The glorious Earth Defense Force 2017 is getting a sequel, EDF Insect Armageddon

In the immortal words of M. Bison, "YES!". The cult classic  Earth Defense Force 2017 is getting a sequel, “Insect Armageddon”, and this time it’ll be showing up on PS3 as well. Expect tons of guns, tons of bugs and the closest thing you'll get to pretending you're playing a Starship Troopers video game. Unless you're playing, you know, the Starship Troopers video game.

For those that never played it, EDF 2017 was a budget title released for Xbox 360 way back in 2007, with graphics that look like it was released on the PS2 in 2002. The game’s story is a harrowing tale of redemption involving a dude shooting millions of huge ass bugs in the face until they’re dead. Despite its bad graphics, worse physics, laughable voice acting, and terrible level design, the game is insanely fun. Huge groups of 400-foot-tall ants constantly swarm towards you as giant alien UFOs blow up the city and warp in more bugs. EDF is a very simple, stripped down affair; you have a huge selection of guns and you need to kill literally thousands of bugs. That’s pretty much it.

Above: Spider leg perspective fail, but awesome otherwise

Insect Armageddon's press release mentions a new six-player Survival mode, online Campaign co-op support for up to three players,150 weapons, and four upgradeable armor sets. While we’ve only got one screen shot and box art to go off of, but things are looking good. Jetpacks? Yes please. If the box art isn’t just pulling our leg it looks like there might be aerial combat with flying insects this time around, as opposed to just circle strafing on the ground while blasting into the air as before. No word yet on whether or not Insect Armageddon will follow in its predecessor's budget title footsteps, but we'd gladly pay full price if it's even half as fun as the first. 

Earth Defense Force Insect Armageddon is scheduled to arrive in Spring 2011 for Xbox360 and PS3.

Official Site

Sep 17, 2010


  • Baron164 - September 21, 2010 1:28 p.m.

    So much awesome :-)
  • EroticInvisibleMan - September 18, 2010 1:28 a.m.

    I hear these games are good, I suppose I should get the ps2 versions and find out.
  • Genericpenisjoketista - September 18, 2010 4:12 a.m.

    Does anyone else remember the original Xbox launch-game entitled "Gun Valkyrie?" This reminds me of that.
  • Moleman42 - September 18, 2010 1:44 a.m.

    two words, fuck yes...
  • Jacko415 - September 17, 2010 11:43 p.m.

    also... that really annoying high pitched chime sound in the menus when you selected something needs to be removed... if you played it you know what im talking about
  • GamesRadarMichaelGrimm - September 17, 2010 9:42 p.m.

    @rcpaskus Channeling Yogi Berra
  • GamesRadarMichaelGrimm - September 17, 2010 9:37 p.m.

    DERP typo fixed
  • ThatOneself - September 17, 2010 8:51 p.m.

    Oh man. As long as the bad voice work is back, I am THERE.
  • rcpaskus - September 17, 2010 8:46 p.m.

    "No word yet on whether or not Insect Armageddon will follow in its predecessor's budget title footsteps, but we'd gladly pay full price if it's even half as fun as the first" ???????? This is the logic that guides the minds behind the scenes at GamesRadar
  • ElAmmoBandito - September 17, 2010 8:45 p.m.

    Yes I remember playing this at Gamecrazy and saying this game is awful but so fun.
  • OnyxOblivion - September 17, 2010 8:42 p.m.

    You had me at EDF. Online co-op is a bonus.
  • tacoman38 - September 17, 2010 8:35 p.m.

    STORM ONE, we have lost contact with EDF Command, do stuff. I love this game. the walker was terrible though.
  • saywhaat - September 17, 2010 8:11 p.m.

    Don't you mean DEFENSE not "defnese"
  • Jacko415 - September 17, 2010 8:10 p.m.

    HAHA YES! i loved the first game because it was just mindless shooting of smarms of giant ants and bugs! just pure mindless fun! im glad its getting some more recognition!
  • braydog92 - September 17, 2010 8:07 p.m.

    LOL, I loved the first game. Can't wait for this one. Hopefully I can still destroy a skyscraper with one grenade still. :)
  • Ruoivas - September 17, 2010 8:03 p.m.

    I heard about this in the PAX TalkRadar. I still find it hard to believe.
  • IBReady - September 17, 2010 7:58 p.m.

    Beware the Earth Defnese Force.

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