DotEmu, the developer responsible for the random iPhone port of the Zelda-
, is porting a much more recognizable game to the platform for its next release: IREM's epochal shmup, R-Type
. CEO Xavier Liard told Touch Arcade
, "We are very pleased to work on R-Type and to start our collaboration with Irem Software Engineering Inc." DotEmu didn't announce which of the many versions of R-Type
will be the basis of the port.
Having IREM involved seems like a good sign and, while the touch interface is not ideal
for shooting games, Space Invaders Infinity Gene
proved that it can
work, at least better than it does for platforming or run & gun games. Of course, R-Type
is really, really difficult, and the iPhone's controls aren't going to make destroying the Bydo Empire any easier.