R-Type II coming soon to iOS and Android

Remember the 1989 arcade shooter R-Type II from Irem? If not, you're about to get a re-introduction.

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Remember the 1989 arcade shooter R-Type II from Irem? If not, you're about to get a re-introduction, as porting studio DotEmu is bringing Irem's shmup sequel to both iOS and Android. First released in arcades back in 1989, the game has you once again hop into a singular space ship, facing off against the vile alien Bydo Empire.

With a higher difficulty setting than the original game, R-Type II provides players with a series of new weapons to push back the aliens, including a devastating new bomb type, as well two additional main weapons, the Shotgun Laser and Search Laser.

Other features for the mobile version include an optional auto-fire feature, as well as an 'unlimited' mode that provides infinite lives. It will also support unlockable Achievements through GameCenter and Google Play, along with worldwide leaderboards and support for various Bluetooth controllers.

There's no word on a firm release date, but DotEmu says to expect the port "soon."

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    February 4, 2014 11:00 AM

    Robert Workman posted a new article, R-Type II coming soon to iOS and Android.

    Remember the 1989 arcade shooter R-Type II from Irem? If not, you're about to get a re-introduction.

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      February 4, 2014 11:21 AM

      as long as they don't put some terrible tilt control mechanic in i think we're good

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      February 4, 2014 11:22 AM

      The snes version had some of the best music of any game

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      February 4, 2014 11:52 AM

      Any relation to Nanette Workman

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      February 4, 2014 12:43 PM

      Will it be free to play?

      "Press and hold to charge a shot. Fully charged shots are ready in 3hrs.. Or use and R-gem (99c each) to fire straight away!"

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        February 4, 2014 1:22 PM

        * You'll be able to see the first 33% of a spray pattern. $.99 to see up to 45% or $1.25 to see 100% of the pattern and dodge bullet-hell like a pro!

        * IAP to unlock each upgrade option

        * IAP to Unlock the jukebox

        * IAP to be able to start from the last level you completed

        * IAP to play the game upside down

        * IAP to remap your buttons

        * IAP to switch between the awful HD graphics and the original, and cooler, original 16-bit graphics

        * IAP to swtich between the lame reimaged music and the original soundtrack

        oh, I could go on

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      February 4, 2014 12:45 PM

      I want R-Type final to be re-released.

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        February 4, 2014 6:35 PM

        this, my PS2 died shortly after release

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      February 4, 2014 2:05 PM

      Or just use Mame...

      But this is a very hard, twitch reflex game, and vitrullay impossible to play with touch controls.

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      February 4, 2014 5:26 PM

      I just need a transparent finger to play these games. I did pick up an iMpulse though, dont use it much. http://www.impulsecontroller.com/

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