Earth Defense Force: World Brothers Takes The Loveable Bug Blasting Series Into Voxel Style

Voxel EDF was not a combination of words I was expecting to see. But here we are. Channeling the bright, blocky Roblox style, developers Sandlot and D3 bring us the next iteration of the beloved series. Earth Defense Force: World Brothers is also the first of the series to bring the massive insect fighting fun on to the Nintendo Switch, and also the first to be 100% angular. 

For those who are unfamiliar, Earth Defense Force is a cult-classic game about fighting bugs. Big bigs. Taking the role of a Starship Troopers style soldier you must squad up and fight off the alien hordes. It’s a mostly ridiculous game, but certainly a lot of good clean fun. 

This voxel appearance is unusual for the series. As the press release states:

In a parallel universe where everything is in 3D voxel art, a new battlefield has taken stage in the EDF series. Voxel Earth is falling apart into square pieces, breaking its blocky peace, as alien invaders in large motherships have caused a catastrophic rift in their massive attack. With the world in turmoil from an alien attack by enemies from the EDF series, the player and the “EARTH DEFENSE FORCE” must rise to the occasion and save the day to restore a shattered Voxel Earth to one peace in EARTH DEFENSE FORCE: WORLD BROTHERS.”

It’s an unusual direction for the series to head, but perhaps a welcome one. Earth Defense Force: World Brothers will be arriving on the PS4 and Switch sometime in 2021. For more information, you can check out the official website by clicking here.

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