Earth Defense Force 5 details Gigantic Unloader Barga mecha, new alien species

Step into a 50 meter-tall humanoid crane.

D3 Publisher has released new information and screenshots of Earth Defense Force 5 introducing the “Flying Aggressive Alien Species” and “Mother Monster” enemies, and the “Gigantic Unloader Barga” ridable mecha.

Get the details below.

■ Primer

Flying Aggressive Alien Species

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Extraterrestrial life brought in by an alien civilization. It was the first confirmation of an aggressive creature with the ability to fly, and it is speculated that the threat that it poses far exceeds that of the Aggressive Alien Species α and Aggressive Alien Species β.

Since it was first sighted in South America, it has quickly spread throughout the world. Since it can fly, it has a wide range of actions, and it is believed that its contamination can spread quickly. Also, because it exposes a wide area to danger, its effect on citizens is significant. It should be considered a maximum priority extermination target.

Its combat abilities are exceedingly high, and it can shoot needles while floating at rest in the air. Its power has been confirmed as strong enough to pierce an AFV vehicle. Although giant, it can fly quickly. Because it was able to destroy the attack helicopters it engaged with, it is considered to have greater aerial combat ability.

Mother Monster

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A giant version of the Aggressive Alien Species α, discovered in an underground cave. Its total height is more than 50 meters. It is a giant incomparable to the Aggressive Alien Species α, which is only about 10 meters tall. Because it has dealt major damage to the troops it engaged with, it is considered to have high combat power.

The biggest problem posed by the Mother Monster is its ability to produce Aggressive Alien Species α creatures. A large number of Aggressive Alien Species α eggs have been confirmed in the underground cave. It is believed that they were all created by the Mother Monster. If left by itself, the creatures will multiply and bring about an irreversible situation.

Also, when confirming the existence of many Aggressive Alien Species α eggs, it is likely that the Mother Monster is in the vicinity. Swift extermination, let alone investigation, should be the maximum priority.

■ Vehicles

Gigantic Unloader Barga

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47 meters tall. A giant, humanoid crane. Its development was spearheaded by the government for the building of bridges and so on. An astronomical amount of funding was invested to complete its development, but safety and cost-related problems often occurred when putting it to use. Nearly unused, it was transferred to the Earth Defense Force. After this, almost as if its existence was forgotten, it was put to rest in an underground warehouse. But its potential was discovered as a weapon against the alien invaders, and it was re-adjusted.

Barga was not developed for use by the military, but by unlocking its safety device programs, it became possible to use as a weapon. The earth-shaking, city-destroying Erginus, and then Archeluth… this is the Earth Defense Force’s secret plan to stop them.

Earth Defense Force 5 is due out for PlayStation 4 in Japan in 2017.

View the screenshots at the gallery.

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