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R-Type Is Back With Online Leaderboards On iOS

By Spencer . July 18, 2013 . 1:39am

Irem might be finished making R-Type games, but that doesn’t mean the Bydo Empire is done for. R-Type returns with an iOS version made by DotEmu, the company that brought Avenging Spirit and Raiden Legacy to iOS.

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R-Type And Other Irem Classics Live On In 3DS Pachislot Game

By Spencer . February 20, 2012 . 2:08am

Irem announced their first game for 2012 and it’s… another pachislot collection. Remember when Irem used to make games like Image Fight and R-Type? They do too and added some of their classics into Pachipara 3D: Ocean Story 2.

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Last Chance To Grab R-Type Off The Wii Virtual Console

By Ishaan . September 28, 2011 . 9:00am

Due to mysterious licensing issues, R-Type will only be available on the Wii Virtual Console until the end of the week.

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Retro Revival Developer Port R-Type To Android

By Ishaan . September 12, 2011 . 8:30am

The Android version of the game has been fitted with a new touch-control system and retains the features of the original game

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R-Type Locks On For Android Phones

By Spencer . August 26, 2011 . 12:46am

Touch the R-9a and the Dobkeratops.

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3D R-Type Shooter Coming To PlayStation Home

By Spencer . October 28, 2009 . 11:50am

Irem is sort of returning to their roots with a R-Type shooter for PlayStation Home.

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

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

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

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R-Type Dimension’s Crazy Cool Graphics Filter

By Spencer . February 4, 2009 . 12:21pm

Just got started with R-Type Dimensions and the neatest addtion is the graphics filter. This Xbox Live Arcade “game” is actually two games. Tozai Games remade R-Type and R-Type 2 with prettier 3D graphics for the Xbox 360.   Don’t like them? You can switch back to classic 2D graphics while you’re blasting the Bydo […]

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R-Type command one concept, one mission at a time

By Louise . May 16, 2008 . 4:26pm

One of the things I've grown to like about R-Type Command is that even though it may seem overwhelming and complex in the beginning, it gets even more complex than that. But the game doesn't inundate you with everything you need to know starting in the beginning. Instead, it slowly introduces new things one mission […]

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Relearning R-Type, learning R-Type Command

By Louise . May 7, 2008 . 12:18pm

I'm not new to the world of SRPGs, but sadly to say, I am new to the world of hex-grid-based space SRPGs.  Wow, that's a mouthful.  All I know about R-Type was that it was a shmup, but I guess that tidbit doesn't apply now that it's branched out to an SRPG.   Always one […]

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R-9 figure temporarily bundled with R-Type Command

By Spencer . April 30, 2008 . 12:39pm

Like R-Type? Then this awesome looking R-9 figure should appeal to you. Irem, the creator of the Bydo Empire shooting series, gave Atlus a bunch of the R-9 figures pictured above. Until they run out, you will get one when you purchase R-Type Command at Amazon, Gamestop and Gamecrazy (retail only). Canadian gamers can get […]

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PlayStation Store commands attention with R-Type Command demo

By Spencer . March 27, 2008 . 7:13pm

Sitting adjacent to Karaoke Revolution Presents: American Idol Encore downloads on the PlayStation Store is a trial edition of R-Type Command. Sure, a demo came out months ago, but that was in Japanese. The one freshly uploaded today is in English. So, if you’re on the fence about breaking into the Bydo Empire SRPG-style, download […]

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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 […]

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New screenshots of R-Type Tactics

By Spencer . May 29, 2007 . 3:19pm

Here are some more screenshots of Irem’s upcoming hex grid strategy game, R-Type Tactics. Besides playing against the computer R-Type Tactics also has an ad-hoc wireless battle mode where two players can fight head to head.    

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Clearer R-Type Tactics screenshots show the hex grid

By Spencer . May 25, 2007 . 4:56am

  While informative, the blurry magazine scan didn’t do R-Type Tactics justice. Famitsu posted up the same screenshots from the scan today, but their pictures have much more detail. You can see the horizontal hex grid, a handful of R-Type fighters at your command and if you’re an R-Type fan a familiar boss. The screenshots […]

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R-Type evolves from a shmup to a tactics game

By Spencer . May 23, 2007 . 4:46am

IceAmp sent over a scan (thanks!) of a new R-Type game for the PSP and it’s not sticking to the series shmup roots. Instead Irem is reinventing the wheel by bringing R-Type into the simulation genre with R-Type Tactics. It looks like the game is played on a hex grid instead of flying your ship […]

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