R-Type Final 2 launches April 30 in the west

Western release set for one day after the Japanese release.

R-Type Final 2

R-Type Final 2 will launch for Xbox Series, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch, and PC via Steam, GOG, and the Epic Games Store on April 30 in North America, Europe, and Oceania, publisher NIS America announced.

In Japan, R-Type Final 2 was previously dated for release on April 29.

Pre-orders for the “Inaugural Flight Edition,” which includes the official soundtrack CD, a softcover art book, and a collector’s box, are available now at Amazon and GameStop. Pre-orders for the $84.99 limited edition are available at the NIS America Online Store.

Here is an overview of the game, via NIS America:

About

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.

Key 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 installments, and even customize your pilot to your liking.

If you missed it earlier, watch a new trailer here.

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