A Taste Of R-Type Tactics II: Operation Bitter Chocolate

By Spencer . July 31, 2009 . 10:06am

imageHungry for a R-Type Command sequel? On October 27 Irem is going to serve R-Type Tactics II: Operation Bitter Chocolate to Japanese retailers.


The sequel has the force of Earth, Bydo Empire, and Granzela army locked in a hex grid war. Gameplay looks similar to the previous game with the added 3D cutscenes shown in this trailer.


In addition to releasing R-Type Tactics II in stores, Irem is preparing a downloadable version scheduled to come out on the same day. A boxed copy costs 5,040 yen ($53) while the downloadable release goes for 3,800 yen ($40).


It’s too early for news about an international release, but Atlus has been localizing lots of Irem games lately. The only thing that might not make it over is the subtitle. Operation Bitter Chocolate, the R-Type sweets April Fool’s Joke, heroes named after bakery goods… Irem has a strange obsession with food.



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  • http://shmups.system11.org/ UnscathedFlyingObject

    I translated the trailer for those of you wondering. It’s post #18 towards the bottom.


  • symytry

    Irem has certainly found a home on PSP. I’m not sure if the less than 10k sales of the first game warrant localizing this sequel however.

  • http://johan.playoldgames.net/blog/ extrarice

    Wasn’t interested the first time around, will pass on this one.

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