Good news, everybody: D3 will be publishing the Xbox 360 big monster shooter Earth Defense Force X in the US next spring. Well, itâ€™s good news if you live in the US. Keep an eye on Play-Asia to see if the Japanese version is region free. Looks like weâ€™ll know by the end of the week, as thatâ€™s when itâ€™s out in the orient.
The series has proved to be one of the best straight-to-budget games of recent times, selling out in Japan on numerous occasions. Think along the lines of Grand Theft Auto with giant ants, Godzilla-alikes and UFO attacks instead of hookers, pimps and drug dealers. The sense of freedom and scale is immense, and the two-player mode is great fun.
If you ever see the PAL PlayStation 2 version – known as Monster Attack – then snap it up. Itâ€™s far better than the tacky box art suggests.