the entire city as part of the extermination process.

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