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    R-Type Final 2

    Game » consists of 11 releases. Released Apr 29, 2021

    The sixth main installment of, as well as a crowdfunded revival of, the R-Type series of sci-fi shoot-'em-ups. Led by some of the team behind the 2003 game R-Type Final, R-Type Final 2 brings the action into full HD while bringing back the ludicrous amount of playable ships and introducing new customization elements and post-release updates.

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    R-Type Final 2 last edited by Nes on 08/12/22 03:20PM View full history

    Overview

    R-Type Final 2 is a sci-fi side-scrolling shoot-'em-up developed and published by Granzella (published by NIS America outside of Japan) for the Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and PC on April 29, 2021.

    The sixth main installment of Irem's R-Type series (led by some of the team behind the previous 2003 installment R-Type Final), R-Type Final 2 brings the series into full HD while including a heavy customization element (as numerous aspects of the game can be customized, including ship appearance, pilot appearance, custom courses, and the names of each stage). In addition, the game includes numerous DLC stages, most of which are recreations of stages from past games in the series.

    Like its predecessor, the game includes over 100 ships to choose from, each with their own unique weaponry. Unlike the original R-Type Final, in which most of the ships are unlocked through a tech-tree system, R-Type Final 2 combines a tech-tree system with a crafting system, as players earn resources through normal gameplay. Only half of the ships were made available in the game's release, with the remaining ships added through post-release updates (with the final one added on March 16, 2022). Three additional ships were made exclusive to certain crowdfunding backers through passwords, and some additional ships were added as DLC.

    The story further expands on the lore of "Operation: Last Dance", the counter-attack investigated in the game's predecessor.

    R-Type Final 2 was originally part of a Kickstarter campaign throughout 2019, receiving ¥98,863,825 in funding (with an additional ¥31,508,103 in two additional crowdfunding rounds).

    Homage Stages

    Stage Pass Volume One

    All of these stages are prefixed with "X".

    1. Flame-Engulfed Arms Factory - Based on the the 4th stage from R-Type III. Included in DLC Set 1, released with the game's launch.
    2. Inside of Ruins - Based on the 5th stage from R-Type Leo. Included in DLC Set 1, released with the game's launch.
    3. Crazed Craft - Based on the 1st stage from R-Type Delta. Included in DLC Set 2, released on June 4, 2021.
    4. Warship Out Of Hell - Based on the 3rd stage from R-Type. Included in DLC Set 2, released on June 4, 2021.
    5. Distorted Ecosystem - Based on the 2nd stage from R-Type Final. Included in DLC Set 3, released on July 9, 2021.
    6. Resource Quarry Ruins - Based on the 4th stage from R-Type II. Included in DLC Set 3, released on July 9, 2021.
    7. Encounter - Based on the 1st stage from R-Type. Included in DLC Set 3, released on July 9, 2021.

    Stage Pass Volume Two

    All of these stages are prefixed with "Y".

    1. Azure Grotto - Based on the the 2nd stage from R-Type II. Included in DLC Set 4, released on October 15, 2021.
    2. Materialized Virtual Training Space - Based on the 3rd stage from Image Fight. Included in DLC Set 4, released on October 15, 2021.
    3. Geirrod Fortress Strategic War - Based on the Geirrod Fortress in R-Type Tactics II. Included in DLC Set 5, released on January 28, 2022.
    4. Corrosion - Based on the 4th stage from R-Type Delta. Included in DLC Set 5, released on January 28, 2022.
    5. Forgotten Lab - Based on the 4th stage from R-Type Final. Included in DLC Set 6, released on February 24, 2022.
    6. Pluto Outer Base Glitnir Strategic War - Based on the Glitnir Fortress in R-Type Tactics II. Included in DLC Set 6, released on February 24, 2022.
    7. Bio-Cavity - Based on the 2nd stage from R-Type. Included in DLC Set 6, released on February 24, 2022.

    Stage Pass Volume Three

    All of these stages are prefixed with "Z".

    1. On a Shining Green Planet - Based on the the 1st stage from Battle Chopper. Included in DLC Set 7, released on August 10, 2022.
    2. Deep Sea Ruins - Based on the 5th stage from In The Hunt. Included in DLC Set 7, released on August 10, 2022.
    3. ??? - Will be included in DLC Set 8.
    4. ??? - Will be included in DLC Set 8.
    5. ??? - Will be included in DLC Set 9.
    6. ??? - Will be included in DLC Set 9.
    7. ??? - Will be included in DLC Set 9.
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