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    Experience the return of the legendary side-scrolling shoot-'em-up series with R-Type Final 2, coming to PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PC and GOG in Spring 2021!



    Renowned for its colorful visuals and frenetic shooter action, this latest installment steps it up in its explosive debut on current platforms with 3D graphics and modernized gameplay features. The performance-based difficulty system, customizable ships and pilots, and classic R-Type trademarks such as the “Force” mechanic and an addictive gameplay loop make this a must-have title for new and returning fans alike.


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  3. wartutor

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    No ps5 release or was that missed? Either way i will get it as it looks awesome and i love these old side scrolling shooters
     
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    Awesome I loved the first one.
     
  5. JuanMena

    JuanMena Politically Incorrect ♥️
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    Cool!
    Now we need new Darius and Gradius/Parodius
     
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    >PC and gog
    I'm pretty sure gog is not a platform that is seperate from PC but aight.
     
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    Welcome back, R-Type! I better prepare for one more ride...
    DAY ONE!
     
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    Wow this looks really good, I love shumps.
     
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    Shmup lover here...

    This one looks awesome so far!
     
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    I'm a sucker for shmups. I bought sisters royale for the switch, and it's the main reason I own a jtag 360.
     
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    Lostbhoy HEY YOU GUYS!
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    I loved R Type and the SHMUP genre but I think that video doesn't do it justice. Is it just me or does it look rather slow and threadbare in gameplay compared to it predecessors?

    It looks lovely but SHMUPs should be frantic. I think they obvs concentrated more on the aesthetics than the gameplay.
     
  12. The Real Jdbye

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    Looks good. I love booting up a shmup on occasion when I'm bored.
    Is it just me though, or is the "modern" music in modern shmups just not as good? The chiptune tracks of retro ones just suited the genre much better and were much more catchy.
    Not exactly new but, have you seen this? https://store.steampowered.com/app/377870/DARIUSBURST_Chronicle_Saviours/
     
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    Finally some good news on this website!
     
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    I approve of this message for 2020. Let's shoot the damn birus away.
     
  15. godreborn

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    what's odd is that the 360 is a lot like the dreamcast with tons of shmup games that came out only in Japan from Cave, Milestone, and a few other companies. Otomedius Gorgeous is my favorite of the bunch, but I usually test out Death Smiles XX whenever I update my system to make sure everything is okay. however, I no longer have either game after an hdd crashed. :(

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    I think the reason has something to do with the high cost of development kits for the ps3 combined with it being a niche market. I know that's the reason there are thousands of indies on the 360. you had to pay some sort of license fee for $99/yr iirc on the xbox, but the development kits for the ps3 were around ten grand. the development tools on the 360 were also through windows, so anyone could make a game if they felt like it.
     
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    Maybe it will come as a game in-game in Cyberpunk 2077, starring Tera Patrick.
     
  17. shadow1w2

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    R-Type back from the dead!
    Been replaying a lot of R-Type lately, looking forward to this.
    Glad its coming to PC and Switch, more so GoG cause DRM free is nice.
    I hope they make an R-Type collection with all the games and spin offs like Leo and that turn based strategy game on PSP.
     
  18. LumInvader

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    Taken from 2003 interview with Kazuma Kujo, lead designer and producer of R-Type Final:
    http://shmuplations.com/rtypefinal/
    Kazuma Kujo is also credited as the lead designer of R-Type Final 2.
     
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    It'll be available for PS5, too. lol

    GOG deserves special mention because we all love non-DRM. In a sense, it is a different platform--where I am guessing the other is Steam.
     
  20. Scott_pilgrim

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    What about the scott pilgrim re release
     
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  21. JuanMena

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    Maybe... by the language he used, I'd dare to say that he was probably joking about the whole Final thing in the title.
    My only concern though, is that the time they took to make another R-Type game... the waiting... is almost legal. (Get it?)

    Why wait 17/18 years though?
     
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