Earth Defense Force: Iron Rain details Kindred Rebellion, more enemies

Meet the resistance organization.

D3 Publisher has updated the official website for Earth Defense Force: Iron Rain with new information and screenshots on the Kindred Rebellion characters and more enemy types.

Get the details below.

■ Characters

◆ Kindred Rebellion

Earth Defense Force: Iron Rain

A resistance organization against the aggressors. In the meaning of fighting against the aggressors, they can be called the another Defense Force, but since they break into battle of EDF and the aggressor in an old type Warmech and snatch Energy Gem which the agressors drop, they are against the EDF as well. They are the former EDF elite corps Flare unit and also the survivors of the best corps destroyed by a decisive battle with the Hivecraft in 2033. Since they lost many lives in the operation, the leader of the Flare unit Gideon went against the upper class of EDF. Finally, in 2035, they named themselves Kindred Rebellion and a coup d’état was caused. As of 2040, Rebellion continues increasing assenters from deserters and the private enterprises from EDF and hides in the basement of urban areas and discarded “Priority Defense Level D” areas.

Earth Defense Force: Iron Rain

Earth Defense Force: Iron Rain

Although it is inferior to EDF on the scale of the organization, including the robbed PA-Gears and Warmechs, Rebellion became strong by managing test type optical weapons which they gained from the dark routes of research organizations and companies which were not in sponsors of EDF, they are able to fight equally against EDF.

In the latest information, there is a rumor that they are expanding the underground Metro, building large scale facilities there, and developing new weapons.

Earth Defense Force: Iron Rain

Earth Defense Force: Iron Rain

—Nightcrawler (Kindred Rebellion Warmech)

Referred to as “Nightcrawlers,” these old-style warmechs are the driving force of the Rebellion’s resource collection teams. Predating PA-Gear, warmechs are giant, bipedal walkers originally developed as weapons to use against the Aggressors, which were later plundered by the Kindred Rebellion during their coup d’état. While they possess solid armoring and powerful artillery, their maneuverability is inferior to the nimble giant creatures, and they currently are not used as part of the EDF’s main army.

They appear when the EDF is battling Aggressors, sneaking onto the field to steal Energy Gems. They are a mid-range combat unit equipped with 4 howitzer launchers on each side.

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—What is the Defense Priority Level?

Because EDF was worn out by the decisive battle with the Hivecraft, they could no longer maintain the force that can defend the whole Earth. Therefore, “Defense Priority Level” was established in order to prioritize the areas where high protection were needed. Range of the priority level exists from AA to D and the wealthy supporters of EDF and high level directors of sponsor companies most likely evacuated in the highly prioritized areas. Some people resisted this fact and went on the Rebellion side.

Earth Defense Force: Iron Rain

Faiza

Captain of the Kindred Rebellion’s Resource Collection Team. A strong, proactive woman. A CQC specialist. The youngest sister of Rebellion leader Gideon; prior to 2035, she was part of EDF’s Flare Team. Her parents were killed in 2033, where after she took offense to the EDF’s “protection priorities”, leaving the EDF Flare Team and joining her elder brother’s coup d’état. Faiza means “victorious” in Arabic.

Earth Defense Force: Iron Rain

Adele

Vice captain of the Resource Collection Team. He was never part of the EDF or any armed force. He was 16 when the Kindred Rebellion formed in 2035, at which point he was orphaned, serving as leader of a group of juvenile bandits at the refugee camp. He was caught during an attempt to steal food rations from KR leader Gideon’s group. He used himself as bait to allow his other bandit members to escape, an act which moved Gideon so much that he pardoned him. Adel similarly was impressed by Gideon’s bravado, leading to him and his bandits to join the rebellion. He was assigned a role on the Rebellion’s Resource Collection Team to serve as watchdog for the argumentative and sometimes over-the-top Faiza. Often dispatched as a sniper.

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■ Enemies

Wolf Spider and Baby Spider

A spider-like giant creature. Its maximum width with legs extended is over 25 meters, and the sticky web released from its mouth and abdomen is resilient enough to immobilize PA-Gear. Wolf Spiders are most known for the numerous offspring that reside in their abdomen, known as “baby spiders.” (At around 2.5 meters in length, these “babies” are actually much larger than humans.)

Earth Defense Force: Iron Rain

Earth Defense Force: Iron Rain

It was initially thought that humans trapped in their webs were fed to these babies. In actuality, however, when a human approaches, the babies jump off the parent spider themselves and detonate their own bodies, spreading highly acidic body fluid.

Earth Defense Force: Iron Rain

Earth Defense Force: Iron Rain

Gargant

These skyscraper-like, mega-giant ravagers suddenly appeared on the US West Coast. Their 6 massive legs never stop moving, inflicting devastating damage wherever they go.

Earth Defense Force: Iron Rain

Earth Defense Force: Iron Rain

They are equipped with numerous lasers, and can emit powerful plasma blasts from their legs. Due to their size, simply walking creates shock waves capable of destroying surrounding buildings. They release countless ravagers, and are believed to also serve as a moving factory. Far superior to all previous ravagers, their armoring is strong enough to withstand tactical bombing from the Air Force, not to mention any attacks from ground units. For this reason, the extermination of these Gargants is the EDF’s top priority, with the Aggressor Research Department and EDF Weapons Lab working together under the orders of the EDF Science Department to develop new weaponry.

Earth Defense Force: Iron Rain

Earth Defense Force: Iron Rain

Earth Defense Force: Iron Rain is due out for PlayStation 4 in 2019.

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