D3 Publisher has announced that they’re bringing a version of Earth Defense Force 2 to PlayStation Vita.

Released in Europe as Global Defence Force, and everywhere else as Earth Defense Force 2, an enhanced version of the title called Earth Defense Force V2 will be coming to PlayStation Vita this November. This release will include higher quality graphics, the new “Air Raider” class introduced in Earth Defense Force 2025, the option to play any single player mission co-op, a four-player online multiplayer mode and over four hundred different weapons.

The standard version is set to be priced at 5,616 yen (~$56 US), with a special “Double Enlistment Pack” priced at 7,538 yen (~$75 US).

Watch for more details on Earth Defense Force V2 as we near that November release window, as well as (hopefully) word on whether it’ll be getting a Western localization

  • Magnumstache

    I would buy this in a heartbeat. They buggered up the price with the 1st Vita game but I got it for <£10 and it was honestly one of the most brainlessly enjoyable Vita games I've played. The franchise is just perfect for portables.

    Magnumstache.

    • nonscpo

      The trailer didnt make it look very appealing to me, whats so great about this franchise?

      • Magnumstache

        Honestly? I don’t know.

        The games aren’t very well made and there is no real plot. However shooting wave after wave of giant insects, robots and UFOs is just good old fashioned fun and is insanely addictive. The games are like a crappy but enjoyable film – more than the sum of their parts.

        The games were originally B-tier budget games and were priced accordingly i.e. around £10. At that price they’re definitely worth a try, but they’ve been getting ideas above their station recently so the prices are creeping up.

        Magnumstache.

        • nonscpo

          So there more of an aquired taste then, in your opinion.

          • Magnumstache

            Definitely. Kayseur has it bang on – the games shouldn’t really work, but they do. They get the absolute basic actions – killing weird stuff in weird ways – bang on, so the lack of polish in other areas can be overlooked by many (myself included).

            Magnumstache.

      • Kayseur

        Those games are ugly, riddled with colision bugs, have stupid physics and weird dubs, bad 2D sprites, uncontrolable vehicles and much more. So the trailers *can’t* actually be appealing if you look at them the way you’d look at a regular trailer.

        But they’re fun. It’s like a bad Musou done in a TPS fashion. You shoot everywhere and chill out killing thousands of ugly giant bugs with hundreds of different weapons. And since it’s pretty arcade (as magnumstache said, there’s no story whatsoever), it’s good to have on a handheld: pick it up, kill some, and go back to whatever you were doing before.

        I can’t say it’s actually worth a full price though but… while I did pay full price (JP import, for physical) I didn’t regret it. But yeah, try it out before anything else, there are probably a lot of people who’d hate such games.

        • nonscpo

          My problem with games that kill time is that I already have a backlog of vita games. So Im obviously going to prioritize those games over a time-killer. The real issue is that now we are guetting too many games on vita and have to prioritize those day one titles with the inevetible $10-$15 clearance games on Amazon.

          • Kayseur

            I can definitly understand this. I’ve got way too many games to buy as well, but most of the time, even once I have them all, I end up playing my time-killer more than my serious games… Way to annoy myself haha.

          • nonscpo

            Yeah I know that feeling, so what games are you looking forward too in Q4 this year? Im looking foward to Dangan Ronpa 2, Senran Kagura Shinovi Versus, Senran Kagura Bon Appetit, and Freedom Wars. Although Im afraid I may have to postpone buying Hatsune Miku 2, I cant buy/play two rythm games at the same time.

          • Kayseur

            I already have SV (both), FW and Project Diva in japanese so those aren’t my priorities.

            But apart from them, there’re : Danganronpa 2, Akiba’s Trip 2, HDN Rebirth, Disgaea 4, Tales of Hearts R and hopefully OreShika 2 & Corpse Party Blood Drive. (BoS got released a week after its announcement so.)

            As for my imports, I plan on getting Dengeki Bunko FC, EDF V2, Phantasy Star Nova, a couple of VNs like Hanayamata, Monobeno and Flowers.

            Some of the localized ones are already out in NA but not in EU, so I’m counting them Q4.

            (Oh, and regarding PjD / Bon Appetit, I’d say the former is a MUCH better rhythm game than the latter. I’m not really a fan of Bon Appetit, it’s got lots of beautiful boobs, but apart from that, the musics were kind of bland imo because there are lots of instrumental-only tracks which isn’t my cup of tea. Plus the gameplay itself is just not as good as PjD.)

          • nonscpo

            Thanks I apprecite the opinion and the feedback 🙂

  • Anthony Brinklow

    I hope this comes West with a retail copy in US to import. Loved 2048 on Vita.

  • Kayseur

    Another game to add to my to-buy list. Surprisingly had lot of fun with Pale wing in 2017 (not so much with the foot soldier though, jetpack was awesome, but since this one has it from the beginning, yay).

    Sigh, there are way too many games getting released in October / November.

  • Slizarus

    I’d definitely buy it, I loved the EDF on Vita.