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Earth Defence Force 2017

2007's original relaunched on Xbox LIVE Games on Demand ahead of Insect Armageddon's release.

December 7, 2010


In preparation of the spring 2011 launch of Earth Defense Force®: Insect Armageddon™, D3Publisher announces today that the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft classic Earth Defense Force 2017 is now available for Xbox LIVE® Games on Demand.  The highly acclaimed and hard to find Earth Defense Force 2017 , developed by Sandlot (Japan) is now available to all players looking to experience what made the game a cult hit.

In Earth Defense Force 2017 , planet Earth is under attack from an onslaught of alien insect invaders ranging from giant ants and spiders to robots and monsters and the Earth Defense Force (EDF) is mankind’s only chance for survival.  The game features more than 50 missions, with wholly destructible environments including bridges, skyscrapers and more that can be leveled instantly.  The arcade-style third-person shooter equips players with an arsenal of over 150 weapons, vehicles and loyal teammates where players can fight alone or with a friend in local split-screen co-op to save the world even if it means demolishing it in the process.

Earth Defense Force 2017 is available for $19.99 (USD) for Xbox LIVE Games on Demand and is rated “T” (Teen – Animated Blood, Mild Language, and Violence) by the ESRB.  For more information on Earth Defense Force 2017 , please visit  To join the Earth Defense Force community and to find out more about Earth Defense Force: Insect Armageddon, please visit and

About Earth Defense Force: Insect Armageddon (Available Spring 2011)

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 3 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 to defend the world from the insect invasion, even if it means blowing up the entire city as part of the extermination process.

Earth Defense Force: Insect Armageddon is currently rated “T” (Teen – Animated Blood, Mild Language, Mild Suggestive Themes and Violence) by the ESRB. 


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