R-Type Final 2 last edited by GTxForza on 05/13/21 10:40AM 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) and stage DLC (featuring recreations of stages from past R-Type games, such as R-Type Delta and R-Type Leo).

Like its predecessor, the game includes over 100 ships to choose from, most of which are unlockable using a tech-tree system (and now a crafting system). At the game's release, not all ships were made available, as some required passwords released periodically by Granzella.

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).

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