Earth Defence Force 2017 Portable storming Europe in January

Yay, Namco has given Europeans reason to be cheerful in the bleak midwinter with a release date for Earth Defence Force 2017. Check back from your hibernation on January 16 to start blasting bugs and giant alien invaders.

It will be a digital PSN title, priced £31.99 and is an update on the PS3 game, it features seven new levels and the fan favorite Pale Wing (pictured) that lets players soar high over buildings in her jet pack and cause destruction from above. For the first time, save the world with your friends in online multiplayer for up to four players and players can play in co-op and versus mode.