French retrogame porting studio DotEmu announced today that it plans to release Irem's classic arcade shoot-'em-up R-Type 2 for iOS and Android devices "soon," following up on its recent launch of the mobile brawler compilation Double Dragon Trilogy.
Released in arcades in 1989 (and later semi-adapted for the Super NES in 1991's Super R-Type), R-Type 2 improves on its predecessor's horizontally-scrolling formula with new power-ups, weapons, and screen-filling boss battles. Veterans of 2009's XBLA compilation release R-Type Dimensions can attest that R-Type 2 is a far more difficult game than the original R-Type, and DotEmu's upcoming port is likely to inspire new waves of agony and and teeth-gnashing worldwide.
DotEmu plans to offset R-Type 2's difficulty with an optional auto-fire feature, along with an "unlimited" mode that offers players infinite lives. The new mobile port also features unlockable achievements, worldwide leaderboards, and support for Bluetooth controllers.
Paris, France – January 29, 2014 – DotEmu, developer and publisher specializing in modern releases of beloved retro games, proudly announces the impending debut of R-Type II on iPhone, iPad and Android devices. Initially developed and published by IREM in 1989, this shoot'em up quickly became a classic in the arcade and on the Amiga, Atari ST and Gameboy.
Two years after R-Type, the Bydo Empire is back for more! Man your spaceship and take on the Bydo with new weapons (Search Laser & Shotgun Laser) and a new bomb type. Collect a plethora of items and powers-up across various improved sets and make your way to the top of the leaderboard!
R-Type II will soon be available on iPhone, iPad and Android devices. Get ready for an awesome challenge!
DotEmu, a publisher/developer has the mission to bridge the gap between the best of the old video games on today and tomorrow devices: Flash, iPhone and PC. In May 2010, DotEmu opens its own gaming digital distribution shop and distributes today over downloadable 200 titles. DotEmu has worked on several projects including Street Fighter II – Champion Edition on Adobe Flash, R-Type, X-MEN and Another World on iPhone, and Boulder Dash on various platforms. Created in early 2007, DotEmu provides service, technologies and products to customers in Europe, USA, and Japan.
- Key specs
- Form factor Tablet
- Operating system iOS (8)
- Screen size 9.7 inches
- Storage type Internal storage (16 GB, Flash)
- Maximum battery life Up to 10 hours
- Dimensions 9.4 x 6.6 x 0.24 in
- Weight 0.96 lb
- Announced 2014-10-16
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