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Earth Defense Force: Iron Rain is the cult PS4 shooter that wants you to battle an insect overlord called Basil

In the midst of a slaughter, between gigantic ant legs leaping and flaming beetles shooting torpedoes at us, we find a gigantic lizard standing 60 meters above us. It’s so high you lose your head in the haze of a fierce battle. Scary, a little scary, and her name is Basil. This is no ordinary shooter. The Earth Defense Force (EDF) series has always been adored. What started as a budget series, these giant ants were created out of necessity rather than an artistic vision (cheap, scalable pre-production models) and have grown into a truly popular franchise. Now powered by Unreal Engine 4 for the first time and in the hands of developer Yuke (known for his WWE games), the series aims to expand to the West. In 2040, the protagonist, Closer, who wakes up from a 7-year coma, has only one thought. Beetle Soup

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Aliens called invaders have ravaged the world and our hero seeks to completely destroy these giant insects. You do this by shooting lots of enemy creatures while enjoying the fat cheese conversation along the way. While the EDF formula holds, the sequel Iron Rain has its own non-EDF elements. For starters, there’s a proper story this time in which the protagonist, Closer (fully customizable as male or female) confronts the Kindred Rebellion, the first new enemy in the EDF series, rather than a giant insect. Composed of former EDF members and led by the enigmatic Captain Faiza, these resistance forces are a bit shady and their true motives are unclear.

All-new power armor… and the ability to ride insects

The new PvPvE mode refreshes the classic co-op shooter.

platform: PS4
Release Date: April 11, 2019
genre: protect
player: 1-2 split screen, 2-4 online
developer: yuk

The missions are fast and intense, and each mission lasts about 15 minutes. There are tactics to discover, and you’ll soon find that hot swapping between your primary weapon and a grenade or rocket launcher is a must. This depends on whether you want to survive in the swarm or blow up the boss creature. Weapons can be unlocked and upgraded over time based on ranking performance. You start a barrage of small nuclear weapons from missile launches.

Collecting gems dropped by defeated creatures determines how much they can take on their next mission. You’ll need to collect more gems if you have the option to load powerful weapons or call in tanks for support. You can also indulge in weird things like placing soldier-shaped balloons for distraction.

How Co-op and Competitive Multiplayer Works

At the heart of Iron Rain is the classic wave shooter. That said, it’s important to choose the best gear for the right mission. Even better, go online and team up in 6-player co-op. Iron Rain makes the perfect arcade game.

Co-op isn’t new to EDF, but it’s actually the heart of the series. A new feature in Iron Rain is competitive multiplayer. Utilize the arcade nature of EDF and team up as 2v2 or 4v4 to defeat waves of monsters large and small and survive. You can score points by collecting the gold gems they drop and throwing them in the gold area of ​​the map. The team with the most gems at the end of the round wins. You will respawn upon death, but have the option to upgrade your health or weapon so the match can escalate chaos to nukes.

Iron Rain’s Grand Mode is a simple yet tactically nuanced setting in which you must control your survival and predatory instincts. When you kill an opposing player, it will drop a gem. But can the giant mass of tarantulas reach the opposing player before they move fast? Then there’s a sniper that’s been four-shot and Basil shows up. So we sit next to each other to end a weakened team.

After all, Basil is a carnivore, not a herbivore.

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Earth Defense Force: Iron Rain is the cult PS4 shooter that wants you to battle an insect overlord called Basil

In the midst of the carnage, between the flailing giant ant legs and the burning beetle torpedoing towards us, we catch sight of a giant lizard standing 60 metres above us. It’s so high its head disappears in the hazy mist of the raging battle’s smoke. It’s daunting, somewhat terrifying, and its name is Basil. This isn’t a normal shooter. The Earth Defense Force (EDF) series has always riffed off its cult status. What started as a budget series, those giant ants created out of necessity rather than artistic vision (they were cheap, enlarged pre-made models), has become a genuinely beloved franchise. Now, powered by Unreal Engine 4 for the first time, and in the hands of developer Yuke’s (most famous for their WWE games), the series has its sights set on Western expansion. Waking from a seven-year coma in the year 2040, our protagonist Closer has only one thing on his (or her) mind: bug soup.
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Aliens called the Aggressors have laid waste to the world and our hero wants to put down these giant insects once and for all. This is done by shooting lots (and lots) of enemy creatures, and enjoying some full-fat cheesy dialogue along the way. While the EDF formula remains, sequel Iron Rain has some uniquely un-EDF things going on. For starters there’s a proper story to follow this time as protagonist Closer (who can be fully customised, male or female) takes on the Kindred Rebellion, the first new enemy of the EDF series that isn’t a giant insect. Formed from former EDF members, and led by the enigmatic Captain Faiza, this resistance group is a little shady and their true motives unclear.
All-new power armour… and the ability to ride insects

Platforms: PS4Release Date: April 11, 2019Genre: ShooterPlayers: 1-2 split-screen, 2-4 onlineDeveloper: Yuke’s
Missions are fast and furious, each lasting around 15 minutes of intense blasting. There are tactics to uncover, and you soon find hot-swapping between your standard gun and grenade or rocket launchers is a must depending on whether you’re surviving a horde or shooting a boss creature. Weapons can be unlocked and upgraded over time depending on your ranked performance; you go from firing rockets to launching a flurry of mini-nukes.
Collecting gems dropped by defeated creatures determines what you can afford to take into the next mission. If you want to loadout on powerful weapons, or the option to call on a tank for support, you need to collect more gems. You can indulge in some of the odder items too, such as releasing a soldier-shaped balloon as a diversion.
How co-op and competitive multiplayer works

