In 2013, we first spotted them coming from far out in space. Many of us hoped they were elder beings, bringing us wisdom or to take us to a better place. However, we knew that wasn’t the case. Luckily, we had the foresight to create a contingency plan the Earth Defense Force. It took four long years for the world’s militaries to assemble and equip the team, and it didn’t leave a lot of time to train but we were ready. In 2017, they arrived from the air and underground. Giant mutant insects, massive starships and battle machines opened fire, laying waste the innocent people. Only the EDF stood a chance, and the Ravagers were eliminated after a hard-fought and bloody war. Now, eight short years later, the Ravagers have returned with new creatures and enhanced machines. 2017 had only been the first wave. The Earth Defense Force is ready and has been training diligently during peacetime. Now, fully equipped, trained and with giants of our own, humanity is ready for round two against the otherworldly villains.The Earth Defense Force is coming to PlayStation 4 for the first time in Earth Defense Force 4.1: The Shadow of New Despair. This re-imagining of Earth Defense Force 2025 features 60 fps, 1080p resolution, smooth visuals and loads of new content. Select your class from Ranger, Wing Diver, Air Raider and Fencer, each with unique equipment, abilities and upgrades. Arm yourself with hundreds of weapons and vehicles, and head into battle, as you unleash man-portable cannons, call in air strikes, drive tanks, pilot jetpacks or even maneuver your own giant robot. Take on more than 90 online missions with the help of up to three friends, where you’ll need to work together to emerge victorious. The Ravagers are back, and only the Earth Defense Force can save humanity.