R-Type Final 2 monthly development report: July 2019

The first in a series of monthly updates.

Granzella has published the first in a series of monthly development reports for its recently crowdfunded R-Type Final 2, which is coming to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch, and PC with an estimated release window of December 2020.

Get the full report below.

Here is the updated information for July 2019:

  1. Warm thanks for supporting our crowdfunding campaign
  2. Additional information on player fighters (RX-10, R-9Sk2, and so on)
  3. The questionnaire report #1
  4. The cover image of the month and the next update /event information

Warm thanks and announcement of the development kick-off

We’d like to say thank you for supporting our crowdfunding campaign.

The development of the R-Type Final 2 has kicked off, and now we are finally able to deliver the first progress report.

In the development progress report, which is scheduled to be updated once a month, we will not only report the development status but also create some opportunities to hear opinions and requests from the backers. By doing this, we’d like to develop R-Type Final 2 in cooperation with the backers.

We look forward to your continued cooperation with R-Type Final 2 and Granzella.

Once again, we’d like to thank all the backers for giving us the opportunity to create “R-Type Final 2”.

Development Status: Design of basic system and production of fighters

In June, we continued to design the basic system and create the fighters. We have almost completed the implementation of mechanisms of scrolling and enemy positioning.

R-Type Final 2

R-Type Final 2

We advanced the production of the following player fighters.

R-Type Final 2

R-Type Final 2

The player’s weapons and the enemy mechanisms are still in prototype states, and the provisional implementation is scheduled in July.
We also plan to adjust player fighters’ moving speed and the basic weapons in July.

To begin with, we will make one stage of the trial version of the game, including those incorporated provisionally, to be playable.

Remake Stages of R-Type Final

Here are the results of the questionnaire survey conducted last month asking about your desired remake stages of R-Type Final which was the stretch goal for $700,000 USD:

1 Stage 3.0 Battleship Raid 22.8%
2 Stage F-B Summer Night 20.1%
3 Stage 3.5 Forest Watchdog 11.7%
4 Stage F-C Wherever 10.8%
5 Stage 6.0 Floating Graves 7.2%
6 Stage 5.0 Dimension 6.0%
7 Stage F-A The Bydo… 5.4%
8 Stage 2.0 -2.4 Twisted Ecology 5.1%
9 Other 10.9%

Thank you very much for participating in the survey.

R-Type Final

R-Type Final

R-Type Final

By taking the balance with other remake stages into consideration, we will reproduce with cutting edge technology one of the stages that were ranked among the highest in the above-mentioned questionnaire survey and include it as an additional stage.
We will let you know as soon as we decide which stage we will remake, so please be patient for a little while.

Cover Image of the Month

The cover image of the month shows the biological enemy Gauper attacking the trans-dimensional fighter R-9A Arrowhead from the front. Behind the Gauper, you can see a swarm of Bydo System (α) Alpha approach. They can later be used as player fighters.

R-Type Final 2

Next Update / Event Information

In this first production report, we may not have been able to report adequately or properly address the content. In the future, we would like to report with more images and videos.

In addition, we are planning to exhibit the latest information of R-Type Final 2 at Zentame 2019, which will be held in Gifu Prefecture on Saturday, August 3 (Saturday) and 4 (Sunday). We also sell new T-shirts. Please come visit if you have a chance, though Gifu in August is very hot.

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