Godzilla Defense Force
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Godzilla Defense Force (ゴジラ ディフェンスフォース is a mobile game developed by Neople and Studio 42 and published by the South Korean company Nexon. The game was soft launched in select countries on April 17, Gojira Difensu Fōsu)2019. It was later released worldwide in 7 different languages on Android and iOS on May 22 and 23, respectively. The game features over 70 kaiju from the Godzilla franchise.
Official app description on the Apple and Google Play stores:
|“||"Godzilla: Defense Force" is a stand-alone, base management game with TOHO's official IP! Defend famous cities from around the globe against gigantic beasts! Monsters from across the Godzilla series are on the move, and it's up to you to recruit these powerful beasts to save the world!
This game features Godzillas and other monsters from 29 different movies, from the original film in 1954 to the present day! Join forces with various allies, like MechaGodzilla and Kaiju! Defeated monsters can be collected as "Monster Cards," which can then be used as "Skills" or "Buffs" in various stages. Defeat and collect Monster Cards to unlock the "Codex," which contains detailed descriptions of all the monsters alongside images from their respective movies!
- Main article: Godzilla Defense Force/Codex.
- Godzilla Defense Force uses, or at one point used, a number of different or irregular English names for some monsters and vehicles. The majority of these were corrected in update 1.2.1.
- Gabara was called "Gavalla."
- Jet Jaguar was called "Jet-Jagger." This was instead changed to "Jet-Jaguar," still with a hyphen.
- Biollante's Flower Beast Form is called "Biollante (Plant Form)." This is somewhat misleading as the official Japanese name for her final form translates to "Biollante Plant Beast Form."
- Destoroyah's Aggregate Form was called "The Aggregate Destoroyah," despite the name of his Perfect Form being arranged normally as "Destoroyah (Perfect Form)." This was corrected to "Destoroyah (Aggregate Form)."
- SpaceGodzilla's name was spelled "Spacegodzilla," instead of the trademarked camelCase spelling.
- Monster X's name was spelled with a hyphen, as "Monster-X."
- The Dimension Tide was called the "Orbital Cannon."
- The game is also the first known piece of official media to provide certain English names for some specific forms and iterations of monsters or characters.
- It is the first known medium to use the English name "Modified Gigan" for Gigan's upgraded form from Godzilla: Final Wars.
- It is the first known medium to use the name "Mothra Leo" in English to refer to the initial imago form of the primary incarnation of Mothra featured in the Rebirth of Mothra trilogy. Prior to this game, the character's original imago stage has only been referred to in English as "Exceled Mothra," "Excelled Mothra," or simply "Mothra" in official media.
- It is also the first known medium to refer to King Ghidorah's younger form from Rebirth of Mothra III in English as "Cretaceous King Ghidorah."
- This marks the first instance of the Showa incarnation of the Xiliens actually being referred to under that name in an official medium. Prior to this, the Xiliens from Invasion of Astro-Monster have typically been called "Alien X," "Planet X People," or "Invaders from Planet X," with only their Millennium incarnation being referred to as "Xiliens."
- Godzilla Defense Force marks the first known video game appearances of Ganimes, Maguma, Sanda, and Gaira since the 1998 Dreamcast game, Godzilla Generations and its tie-in VMU game, Collect Godzilla: Giant Monster Assembly.
- Godzilla Defense Forces Tokyo stage contains the third video game appearance of the Godzilla Head.
- While the image for the Codex entry for King Ghidorah ('91) is correct, the image on his collectible card shows an image of the 1998 incarnation of the character. A similar error occurred in the PlayStation 3 and 4 Godzilla game.