Japanese Games News Update:

Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum Session! coming west on November 2 - Gematsu

Earth Defense Force 5 coming west in 2018 - Gematsu

"Earth Defense Force 5 is coming west in 2018, D3 Publisher announced.

It should be noted that unlike recent western Earth Defense Force localizations, Earth Defense Force 5 appears to be self-published by D3 Publisher and not localization house XSEED Games.

Pre-orders are currently available on the U.S. PlayStation Store for a $59.99 standard and $89.99 Deluxe editions with a release date of December 31, which is the standard tentative release date for “within 2018.” It is unknown if there will be a physical release, given that it is being published by D3 Publisher themselves."