A new EDF adventure begins! Only this time, the action unfolds in a parallel world where the Earth is made of digital blocks. This world has befallen into chaos, as the once peaceful square Earth has been shattered into pieces. Shape aside, it is an Earth nonetheless which needs to be defended. It is now up to the EDF to restore peace to the square planet. The Earth has been shattered into pieces. EDF soldiers are fighting desperately on their own in various countries around the world. Rescue these soldiers to have them join you, and assemble your own unique team. Each mission can be attempted with up to 4 teammates.
Switch among your teammates as you go, making use of each character’s unique traits which shall prove useful in battle at different times. Block versions of characters from every previous EDF release, from EDF1 (“Monster Attack”) to “Earth Defense Force 5,” and even the EDF spinoff releases, appear in the game. Also featured are a wide range of weapons and vehicles from past EDF releases. Series veterans will enjoy seeing these familiar characters and weapons, while those new to the series have the opportunity to be introduced to its rich history for the first time.
Enemies that invaded the Earth before make an appearance in this game, this time in block form. This game supports up to 4-player online co-op, with each player joining the battle using their own team. In a parallel world where the Earth is made of blocks, evil has befallen the otherwise peaceful planet. Led by Dark Tyrant, several Motherships suddenly attacked the planet, shattering the Earth into pieces. The Earth has been attacked by the Invaders, Ravagers, and Aggressors before…but the brave EDF soldiers have always joined together to defend the planet from these threats.
With the Earth shattered, EDF soldiers continue fighting on each of their pieces of the planet. But with no way to reach each other to deliver aid or food supplies, the planet remains in despair. You must assume the role of Commander of the EDF and fight back. Find the EDF soldiers fighting around the planet, and begin a counteroffensive. Only a powerful team assembled by you can save our square Earth. Overall it’s standard EDF gameplay, but in a voxel world, and instead of having 4 classes, you gather teammates that you save during missions.
Each teammates come with variants Alpha, Beta, Theta, etc and have different stats (more Armor, slower/faster, etc). Teammates also act as “weapon drops”, get a duplicate and it will level up the teammate which will allow them to equip a more varied selection of weapons (usually each teammates can only equip 1 class of weapon). Along with a weapon, sometimes they’ll come with an accessory which gives various effects (positive or negative), like Boosting your armor, but making you much slower, etc. In single player you select a team of 4 teammate that you can switch from on the fly, even if you’re midflight with an Wing Diver.