World Brothers Is A Brighter, Blockier Earth Defence Force Game

World Brothers Is A Brighter, Blockier Earth Defence Force Game
Ready to defend our cubic Earth. (Image: D3 Publisher)

Alongside the boring, brownish , D3 Publisher today announced Earth Defence Force: World Brothers, a cute and colourful voxel-based shooter coming to PlayStation 4 and Switch later this year.

Developed by Yuke’s, World Brothers task players with building their own squad of Earth Defence Force heroes to defend the blocky world from blocky insects I MEAN ALIENS. It’s got weapons, characters, and creatures from the series’ 17-year history, only these are built from little cubes. Is it easier to defend the Earth when it only has six sides?

The official Japanese website for the game is live, with a fine collection of voxel screenshots in incredibly inconvenient stacked collage form.

Who builds a website like this? (Image: D3 Publisher)Who builds a website like this? (Image: D3 Publisher)

Inconvenient, but still pretty. After the recent drab and dreary Earth Defence Force: Iron Rain and the newly-announced EDF6, with its muddy screenshots, I couldn’t be more ready for a lighter game in one of my favourite series. EDF forever, kids.


  • Sandlot developing EDF 6 gives me hope! My husband and I played 4.1, 5, and Iron Rain together in split-screen on PC, and Iron Rain straight up sucked in comparison to the other two.

    • Yeah I co-op with my buddies on EDF 4.1 and 5, but only got IR as a curiosity when heavily discounted. Here’s hoping it becomes retroactively useful like Insect Armageddon because, despite being such a lemon (did anybody even write code for NPC targeting?!), it does have some really good ideas if leveraged in a mainline game!

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