Earth Defense Force 2017 Portable Out Today; Here’s A Trailer

By Ishaan . January 8, 2013 . 2:00pm

Earth Defense Force 2017 Portable is out for the PlayStation Vita today, and D3 Publisher have released a launch trailer for the game, which you can watch below:



As previously detailed, Earth Defense Force 2017 Portable is a port of Earth Defense Force 2017, originally released in 2007 for the Xbox 360. The Vita version adds new missions, enemies, the return of the Pale Wing unit as a playable character, and also has co-op and versus multiplayer modes.


If you pick up Earth Defense Force 2017 Portable before February 4th, you’ll also get access to free DLC of four weapons—the Electro Paralyzer, the Heat Blaster, the Limit Booster and the Reverse Drone. After Feb 4th, each of those will cost $0.99 to download.

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  • Testsubject909

    Still on the fence about this one.

    Because of it’s digital nature, I actually can wait it out pretty much nigh indefinitely without much worries and the starting price of 40$ is a bit on the painful end, moreso when I’ve seen in forums that retailers were taking pre-orders for a non-existing retail format for 30$, though I wonder if that was an estimated price or if that was the price they were told the game would retail for.

    And then there’s the fact that my 4GB memory card for the Vita is pretty much full with around 200MB free.

    Thankfully bandwidth isn’t an issue for this title but still. Though I do have until the 4th of February until I can decide.

  • Alex Sargeant

    Undecided on whether this version is too expensive, or the original release was way cheaper than it should’ve been. I think the addition of online coop and Pale Wing is enough of an addition.

    • Juan Manuel M. Suárez

      It’s too expensive, you can get it on Steam for $9.99. Extras and whatever can’t amount to +$30 over the price~.

  • Captain_Jiruo

    I really wish there was a demo for this right now. It seems interesting but I can’t pay that much when it looks so cheap without playing it first.

    • I want a demo too.

  • neo_firenze

    Worth mentioning that if the time-limited free DLC is available on the Playstation Store like most games’ DLC, you can download it now and it will remain attached to your account (including to re-download) if you pick the game up later. This obviously wouldn’t be true if the only way to buy DLC is through an in-game menu.

    I’ll give this one some thought… $40 seems pretty steep for a port of an older game that was a budget release. But then again, blasting bugs sounds like it would be pretty well tailored to portable play.

    I’ve also been pretty hooked on Tank! Tank! Tank! for the past couple weeks, which although it’s more of a blue-skies arcade take on the city-invading insect (and robo-gorilla!) theme, has a lot in common with EDF. Not sure whether I see that as a point in EDF’s favor, since I’m currently very into bug blasting, or against it because I’ve already got Tank! x3 to satisfy my exterminator urges…

    • Captain_Jiruo

      The DLC is not in the store right now on it’s own, It looks like it’s bundled into the game.

  • Carlos Escalante

    I WANT this game…..and I have the money to buy it. But seems $10 to expensive. I know it has tons of replay value and have never played an EDF game before…..but still…

  • psycho_bandaid

    Agh I dont have the space on my memory stick for this right now. Gonna have to bump off a psp game or something.

  • tubers

    So this is one of those games where graphics don’t matter? Hmm..

    • Testsubject909

      Actually this is one game where graphics can get in the way.

      The camp value is in part thanks to the low level graphics and some lack of details. Fall from a skyscraper? Don’t even bend your knees when you land and keep on walking. Giant robot about to shoot you? Fire at it with a machine gun and watch it spaz since it continuously restarts it’s staggering animation. Buildings in your way? Destroy em and watch as your path is cleared without a single spec of dust from it’s collapsing structure getting in the way of your next shot.

      No frustration, all fun, all camp. If that doesn’t sound like something you’d enjoy. You’re better off not getting this game.

      If you’re ready to go hunting for dozens to hundreds of ants, spiders, giant robots and flying sentries on screen who can be on screen simultaneously thanks to the low graphics making it less intensive on the hardware’s capabilities giving that great adrenaline rushing sensation of a one man army fighting against all odds on a massive alien invasion that swarms over you, causing tons of buildings to collapse and gigantic explosions to go off everywhere, then by all means. Pick it up and get ready to scream like an idiot!

      EDF! EDF! EDF!

      • Ladius

        I couldn’t have explained it better, EDF all the way :)

      • tubers

        IDK.. for forty bucks.. not yet I guess.

  • Ladius

    I loved the original version, and I can’t wait to blast more gigantic spiders in this handheld port :) Hope it will be released on the European PSN soon.

  • I’m tempted to get this just to play online and find some friends to play vita games with.

  • Sergio Briceño


    This game looks so fun. Monsters, helicopters, troopers, cities being destroyed. I used to sit back and look at the old good games and wonder when we took the wrong turn and games had to have over the top experiences (and not fun) in order to be good. I’m glad when from time to time I don’t have to look back.

    I think we need more games like this.

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