Granzella has announced R-Type Final 2 for PlayStation 4. The company plans to launch a crowdfunding game for the shoot ’em up sequel in May.
While it is now April Fools’ Day in Japan, the announcement of R-Type Final 2 does not appear to be an April Fools’ Day joke. (Update 04/01/19 at 10:00 a.m.: Granzella’s Kazuma Kujo has confirmed that Granzella was not able to participate in April Fools’ Day this year.)
Get the teaser trailer and details below, via the official website:
The latest work of the legendary shooting game, R-Type Final 2 has kicked off!
Granzella has started planning to bring out the latest work of the milestone in side-scrolling shooter games, R-Type, which went out into the world in 1987.
In this latest version of R-Type game, all the player fighters that appeared in R-Type Final, expressions of attacks, operability and the exhilarating feeling of the gameplay will be intensified.
In addition, more customizable elements will be available for the player fighters.
The stages are rebuilt from scratch for the new game. As this is going to be the first R-Type game since 16:9 displays have become the standard, the screen structure will be reviewed to improve the playability and make the side scrolling shooter game more exciting and enjoyable. In addition, the stages that appeared in the earlier work will come back with new expressions and interpretations.
Though the difficulty level of the game is originally high, this game allows the player to set a difficulty level from a wider range according to his or her ability.
The higher the difficulty level, the more scores the player will get. It also enables the players to compete the scores with R-TYPE pilots from all over the world.
The Best R-Type We Can Make Now!
Now that the wide screen aspect ratio of 16:9 has become standard, side scrolling shooter games will evolve into something more exciting.
Wave Cannon attacks by trans-dimensional fighters equipped with firepower equivalent of that of a battleship. This game is thoroughly focused on expressions of how enemies are destroyed. The feeling of exhilaration in the destructions is thoroughly pursued.
The Stage Dominated by Decaying Organism. As new enemies are generated from carcasses of the enemies, the more the player plays the game, the stronger enemies he or she gets. Not only the player’s fighter, but also the stages will evolve. That’s R-Type Final 2. Moreover, new stages are planned to be added after the release of the game.
Enhanced playability, full of exciting and enjoyable elements
The level of difficulty is automatically adjusted according to the player’s ability. Exquisite gameplays will be met with higher difficulty levels which offer explosive increase of the scores. It guarantees high playability of the game by Score Attack. On the other hand, those who are not familiar with R-Type and who are new to play side scrolling shooter games are given a moderate level of difficulty so that they can avoid a gameplay that is “too difficult to play.”
The gameplay in which players make full use of Wave Cannon and Force to defeat formidable enemies remains alive. The game will be carefully created to bring about maneuvering and game development that are unique qualities of side scrolling shooter games.
Successive trans-dimensional fighters make renewed appearances!
Dozens of fighters that appeared in the previous series are planned to make renewed appearances. A greater variety and expressions of the Force and Wave Cannons to be available. Colors and decals changeable as you please.
—R-9A Arrow Head: A Discharged Arrow
It was originally an aircraft designed to work in outer space but was evolved and developed as a fighter fighting against the Bydo. It was the first fighter deployed in actual fighting. R-9A Arrow Head is considered to be the ancestor of all R-fighters that will appear in the games in the future.
It can be equipped with the Wave Cannon (which is later referred to as Standard Wave Cannon), Round Force, Homing Missile, Bit Devices, and so on.
—R-9D Shooting Star: The Sky Destroyer
It is mounted with long range precision firing equipment. The fighter uses Defensive Force that has a great protection against missile attacks from the enemy. (In the image, the Force is equipped in the rear part of the fighter.)
—R-9W Wise Man: A Ruthless Wise Man
It is the successor of R-9A series. All the optical weapons have been enhanced compared to R-9A series, allowing the pilot to maneuver the orbit of the Wave Cannon.
—R-13A Cerberus: Jet Black Thunderstroke
R-13A Cerberus has increased its destructive power by absorbing powerful destructive impulse of Bydo, the enemy organism, more than an ordinal R-fighter does. Anchor Force with higher Bydo coefficient requires being wire-guided from the fighter. It is equipped with the Lightning Wave Cannon that has the homing ability.
Planning to Launch a Crowdfunding Campaign
We are planning to run a crowdfunding campaign to elicit cooperation from R-Type fans for “Project R”–Granzella’s New R-Type production project.
The next update is scheduled around May. We kindly ask for your cooperation.
View the first screenshots at the gallery.