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Oct 24 2012
By: Mercenary09 PlayStation MVP 3651 posts
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New Features Invade Earth Defense Force 2017 Portable on PS Vita

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+ Posted by Miki Takahashi // Assistant Producer, D3Publisher

 

Earth Defense Force 2017 Portable for PS Vita

 

The Earth Defense Force is back, and I’m here to tell you what to expect when it lands on PS Vita this winter! Earth Defense Force 2017 (“EDF3” in Japan) launched in 2007 as a third-person shooter developed by Sandlot and published by D3Publisher.

 

In Earth Defense Force 2017 Portable for PS Vita, the core of the game (the 3D arcade action and the system features) remain the same as in EDF2017, but by adding many additional features the game feels completely transformed and remastered. These additions include an online co-op mode, new missions, enemies and weapons, and a new playable character in Pale Wing.

 

Earth Defense Force 2017 Portable for PS Vita - Aerial AttackEarth Defense Force 2017 Portable for PS Vita - Rocket Launcher

Earth Defense Force 2017 Portable for PS Vita - Pale Wing

 

The story is set in the year 2017. The Ravagers — a vile alien race — are coming to Earth, and they have one thing on their minds: the complete destruction of mankind! In Earth Defense Force 2017, you are Earth’s last line of defense. You’ll be dropped into the shoes of a member of the Earth Defense Force. Your mission: stop the Ravagers from conquering Earth.

 

With the added online play, you can now play a co-op game with up to four players on your PS Vita, without giving up three quarters of your screen. New tactics and strategy are required when playing with friends, bringing a whole new experience to EDF2017 that I think players will love.

 

Every player can select their weapons, so the key to effective teamwork is to take advantage of each soldier’s attributes. There are also many new weapons that specialize in cooperative gameplay, including tools that assist and revive your fallen allies. You can chat with your friends in multiplayer, so it’s key to keep in contact and make a tactical battle plan. There is also a PvP multiplayer mode where you track your opponent on radar, then make the most of your weapons to go for the win.

 

Earth Defense Force 2017 Portable for PS Vita - PaleWingEarth Defense Force 2017 Portable for PS Vita - Enemy Ship

Earth Defense Force 2017 Portable for PS Vita

You can also unlock Pale Wing, the flying female playable character, after certain conditions are met. Pale Wing did not exist in the world of EDF2017, but she came flying from EDF2 into EDF3 Portable to help the troops out against the new threat. This character requires you to play the game differently, with her flying ability and new gear, so be prepared! Pale Wing has her own set of gear, such as the rapier and laser rifle, adding even more variation to the game’s 150+ weapons. You can even have all four players play as Pale Wing in multiplayer to create a complete Pale Wing Unit.

 

Earth Defense Force 2017 Portable is packed with new features. I think fans will be most excited about being able to play online with their friends, as EDF has always been a game that players have enjoyed sharing with others. For those new to the EDF world, welcome! I think you will find an over-the-top action arcade experience that will keep you coming back to your PS Vita for more. We look forward to sharing more of the game with you in the future, as we prepare for a PS Vita-exclusive winter launch. Let us know if you’ve played EDF, and which new features you’re most looking forward to!

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I'll be honest I didn't enjoy it so much on console but with the imrpovements and added features I think I will buy it for the Vita. It always seemed more like a portable game to me anyway.

 

Plus that new character is cool looking, I also do really love anything Co-op.

 


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Re: New Features Invade Earth Defense Force 2017 Portable on PS Vita

Oct 24, 2012

Looks pretty good to me. Specially the co-op feature wich i enjoy the most on the games.

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Oct 25, 2012

Very interested in this game.  Does seem like a good portable.  Coop games always worth a look IMO.  Going to you tube to look for vids......

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Re: New Features Invade Earth Defense Force 2017 Portable on PS Vita

Oct 25, 2012

Looks like a future buy but I will be busy are October 30th!

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Re: New Features Invade Earth Defense Force 2017 Portable on PS Vita

Oct 25, 2012
for $30. i'm definitely buying it.
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