Earth Defense Force 5 Season Pass, Japanese early buyer and pre-order bonuses announced - Gematsu
Earth Defense Force 5 Season Pass, Japanese early buyer and pre-order bonuses announced
posted on 09.20.17 at 12:09 PM EDT by (@salromano)
The Dream Club decoys return.

Earth Defense Force 5 will have a Season Pass that grants buyers access to two large-scale add-ons due out at some point post-launch, D3 Publisher announced.

In addition to the large-scale add-ons, the Season Pass will include more than seven additional weapons that do not appear in the main story (weapons, vehicles, support equipment, etc.).

Users who purchase the Season Pass will also receive an Earth Defense Force 5 PlayStation 4 custom theme and the Ranger-exclusive “Decoy Launcher ‘Pale Wing'” for use in the game. Here’s an overview of each:

Custom Theme

A Season Pass buyers-exclusive original theme that uses 2D illustrations.

Ranger-exclusive “‘Decoy Launcher ‘Pale Wing'”

Earth Defense Force 5

Equipment that deploys a human-like balloon. The balloon acts as a “decoy” to get the enemy’s attention. In order to make it difficult for enemies to figure out it is a decoy, the decoy employs mechanisms that make it even more human-like. By fine-tuning the air pressure in every part of the balloon, success has been achieved in moving the balloon.

D3 Publisher also announced that early buyers of Earth Defense Force 5 will receive a product code to download the Air Raider-exclusive “Combat Frame ‘Nyx’ Gold Coat” for use in the game. Here’s an overview of that:

Combat Frame “Nyx” Gold Coat

Earth Defense Force 5

A gold coated version of “Nyx,” a Combat Frame of which only few have been produced. It is coated in radar wave-reflecting gold paint, but it has not shown to have any practical effect on the battlefield. From its appearance, it looks to be a rare machine that was used by a commander or for ceremonial purposes.

Additionally, users who purchase the game at GEO will receive the Wing Diver-exclusive “Star Burst” weapon, and users who purchase the game at D3 Publisher’s D3P Web Shop will receive Bonuses A and B of the Ranger-exclusive “Sing and Dance: Pure Decoy Launcher” sets. Here’s an overview of those:

Wing Diver-exclusive “Star Burst” (GEO-Exclusive)

Earth Defense Force 5

A top-secret super weapon of the Earth Defense Force. It fires energy balls that remain stationary in the air and then continue to produce high-pressure plasma balls. The plasma balls are affected by gravity and fall to the ground.

Hold down the attack button to determine the direction you want to fire. Release the attack button to fire. By projecting from the air (since your speed at the time will influence the direction of fire), you can control the launch and trigger positions.

Bonus A: Ranger-Exclusive “Sing and Dance: Pure Decoy Launcher” Set (D3P Web Shop-exclusive)

Earth Defense Force 5

Equipment that deploys a human-like balloon. The balloon acts as a “decoy” to get the enemy’s attention.

The Pure Decoys are a super high-efficiency decoy, the development of which took a lot of time and money. In order to make it difficult for enemies to figure out it is a decoy, the decoy employs mechanisms that make it even more human-like. By fine-tuning the air pressure in every part of the balloon, success has been achieved in moving the balloon. It has a small speaker built-in, and can also sing and dance.

The Bonus A set will include eight Pure Decoy Launchers:

  • Pure Decoy Launcher “Amane”
  • Pure Decoy Launcher “Mio”
  • Pure Decoy Launcher “Yuki”
  • Pure Decoy Launcher “Riho”
  • Pure Decoy Launcher “Nao”
  • Pure Decoy Launcher “Airi”
  • Pure Decoy Launcher “Asuka”
  • Pure Decoy Launcher “Nonono”

Bonus B: Ranger-Exclusive “Sing and Dance: Pure Decoy Launcher” Set (D3P Web Shop-exclusive)

Earth Defense Force 5

Equipment that deploys a human-like balloon. The balloon acts as a “decoy” to get the enemy’s attention.

The Pure Decoys are a super high-efficiency decoy, the development of which took a lot of time and money. In order to make it difficult for enemies to figure out it is a decoy, the decoy employs mechanisms that make it even more human-like. By fine-tuning the air pressure in every part of the balloon, success has been achieved in moving the balloon. It has a small speaker built-in, and can also sing and dance.

The Bonus B set will include eight Pure Decoy Launchers:

  • Pure Decoy Launcher “Reika”
  • Pure Decoy Launcher “Mian”
  • Pure Decoy Launcher “Rui”
  • Pure Decoy Launcher “Mari”
  • Pure Decoy Launcher “Haruka”
  • Pure Decoy Launcher “Yuu”
  • Pure Decoy Launcher “Eru”
  • Pure Decoy Launcher “Receptionist”

Finally, Japanese PlayStation Store pre-orders will include the Wing Diver-exclusive weapon “Vulcania Cracker.” Here’s an overview of that:

Wing Diver-exclusive weapon “Vulcania Cracker”

Earth Defense Force 5

A top-secret super weapon of the Earth Defense Force. It fires energy balls that remain stationary in the air and then blow out into a countless number of light balls that attack enemies over a vast range. The light balls are affected by gravity and fall to the ground.

Earth Defense Force 5 is due out for PlayStation 4 in Japan on December 7.

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