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#1 slidecage

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 01:41 PM

at least that is what gamefly just wrote and told me


looked like a nice game as well
WOOOO I STINK

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 01:49 PM

Noooooooooooo!

Chants of "EDF! EDF! EDF!" on the go vanishes...
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#3 SynGamer

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 09:41 PM

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February 2013 release date, which is roughly two months from now. I just can't see them canceling a project that close to release.

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#4 junghu

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 12:25 AM

Are you serious?

#5 SynGamer

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 12:35 AM

Nothing has been canceled. They posted the release date (February 2013) and the boxart back in November. The game has likely already gone gold or is close. You don't cancel a project that close to release.

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#6 Thoth

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 02:32 AM

Nothing has been canceled. They posted the release date (February 2013) and the boxart back in November. The game has likely already gone gold or is close. You don't cancel a project that close to release.


Star Fox 2, Half Life 2 on the Dreamcast, Star Wars Battlefront 3, that one NBA game...

#7 SynGamer

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 02:57 AM

Star Fox 2, Half Life 2 on the Dreamcast, Star Wars Battlefront 3, that one NBA game...


Um...Dreamcast kinda says it all. SWBF3 still had yet to enter the beta and final polish stages, not to mention financials were the root cause. And the NBA game you are referring to was canned because even management knew it was crap (paraphrased).

EDF2017P is a port, so there's really no way it can be "crap". If they've announced a February 2013 release date as of November 2012, then financials shouldn't be an issue since the game is practically done. Also, the Vita is established with well over 3 million units sold at this point, as well as a viable online distribution method, versus retail-only for the Dreamcast which was pretty much destroyed as soon as the PS2 was released.

I see no reason why this game would be canceled at this point...but stranger things have happened I guess :-P

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#8 Sonne

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 07:59 AM

Reallllly don't want this to be true. However, I wouldn't mind a "Very Easy" mode. I made it to the second to last stage on EDF: IA and I just gave up.

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 07:02 PM

Can't find the deal thread but newegg has it for $29.99 free ship pre-order.

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 07:41 AM

Amazon has Earth Defense Force 2017 Portable listed as "currently unavailable" for preordering. This isn't good.
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#11 junghu

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 07:29 PM

It's still on 3D publisher website as upcoming new release.

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 10:02 PM

Or it's going to be a PSN exclusive like some of the other Japan-centric Vita games, which you obviously wouldn't be able to rent from Gamefly.


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#13 dallow

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Posted 14 December 2012 - 07:48 AM

Yeah. It's now PSN only.
Luckily it's like 500mb.

#14 junghu

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Posted 14 December 2012 - 05:53 PM

Yeah. It's now PSN only.
Luckily it's like 500mb.


Source?

#15 dallow

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Posted 14 December 2012 - 09:04 PM

Source?


Notice the EU page:
http://www.uk.namcob...ses/for/ps-vita

Lists PSN next to Vita for it, whereas the other Vita games like Ridge Racer list Vita only.

With Gamefly cancelling rentals for NA. It's almost a guarantee here to.

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Posted 14 December 2012 - 09:42 PM

Yeah, especially with the recent announcement of EDF 2025. It's highly unlikely that D3 would completely cancel EDF2017 Portable, yet announce a new entry from the EDF franchise within a few days.

So, what does everyone think the price tag is going to be when it hits PSN?
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#17 junghu

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Posted 15 December 2012 - 04:49 PM

Fortunately I cancelled my order from newegg and got it from play-Asia

#18 dallow

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Posted 15 December 2012 - 06:46 PM

I'd import too. But would rather it be confirmed other regions would be able to play online with US players. Plus language.

#19 SynGamer

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Posted 15 December 2012 - 08:08 PM

Yeah, especially with the recent announcement of EDF 2025. It's highly unlikely that D3 would completely cancel EDF2017 Portable, yet announce a new entry from the EDF franchise within a few days.

So, what does everyone think the price tag is going to be when it hits PSN?


$29.99 seems like the best bet, but I would love to see this on sale for $19.99...

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#20 mrx001

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Posted 15 December 2012 - 10:53 PM

I would like to see the email and another concrete source before I take slidecage's word.

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Posted 16 December 2012 - 12:06 AM

I would like to see the email and another concrete source before I take slidecage's word.


Try reading the rest of the thread and you would see that all fingers point to a PSN/digital-only release.

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#22 mrx001

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Posted 16 December 2012 - 08:08 AM

Try reading the rest of the thread and you would see that all fingers point to a PSN/digital-only release.


I did -_-. Have the game preordered on NewEgg and I don't want to pay 40 for it.Hopefully it's just Europe.

#23 dallow

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Posted 16 December 2012 - 08:26 PM

I did -_-. Have the game preordered on NewEgg and I don't want to pay 40 for it.Hopefully it's just Europe.


Amazon just cancelled some orders as well.
I'm afraid Newegg is probably next. Ah well, I'm glad it's still coming.

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Posted 18 December 2012 - 02:46 AM

It's listed on the US Playstation blog as a choice for Most Anticipated PS Vita game in their 2012 Game of the Year voting.

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Posted 20 December 2012 - 07:35 PM

It now has a release date

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#26 mrx001

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Posted 20 December 2012 - 08:11 PM

No mention of retail release,dang.

#27 dallow

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Posted 20 December 2012 - 09:20 PM

It's digital, and $40.


Wow. Pass.
If they're saving on production costs, I'm not paying $40 then.

#28 SynGamer

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Posted 20 December 2012 - 09:50 PM

It's digital, and $40.


Wow. Pass.
If they're saving on production costs, I'm not paying $40 then.


Yeah. They missed an opportunity there. $29.99 and I *might* have considered it. I'll wait for a sale or PS+ deal.

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#29 jkam

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Posted 20 December 2012 - 10:55 PM

Well if it's digital only that explains the pre-order pulls.

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 05:58 PM

Yeah, not to jump on that bandwagon, but $40 for digital-only? I'm out.