Earth Defense Force: Iron Rain Reveals New Mode, Monster, And More

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Game publisher D3 publisher recently released some new information about the upcoming video game Earth Defense Force: Iron Rain featuring new content.

Earth Defense Force: Iron Rain new content

The publisher released some juicy information about the upcoming video game like a new creature, a new online mode, and new enemies to fight. Check out the full details below:

Green Bomb Beetle

A giant creature thought to be a subspecies of the Bomb Beetle. Its mirror-like iridescent armor refracts light, halving damage dealt by optical weapons. Its visually striking exoskeleton is traded on the black market as a luxury item.

Scourger Beast

It could be said that the Scourgers released to the world from the beginning of the war are threat to humanity indeed. However, for the current Earth Defense Force which is well strengthened by mobility and fire power due to the appearance of the new PA Gear, they are not as much a threat as once since they are already well analyzed and therefore considered easy to defeat. But unbelievable new fact has been found. Scourgers were thought to be slow bipedal weapons in the purpose of invading and destroying cities, but they were confirmed to have a secondary battle form.

Scourger Beasts transform themselves into quadrupedal walking type instantaneously and not only their appearance, but their mobility has greatly increased and there is no sign left of the slow bipedal walking type once they transform. Although the output of the beam gun which was on their chest is now restricted, it curves and lifts like a sickle to make an accurate sniper, and at times, they attack by jumping greatly in the air. Even though not using this function until today is a big mystery, because Scourgers are normally very slow and from their nature of stopping when there are no enemies around, they are originally thought to be weapons that can withstand long-term warfare. Because of the fact that the fighting power of the Scourgers relatively dropped as Earth Defense Force also introduced new PA Gears and weapons, Scourgers too seemed to stop preserving fighting power and exercised its true power. Anyway, it is no exaggeration to say that they have transformed themselves into a terrible wild beast weapons which are specialized for counterattack infantry.


A mysterious “Pillar” object that has suddenly appeared in various areas around the world. While thought to be an Aggressor weapon, Pillars never initiate an attack. However, when the Earth Defense Force attempted to destroy one, the Pillar’s defense mechanism responded by releasing a precise electrical attack that obliterated the attacking team. Also, because no Earth Defense Force weapons have made even a scratch on a Pillar’s surface, they are believed to have an extremely durable exterior, or to possess a protective shield.

Raznid (designed by Ryu Oyama)

An enigmatic mega-giant creature summoned by the Hivecraft. The total height is about 310 meters, and the total length reaches about 1000 meters including the tail. With its sharp claws and fangs, it may look like a wild animal; but, with its rock-like exterior, 6 legs, and elongated spinal tail, this grotesque being bears no resemblance no any organism on Earth. The massive projections from its shoulders instill fear in anyone that gazes upon them.

Hive Crafts which seem to have invaded various planets one after another. They seem to gather the genes of the invaded planet’s creatures and make themselves weaponized like Sideros and Beizal. No one knows where this Raznid came from, but Aggressors who were concerned about the progress of the Earth invasion may have thrown this creature as a final and ultimate weapon. If so, Raznid may have been transferred from the home planet of the Aggressor or a place near by.
Finally, the Aggressors have thrown their last card. Raznid, beyond the wisdom of mankind, does not accept any attack by the Earth Defense Force. Can humanity and the Earth Defense Force eliminate this unprecedented threat? Or will little hope just crumble down?

Mercenary Mode

In addition to online co-op mode, Earth Defense Force: Iron Rain supports online versus mode which competes for energy gem divided into two teams. The rule is very simple. Join either team: Team Earth Defense Force or Team Kindred Rebellion, collect energy gems by defeating the Aggressors, and deliver them to the yellow recover drones. The team gathering more energy gems within the time limit wins. Also, the team which made ahead of 3 Waves wins.

The game will launch this coming April 11. It will be available on PlayStation 4 worldwide.