Definitely our Type of game
The return of R-Type is a welcome treat for fans of the shmup genre, and this April we’ll all get treated to R-Type Final 2, the latest entry in the long-running shoot ’em up series, regardless of which console or PC we own. There’ll even be an exclusive “Special Chronicle Box” that includes a whole ton of swag. Including, very relevantly, a mask (which only serves as a stark reminder of the peculiarity of the time we live in).
R-Type Final 2 is a slick and modern-looking take on the classic formula we know and love so well. Rather that the more recent trend of bullet-hell, lead designer Kazuma Kujo has confirmed that the game will have a more traditional style.
There’ll be a lot more emphasis on how exactly enemies are killed and with which weapons, rather than evading a wall of projectiles. One example includes enemies spawned from the remains of defeated foes, thereby increasing the difficulty exponentially. Stages themselves are promised to adapt and evolve along with the player’s skills. New types of weapons and ships will be unlocked as you progress through the game’s main campaign. Best of all, if you’re feeling extra twitchy, fret not as we’re still promised extremely fast-paced gameplay with lots of difficult-to-dodge bullets flying hither and yon. Even more stages are promised after the game’s final release, but the details of these (such as whether they will be free DLC or an update) are still vague.
Check out the trailer below to get an idea of what you can expect. Keep up with the game’s development by visiting the official site. Let us know in the comments if you’ll be picking this one up when it finally lands!