Atlus picked up R-Type Command from Irem, localized it, and published the PSP title in North America. Nothing has been said about the sequel, R-Type Tactics II: Operation Bitter Chocolate, but it appears the game is heading overseas without help from Atlus.
The ESRB rated R-Type Command II for PSP with Irem as the publisher. That’s odd since Irem doesn’t have an office in North America. Perhaps, Irem is beginning to distribute their PSP games on their own via PlayStation Network. If that’s the case, I wonder who is localizing R-Type Command II and when Disaster Report 3, which was released half a year before R-Type Command II, will get a proper English version.