Earth Defense Force 3 to save the west

Good news! EDF3, which is about to set light to the Japanese charts (hopefully) will be sending reinforcements to the west with a Vita release. For no good reason it'll be called Earth Defense Force 2017 Portable, but hey, who's complaining.

Publisher D3 games mentioned the transfer on its Facebook page. Check out the recent live-action trailer and in-game trailer and screens. There's no sign of a date on the news, but I'd expect early 2013 to be a reasonable time frame.