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.
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