EARTH DEFENSE FORCE®: INSECT ARMAGEDDON™ IS BACK WITH 2 WEAPON PACKS FEATURING 15 WEAPONS FOR IN-GAME CUSTOMIZABLE ARM

FOR IMMEDIATE

RELEASE

LYON, FRANCE – 23 August 2011 – Two new weapons packs are now available as a downloadable content for Earth Defense Force®: Insect Armageddon™ (EDF) across EMEA and Asia Pacific for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system.

The first EDF Battle Armor Weapons Pack is Death From Above, the EDF Jet Armor Weapons Pack. It 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.

The second EDF Battle Armor Weapons Pack is Pounds of Pain, featuring 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 immediate exclusive upgrades of their own including the RLF -17 Floorboard Rocket Launcher and the VanSnaster SpreadBurst Assault Rifle.

Earth Defense Force: Insect Armageddon was developed by Vicious Cycle and is now available for purchase across Europe and EMEA. 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 takes on the concept 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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About D3Publisher

D3Publisher is a leading video game publisher for the Wii™system, Nintendo DS™ and Nintendo 3DS™ handheld systems, the PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) system, PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, and the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft.  D3Publisher has operations in the U.S., and Japan.  The company also owns development studio Vicious Cycle Software, Inc., and its technology platform, Vicious Engine 2™.  For more information about D3Publisher and its products, please visit: www.d3publisher.us

D3Publisher is an independent business unit of the NAMCO BANDAI group of companies.

Earth Defense Force®: Insect Armageddon™ and its associated characters and names are trademarks or registered trademarks of D3Publisher of America, Inc. Game and Software © 2010 D3 Inc. Published in Europe by NAMCO BANDAI Games Europe S.A.S. D3Publisher and its logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of D3Publisher of America, Inc. or its affiliates. Developed by Vicious Cycle Software, Inc. Vicious Cycle Software, Inc. and Vicious Engine and their logos are trademarks of Vicious Cycle Software, Inc. All rights reserved

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