Earth Defense Force 2017 Portable releases on Vita today

Tuesday, 8th January 2013 17:35 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Earth Defense Force 2017 Portable will release on Vita today in North America, via the weekly PS Store update.

The game contains 60 missions, seven of which are new, and all can be played through five difficulty levels: easy, normal, hard, hardest, and inferno. The more difficult levels you play, the stronger weapons you’ll get, so by the time you reach inferno, you should be a well-equipped and seasoned pro.

The multiplayer allows for up to four players in co-op or versus mode.

If you purchase the game before February 4, you can download the following weapons for free:

  • Electro Paralyzer – A top-secret superweapon developed by the EDF, whose flare shells halt the target’s actions. The technology behind it is shrouded in mystery. Some say it was developed by a military genius, or its secrets gleaned from a downed Ravager scout. Extend its effects by hitting the target repeatedly.
  • Heat Blaster – A short-range laser gun, whose mighty firepower compensates for its limited range. It requires heavy equipment to recharge, making it impossible to reload on the battlefield. Pull the trigger to release all of its energy, or it can keep firing until you switch weapons.
  • Limit Booster – A data transmitter that sends a special program to vehicles in the vicinity (helicopters, bikes, Vegaltas), shutting down their safety overrides and unlocking their maximum capabilities. Multiple uses won’t increase the upgrade ratio, but will make the effects last longer.
  • Reverse Drone – An unmanned drone with a nanomachine capsule payload. It flies straight ahead to the nearest ally, and once it connects, it disperses the nanomachines to heal the target. Adjust the direction of fire to select your target.

The sequel, Earth Defense Force 2025, is slated for later this year.



  1. Eddie Rodrigues

    Most released titles on the Vita are downloadable only, no physical copies for a Portable Console game isn’t very smart, even more that Vita’s cards have a very limited space…

    #1 2 years ago
  2. SlayerGT

    Crap! I totally forgot when this was coming! #runs hastily to the house

    #2 2 years ago
  3. ps3fanboy


    you remember the psvita ridge racer?…. with the 3 race tracks and rest to buy online and retail more expansive to buy than buying the whole game digitally??(including all 9 tracks and cars)… i guess not. physical copies on the psvita is pretty much a joke. also little big planet vita need 1gb update now to work properly, the content on the flash card is buggy junk code.

    in a 10 years period when the patches needed is gone your left with a bug ridden physical copy… GREAT!

    #3 2 years ago

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