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Earth Defense Force 2 Portable ‘double pack’ includes two copies of the game

Earth Defense Force 2 is the king of all 'shit games' in Japan. That's not an insult.  The alien shooting cult hit belongs to a genre of so-bad-it's-good games called kuso ge or 'shit games' in Japan. People love them, ironically at least.

The newest entry into the series, Earth Defense Force 2 Portable comes with two UMDs in the package, which ensures that you’ll always have an extra copy for an ad-hoc co-op buddy to shoot waves upon waves of identical, questionably-animated giant insects with.


Above: The Earth Defense Force 2 Portable 'double pack' teaser

The “double pack” as it's called is scheduled to release on April 7 in Japan for the non-shit game price of 6,279 yen (about $70 USD.) Why so expensive? Game pricing in Japan is a bit different from the rest of the world. While unpopular games are often discounted heavily in the west, they are usually marked up in Japan. Makers of niche titles know that their fans will pay almost anything, so they can sell only a few copies for a higher price and make a decent profit. AAA titles in Japan are almost always cheaper than smaller games, like these.

Jan 14, 2011 

[Source: Famitsu]

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11 comments

  • ChiChiRocket - January 17, 2011 10:20 p.m.

    Frame rate FTL
  • sid440 - January 16, 2011 4:10 a.m.

    Id buy it, that kind of crappy co-op cant not be fun.
  • Gahmah - January 15, 2011 7:06 p.m.

    EDF! OH NO THE CAPTAIN! RUGAHAGHGHGARRARAAAAA, cannot wait for this to come out, Sandlot makes some fun fun fun games.
  • mahabat - January 15, 2011 3:21 p.m.

    haha what? why was their edf 4 at the end there?
  • lukekear - January 15, 2011 9:06 a.m.

    That actually looks pretty damn fun!
  • BoltActionRevolver - January 15, 2011 6:47 a.m.

    So you posted again, causing a rift in time that your now stuck in. Well, thats great
  • Darkhawk - January 15, 2011 6:19 a.m.

    Argh, infinite loop! I posted the above before watching the video, then had to re-watch the ad before I could finally get to the ad. I swear...
  • Darkhawk - January 15, 2011 6:13 a.m.

    I hate having to sit through 30second game ads to watch 30second game ads.
  • Japanaman - January 15, 2011 4:24 a.m.

    I'll buy that for a dollar!
  • deathman00789 - January 15, 2011 2:41 a.m.

    I'd buy it.
  • SideOfBeef - January 15, 2011 1:49 a.m.

    I'm glad to see the framerate is appropriately in shambles. Now that I think of it, would EDF's co-op focus play more in Japan than here for similar reasons to Monster Hunter?

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