D3 Publisher has ported the previously Xbox 360-exclusive Earth Defense Force 2017 (Earth Defense Force 3 in Japan) to mobile phones in Japan, keeping the original's 3D graphics and refusing to shrink its massive alien bugs. So far, the cell phone version seems surprisingly faithful to the console edition, even featuring an identical HUD.

Unbeknownst to me, D3P released the previous two previous EDF games to mobile, too, and even maintains a cell phone line of Simple series budget games just like on the PlayStation 2, Nintendo DS, and other consoles, except with a few adult games snuck into its catalog.

You can see more EDF 2017 mobile screenshots below and on D3P's official Japanese site. Hopefully, the publisher will jump on the bandwagon with bringing its mobile games to the iPhone and we'll eventually see this cult favorite on the U.S. App Store.

[Via Siliconera]