Watch: R-Type Command unveiled for North America

By Spencer . February 13, 2008 . 12:49pm

A standing retail rumor pointed to Atlus making a deal with Irem for R-Type Tactics last year. Today, Atlus officially announced R-Type Tactics under its new name, R-Type Command. Name change aside, the portable, tactical experiment with the R-Type franchise is scheduled to come out on May 6. As a twist on the series players get to control the forces of Earth (read: a group of R9 fighters) in one campaign and the empire of Bydo aliens in another.



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  • yesssssssssssss! i tried to play the import, but it’s not very friendly to those of us who only read katakana. this is great news- games like this would never, ever have come to the US 10 years ago.

  • Whew! The rumors seemed too specific to be spurious, but as time went by with no announcement, I was worried that something had cropped up to delay or cancel the game.

  • $40 seems a little steep but who knows, it looks like it could be worth it.

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