At its core, Iron Rain is a classic wave shooter, which means selecting the best loadout for the right mission is crucial. Better still, go online and team up in six-player co-op and Iron Rain becomes a shot of arcade perfection (look past the visuals and it’s great fun with friends).
While co-op is nothing new to EDF – in fact, it’s the series’ beating heart – what is new to Iron Rain is competitive multiplayer. Tapping into the arcade nature of EDF you team up in 2v2 or 4v4 to slaughter and survive waves of monsters, large and small. You need to collect the gold gems they drop and dispose of them in the map’s gold zone to score. The team with the most gems as the round ends wins. If you die you respawn but get the option to upgrade your health or weapons, ensuring the match ratchets up the chaos to nuclear proportions. 
Iron Rain’s versus mode is a simple but tactically nuanced setup that demands you manage your survival and predatory instincts. Kill a rival player and they’ll drop their gems, but can you reach them before the mass of giant tarantulas gets bitey? Then there’s the sniper who’s been taking potshots, and Basil makes an appearance – so we sit on the sidelines and hope to mop up the weakened team.
After all, Basil’s no herbivore, he’s a meat eater.
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Earth Defense Force: Iron Rain is the cult PS4 shooter that wants you to battle an insect overlord called Basil

In the midst of the carnage, between the flailing giant ant legs and the burning beetle torpedoing towards us, we catch sight of a giant lizard standing 60 metres above us. It’s so high its head disappears in the hazy mist of the raging battle’s smoke. It’s daunting, somewhat terrifying, and its name is Basil. This isn’t a normal shooter. The Earth Defense Force (EDF) series has always riffed off its cult status. What started as a budget series, those giant ants created out of necessity rather than artistic vision (they were cheap, enlarged pre-made models), has become a genuinely beloved franchise. Now, powered by Unreal Engine 4 for the first time, and in the hands of developer Yuke’s (most famous for their WWE games), the series has its sights set on Western expansion. Waking from a seven-year coma in the year 2040, our protagonist Closer has only one thing on his (or her) mind: bug soup.
Subscribe to Official PlayStation Magazine and save 49%
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Aliens called the Aggressors have laid waste to the world and our hero wants to put down these giant insects once and for all. This is done by shooting lots (and lots) of enemy creatures, and enjoying some full-fat cheesy dialogue along the way. While the EDF formula remains, sequel Iron Rain has some uniquely un-EDF things going on. For starters there’s a proper story to follow this time as protagonist Closer (who can be fully customised, male or female) takes on the Kindred Rebellion, the first new enemy of the EDF series that isn’t a giant insect. Formed from former EDF members, and led by the enigmatic Captain Faiza, this resistance group is a little shady and their true motives unclear.
All-new power armour… and the ability to ride insects

Platforms: PS4Release Date: April 11, 2019Genre: ShooterPlayers: 1-2 split-screen, 2-4 onlineDeveloper: Yuke’s
Missions are fast and furious, each lasting around 15 minutes of intense blasting. There are tactics to uncover, and you soon find hot-swapping between your standard gun and grenade or rocket launchers is a must depending on whether you’re surviving a horde or shooting a boss creature. Weapons can be unlocked and upgraded over time depending on your ranked performance; you go from firing rockets to launching a flurry of mini-nukes.
Collecting gems dropped by defeated creatures determines what you can afford to take into the next mission. If you want to loadout on powerful weapons, or the option to call on a tank for support, you need to collect more gems. You can indulge in some of the odder items too, such as releasing a soldier-shaped balloon as a diversion.
How co-op and competitive multiplayer works

At its core, Iron Rain is a classic wave shooter, which means selecting the best loadout for the right mission is crucial. Better still, go online and team up in six-player co-op and Iron Rain becomes a shot of arcade perfection (look past the visuals and it’s great fun with friends).
While co-op is nothing new to EDF – in fact, it’s the series’ beating heart – what is new to Iron Rain is competitive multiplayer. Tapping into the arcade nature of EDF you team up in 2v2 or 4v4 to slaughter and survive waves of monsters, large and small. You need to collect the gold gems they drop and dispose of them in the map’s gold zone to score. The team with the most gems as the round ends wins. If you die you respawn but get the option to upgrade your health or weapons, ensuring the match ratchets up the chaos to nuclear proportions. 
Iron Rain’s versus mode is a simple but tactically nuanced setup that demands you manage your survival and predatory instincts. Kill a rival player and they’ll drop their gems, but can you reach them before the mass of giant tarantulas gets bitey? Then there’s the sniper who’s been taking potshots, and Basil makes an appearance – so we sit on the sidelines and hope to mop up the weakened team.
After all, Basil’s no herbivore, he’s a meat eater.
Official PlayStation Magazine #160 is on sale now, in both print and digital forms. Check out the latest Official PlayStation Magazine offers and to order outside of the UK.

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