EDF has always been more of a PlayStation franchise, but we’ve been seeing it appear more for the Nintendo Switch recently, with the latest being Earth Defense Force 2 and Earth Defense Force 3. D3 Publisher announced the details in this week’s issue of Famitsu magazine (via Ryokutya2089).
The developer for the Nintendo Switch port of EDF2 is Sandlot, the makers of the original PlayStation 2 game and PS Vita remake, EDF2: Invaders from Planet Space. The Switch version will be based on the PS Vita version, so it’ll include the Air Raider class and other features introduced in the remake. Furthermore, Sandlot is working on improving analog stick controls and options to adjust aim speed and acceleration for the Switch version.
As for the Nintendo Switch version of Earth Defense Force 3, D3 Publisher confirmed a fall 2021 release window in Japan. The latest entry from the mainline series, Earth Defense Force 6, is still in development, but its platforms have yet to be announced.
Earth Defense Force 2 launches for Nintendo Switch in Japan on July 15, 2021. It will go for 3,980 yen (~$36.70). Earth Defense Force 3 will make its way to the platform in fall 2021. The voxel spinoff game, Earth Defense Force: World Brothers, heads West for Switch, PlayStation 4, and PC on May 27, 2021.