The Madness of "Earth Defense Force 3 Portable" is PS Vita Bound
See screens for the franchise's Vita debut
D3 Publisher recently opened a teaser site, which reveals the impending fall 2012 release of Earth Defense Force 3 Portable on PlayStation Vita in Japan. This isn't the first time an EDF game has gone portable, but it's a franchise first for PS Vita.
For those who haven't played them, the EDF series hit North American shores a couple times in the past, with Earth Defense Force 2017 and the more recent Earth Defense Force: Insect Armageddon, both on Xbox 360. The games are super simple, pitting players against seemingly endless hordes of giant ants, UFOs, mechs, and even ruthless, city-stomping kaiju.
The teaser site has a placeholder for a promotional movie, which is scheduled to debut on June 14, so we'll see how EDF looks on PS Vita next week. The headline image is from Earth Defense Force 2 (Chikyū Bōeigun 2), part of the Simple 2000 series on PS2 in Japan and my personal first exposure to the EDF franchise. The games are mostly really fun in a simple and stupid way.
For now, have some Vita screens!
Joseph Luster is the Games and Web editor at Otaku USA Magazine. His blog can be found at subhumanzoids. Follow him on Twitter at @Moldilox.