Earth Defense Force 4.1: The Shadow of New Despair is scheduled to release on December 8, 2015 on PlayStation 4. Based on Earth Defense Force 2025, Shadow of New Despair promises a steady 60fps frame rate and 1080p resolution, as well as new and rearranged game content. Earth Defense Force 4.1 - EDF Deploys Blooper Trailer 00:56 The long-running EDF series features small teams of weapon-wielding humans battling hordes of alien insect and kaiju invaders. IGN’s Brian Albert reviewed the original EDF 2025 in 2014, praising its cooperative and class-based actiongameplay and constant rewards for progress, but noting its significant technical and frame rate issues. In addition to EDF 4.1, publisher XSEED will also release Earth Defense Force 2: Invaders from Planet Space for PlayStation Vita on December 8. This marks the first time the PlayStation 2 original EDF 2 will become available in the United States. IGN played a preview build of Earth Defense Force 4.1 a while back and the improved frame rate made an encouraging impression. EDF 4.1 will debut at retail for $49.99 and EDF for Vita will debut at $29.99. --------------------- Wow, snuck up on me! I wasn't expecting it so soon.