A force to be reckoned with
Earth Defense Force 2017 Portable on PlayStation Vita drops you straight into the middle of a deadly attack by giant bugs and robots. And make no mistake, the PS Vita system's high quality touchscreen makes it just as terrifying as if you were watching it on a massive cinema screen.
Once you're on the field of action, nothing can prepare you for the shocking sight of colossal ants and spiders crawling all over the city landscapes. Able to fill the whole screen, these monstrosities send shivers down your spine from their sheer size, creepily believable animation and terrifying screeches.
If you've not dropped your PS Vita from this intimidating onslaught, Earth Defense Force 2017 Portable continues to impress with its amazing sense of scale. Large towns crumble from explosions, countless bugs swarm your brave army and massive mother ships dwarf everything in sight.
To keep you from feeling overwhelmed by all of these screen-shaking events, Earth Defense Force 2017 Portable features plenty of B-movie style comedy to bring a grin to your face. The tongue-in-cheek radio chatter is full of great sound bites, ranging from triumphant cheers to humorous remarks such as: "If we live through this, I'll take you out on a date!"
Saving Earth with style
Defending the planet from alien invaders is a big job - and now it's all in your hands. In Earth Defense Force 2017 Portable on PlayStation Vita it's up to you to save the Earth in 60 dangerous missions. Your duties range from destroying massive, laser-firing gunships to wiping out a citywide infestation of house-sized bugs.
To help keep your nerve in this close encounter, over 230 weapons are available to zap, squish or blow up your foes. You'll discover them during your missions, so pick up as many weapon icons as you can find during your fight. The same goes for handy armour icons and health boosts - and be sure to team up with any other Earth Defense Force members you see during the attack. The more soldiers you have with you, the greater your chances of survival.
You can equip two weapons at once, so choose wisely and aim for variety, such as a shotgun for close range fights and a rocket launcher for heavy duty attacks. If you keep failing a mission, rethink your weapon selection as there may be something in your armoury that can do a better job. And don't forget to use the variety of vehicles available, such as air bikes and tanks. Claim victory for the entire planet and buy Earth Defense Force 2017 Portable from PlayStation Store now.
Bug battling buddies
Taking on hundreds of giant, acid spitting ants and building-smashing robots can seem a little overwhelming in Earth Defense Force 2017 Portable. So don't be afraid to call on a few friends to help out via the online and local multiplayer co-op mode. Up to four players can join forces against the alien menace. Each of the 60 missions gives you a choice of five difficulty levels, with the more challenging ones providing chances for you to gain stronger weapons.
With three buddies at your side, strategy becomes essential to survive. Make sure each of you has weapons that can complement full frontal assaults and also deal with any unexpected situations. Sniper rifles are handy for long-range threats, while at least one of you should equip heavy duty weapons such as a flame-thrower or missile launcher for dealing with tougher enemies. Don't forget that rapid-fire assault rifles can be useful for taking out large numbers of beasties, too.
The short missions are perfect for quick blasts with your mates. And if you feel the alien threat isn't enough, you can also go head-to-head in the online and local versus mode. Choose your map and equipment and show your pals who's the best squad leader of them all - buy Earth Defense Force 2017 Portable from PlayStation Store now.