Sony Interactive Entertainment Hong Kong Limited Singapore Branch (SIES) has announced that Earth Defense Force Iron Rain is now available for pre-order in Asian regions. It is slated to release worldwide as a PS4 exclusive on 11 April 2019.
There will be four editions of Earth Defense Force Iron Rain; Standard Edition, Digital Standard, Deluxe Edition and Ultimate Edition. All editions of the game will receive the following bonuses:
- Custom Outfit: T-Shirt: EDF: IRON RAIN – Stylish game logo and EDF emblem t-shirt.
- Custom Outfit: One Man Army – Eight colors in total.
- Custom Outfit: Naval Uniform & Pleated Skirt – Eight colors in total.
- Limited Weapon: GK-Predator (2 types) – Two special assault rifles useful for both early and late stages of the game.
- In-game Currency: Credits & Gems – Get a head start with in-game currency that can be spent on weapons and items.
There will also be early purchase bonuses which will be given to anyone who buys any edition of Earth Defense Force Iron Rain by 2 June 2019. This includes:
- Earth Defense Force 2017 Pale Wing Outfit – Helmet, upper body costume and lower body costume set available in 8 colors.
- Tank Top: Riho Futaba – Virtual idol â€œRiho Futabaâ€ tank top.
The Physical Standard version and Digital Standard version of Earth Defense Force Iron Rain are priced at RM 229 and RM219, respectively.
Priced at RM254, here’s what the Deluxe Edition will include:
- EARTH DEFENSE FORCE: IRON RAIN main game
- Special weapon â€œPT-Pythagorasâ€ (2 types)
- Special support weapon â€œPR-Shamanâ€ (2 types)
- Custom Outfit â€œEDF 4.1â€ Logo T-shirt & emblem
- Custom Outfit â€œEDF 5â€ Logo T-shirt & emblem
- Custom Outfit â€œEDF 4.1â€ Class Imprint T-shirt & emblem (4 types)
- Custom Outfit â€œEDF 5â€ Class Imprint T-shirt & emblem (4 types)
Priced at RM324, here’s what the Ultimate Edition will include:
- EARTH DEFENSE FORCE: IRON RAIN main game
- Custom Outfit Infantry – Earth Defense Force 2017 Infantry outfit. 4-piece costume set, including 2 types of helmets,
upper body costume and lower body costume, each available in 8 colors.
- Operator Riho Futaba (JP version voiced by Yuko Goto) – Get the right to summon the virtual idol Riho Futaba as your operator.
- In-game Currency: Credits & Gems – The in-game currency set can be used to purchase weapons and items. *Counts separately from theÂ in-game currencyÂ received from theÂ pre-order bonus*
- Special weapon “PT-Pythagoras” (2 types)
- Special support weapon “PR-Shaman” (2 types)
- Special weapon “FX-Trailblazer” (2 types)
- Special weapon “MR-Geo Needle” (2 types) – These special weapons cannot be found in the main game. Each set includes a high rank (B-A) and low rank (D) type.
- Custom Outfit “Onechanbara ORIGIN” set – This set includes 2 types of character pattern t-shirts and 5 types of swimsuit style battle suits based on the outfit of the female protagonist “Aya”
- Custom Outfit “Bullet Girls Phantasia” T-shirt & emblem
- Custom Outfit “DREAM C CLUB ZERO” T-shirt & emblem
- Custom Outfit “School Girl/Zombie Hunter” T-shirt & emblem
- Custom Outfit “Happy Manager” T-shirt & emblem
- Custom Outfit “Natsuiroâ˜…High School” T-shirt & emblem
- Custom Outfit “EDF 4.1” EDF Logo T-shirt & emblem
- Custom Outfit “EDF 5” EDF Logo T-shirt & emblem
- Custom Outfit “EDF 4.1” Class Imprint T-shirt & emblem (4 types)
- Custom Outfit “EDF 5” Class Imprint T-shirt & emblem (4 types) – The t-shirt and logo emblem are designed for those who support the EDF. Carry the spirit of the 4 classes over to EDF: IR!
- Styled Bus (DREAM C CLUB ZERO)
- Styled Pickup Truck (Natsuiroâ˜…High School)
- Styled Car (Bullet Girls Phantasia) – The vehicles sport gorgeous patterns that can’t typically be seen on the battlefield.
- Upcoming Additional Mission Pack – The Season Pass for additional missions to be released at a later date. They will feature never-before-seen enemies and whole new weapons. Will be released after the main game is released.
While Earth Defense Force Iron Rain is not a mainline numbered entry in the franchise, it is meant to be geared towards western audiences with its more serious tone and setting. In the meantime, check out our review of last year’s Earth Defense Force 5 here or watch the Earth Defense Force Iron Rain trailer below.