D3 Publisher has revealed the Japanese release date of Earth Defense Force 3 for Nintendo Switch, and it is set for October 14, 2021. This week’s issue of Famitsu magazine provides us with the latest details and screenshots.
The game is the third entry from the EDF series that was released for the Xbox 360 in December 2006. The localized title, Earth Defense Force 2017, arrived in North America and Europe in March 2007. The third-person shooter made its way to PlayStation Vita in September 2012.
Earth Defense Force 2017 is a follow-up title to Global Defence Force. It is based on D3 Publisher’s budget game Simple 2000 Series title. The game offers 171 weapons and 53 stages. Players take on the role of Storm 1, a top-class soldier from the Earth Defense Force. The Nintendo Switch version of Earth Defense Force 3 will feature the local and online co-op introduced in the PS Vita version.
Here are some new preview screenshots:
While we now have a release date for the Switch version of Earth Defense Force 3 in Japan, there’s still no word for a release in the West. D3 Publisher also released Earth Defense Force 2 for Switch earlier this month in Japan, but we’re still waiting for a localization announcement for it as well.
Earth Defense Force 3 launches for the Nintendo Switch in Japan on October 14, 2021.