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R-Type Final 2 is being developed by Granella with the permission of Irem Software Engineering Inc. The game is the latest entry in the long running R-Type series of side-scrolling shooters. The problem is that Granella is a small studio, so they are starting a Kickstarter campaign to help fund the project. This is also to help ensure that the game can have a global release in the future. The game is planned to be coming to PC (Steam), Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4. Here’s the teaser trailer:

 

The R-Type Final 2 worldwide Kickstarter campaign will begin on June 3rd. It will start at 11:00 AM Eastern Time or 8:00 AM Pacific Time. That’s 3:00 PM Universal Coordinated Time and 24:00 in Japan. The funding campaign will last for about a week, but the end date has not been announced yet. Today’s press release also gives a sneak peek at some of the backer rewards that the campaign will have for those who donate. There are 14 backer tiers in all, with rewards ranging from digital and physical copies of the game, to soundtracks, hard cover art books, T-shirts and more. Here are the four backer tiers revealed in the press release:

Tier

Includes

$40
  • A digital copy of the game for PC (Steam), Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, or PlayStation 4
$80
  • A digital copy of the game for PC (Steam), Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, or PlayStation 4
  • A Digital Soundtrack Download
  • Hardcover Art Book
  • Your name in the game’s credits
$500
  • A digital copy of the game for PC (Steam), Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, or PlayStation 4
  • A Soundtrack CD
  • Hardcover Art Book
  • An R-Type Final 2 T-shirt
  • Kickstarter exclusive R-craft & Force that you can use in-game as DLC (gotten via a download code)
  • Your name in the game’s credits as a Special Sponsor
$2500
  • A digital copy of the game for PC (Steam), Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, or PlayStation 4
  • A Soundtrack CD
  • Hardcover Art Book
  • An R-Type Final 2 T-shirt
  • Kickstarter exclusive R-craft & Force that you can use in-game as DLC (gotten via a download code)
  • Operator will call your name in the starting sequence of the game (given via in-game password)
  • Your name in the game’s credits as a Special Sponsor

 

R-Type Final 2 aims to deepen the R-Type series and evolve the side-scrolling shooter gameplay. They want to make it the best R-Type game yet. The game will include fighter variations that the player can choose from. Depending on the one you choose, its equipped Wave Cannon will vary, and so will the Force (an unmanned unit that provides protection from enemy projectiles, and also fires laser beams at your foes). There are additional fighter variations to unlock, as well.

The game will have a “Real-time Level Function” that adjusts the difficulty automatically according to the player’s skill in the game. The difficulty level is displayed on-screen so players can check their score at any time. Of course, higher difficulty levels will earn you a lot more points. Players who are not yet skilled can also set a difficulty level cap if they wish. This prevents the game from getting too hard for them before they are ready. This feature is made entirely optional so it won’t affect skilled players who need a better challenge.

You can find out more at the R-Type Final 2 official website. Lastly, the press release also included some screenshots:

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