Despite being revealed back in April 2019, R-Type 2 Final has been announced again and now has a release window of spring 2021 having originally targeted this winter. It’s also picked up a distributor, NIS America, which is probably why it’s be re-announced.
R-Type Final 2 is coming to PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and PC, there’s no new on whether the Xbox Series X|S versions are enhanced and no mention of a PS5 version, but it should work via backwards compatibility.
From October 29th your can pre-order a special edition of the game via the NISA Online Store, and there is also a limited edition which includes the soundtrack, art book and the usual bobbins.
Last year the developers Granzella held a successful Kickstarter for the game raising 224% over what the had planned and almost hitting $1m in funding. Kazuma Kujo is directing the project, he has a long history with series have previously worked on R-Tyle Delta, R-Type Final, and R-Type Tactics.
“The stages are rebuilt from scratch for the new game,” explained Granzella back in 2019, “As this is going to be the first R-Type game since 16:9 displays have become the standard, the screen structure will be reviewed to improve the playability and make the side scrolling shooter game more exciting and enjoyable. In addition, the stages that appeared in the earlier work will come back with new expressions and interpretations.”
“The mere basic functions of R-Type generate a lot of tactical features. We take our hats off to by the depth of the basic rules of R-Type created by our predecessors,” the add.
R-Type is the best side ways scrolling shooter and I’ll fight anyone who says otherwise. A version of the original game and it’s sequel were released on the PlayStation Store in the shape of R-Type Dimensions EX, which included a version with the original graphics and an enhanced version with better, although not stunning, graphics.
Source: Press release