Forget about Mayan calendars and apocalyptic predictions – the insects are set to invade sooner than we expected. Namco Bandai has sent word that Earth Defense Force 2017 Portable – the PlayStation Vita port of Sandlot’s cult classic – will deploy in Europe on 16th January. Those of you lucky enough to live in North America will have an additional month to prepare yourself for the onslaught, when the title arrives on 12th February.

Alongside the release date announcements, the publisher also furnished our inbox with a batch of brand new screenshots. You can peruse the full itch-inducing selection through here.

Update: Actually, the game's out in North America on 8th January. Apologies for the confusion.