April 2021 Release Confirmed for R-Type Final 2

Publishing something a tad different from their usual compilation of JRPGs, Nippon Ichi Software America has today confirmed the Granzella Inc developed Shoot ’em up R-Type Final 2 will be available on 30 April 2021. This release date is simultaneous across all five supported platforms – the PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S and Windows PC, and shall cover North American, European and Oceanic territories.

R-Type Final 2 is a 1-player shoot ’em up which will feature English and Japanese voice overs, in addition to Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese and Korean subtitles.

Along with the game’s standard release, two special editions will be offered while stocks last. These include the Inaugural Flight Edition (Limited to select retailers) and the Limited Edition (Exclusive to the NIS America Online Store). You can read more about these below:

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The Inaugural Flight Edition includes:

  • R-Type Final 2 for Nintendo Switch, PS4, Xbox One or Xbox Series X|S
  • R-Type® Final 2 Official Soundtrack
  • The Artwork of R-Type® Final 2 Softcover Art Book
  • Collector’s Box
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The Limited Edition includes:

  • R-Type Final 2 for Nintendo Switch, PS4, Xbox One or Xbox Series X|S
  • R-Type Final 2 Complete Soundtrack
  • The Artwork of R-Type Final 2 Softcover Art Book
  • Metal Earth R-9A Model
  • “33rd Anniversary Pilot Tag” Dog Tag
  • Collector’s Box

Want to know more about the game? Below you can find an official synopsis and preview screenshots:

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About R-Type Final 2

The legendary shoot-’em-up hit is back with unparalleled R-Type experience! As the latest installment of a series renowned for its colorful visuals and frenetic shooter action, R-Type Final 2 steps it up in its explosive debut on current platforms with 3D graphics and modernized gameplay features.

New and old players alike can shape their experience to their liking with the performance-based difficulty system and customizable ships and pilots, while experiencing classic R-Type trademarks such as the “Force” mechanic and an addictive gameplay loop.

Navigate an entire universe of new and classic stages, face enemies that evolve with your performance, and blast the competition away with worldwide leaderboards in this successor to the acclaimed R-Type franchise.

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Promoted Features:

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 instalments and even customize your pilot to your liking.

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