Earth Defense Force 2: Invaders From Planet Space Attacks PS Vita This Fall in North America

May 29, 2015 Written by Jason Dunning

To go along with their announcement of Corpse Party: Blood Drive coming to PlayStation Vita in North America, XSEED Games also announced that Earth Defense Force 2: Invaders From Planet Space is releasing on PS Vita in North America this Fall as well.

Developed by Sandlot, Earth Defense Force 2: Invaders From Planet Space is an enhanced version of Earth Defense Force 2, which released in Japan and Europe for the PlayStation 2 and later on PlayStation Portable.

Here’s what XSEED had to say about the game:

Standing as a direct predecessor to the series’ first North American release (Earth Defense Force 2017, known as Earth Defense Force 3 in Japan), and widely regarded by fans as the best entry in the franchise, Earth Defense Force 2 is making its way to the western hemisphere for the very first time with this greatly expanded remake. In Earth Defense Force 2: Invaders From Planet Space, players will take the role of one of three distinct military classes and fend off hordes of invading giant insects from a third-person perspective by way of conventional weaponry, armored vehicles, jetpacks, air strikes, trip mines, energy weapons, and more.

Originally released in Japan and Europe for the PlayStation 2 system and later making its way to the PlayStation Portable system, this definitive version of the game will arrive in North America for the PS Vita with a number of improvements and additions helmed by the original developers at Sandlot, including up to four-player online co-op, an entirely new Air Raider class, and a new English dub.

No pricing details were given for Earth Defense Force 2: Invaders From Planet Space, but it will be sold through both retail stores and the PlayStation Store.