‘R-Type Final 2’ Updates The Classic Side-Scrolling Shooter

by Gary Catig

The R-Type series began as an arcade game, but was eventually ported for home play on computers and the Sega Master System. The classic franchise is making a comeback via NIS America with a new installment hitting modern platforms.

R-Type Final 2 is coming to PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, PC, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S this Spring in North America, Europe and Oceania. Experience the legendary side scrolling elements of the original with updated visuals and gameplay. The game will have a performance-based difficulty system and gives players the ability to customize ships and pilots.

Key Features include:

  • Enhanced and Evolved – Experience R-Type’s explosive return on current platforms, where the frenetic action of the original games meets contemporary visuals and modern gameplay features such as evolving enemies.
  • Universal Challenge – The performance-based difficulty system adjusts to each player’s individual experience, making this game accessible to new and old pilots alike. When you’re done decimating the alien hordes, check out the worldwide leaderboard to see how you stack up against other pilots.
  • Customized Loadout – Personalize every element of your ship, including coloring, types of weapons, and decals. Additionally, choose among dozens of fighters that appeared in previous series installments, and even customize your pilot to your liking.

R-Type Final 2 will be available for preorder at participating retailers on October 29th.

Gary Catig

Gary Catig is west coast raised, east coast educated, and has a touch of southern charm. He has spent most of his adult life making science fiction a reality as an engineer conducting research in the military, microprocessor, and biotechnology fields. While currently living in San Diego, he enjoys all facets of pop culture including but not limited to comics, TV, movies, and music.

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