R-Type Final 2 seen in action for the first time at TGS

Good Bydo. 

R-Type Final 2 got an airing at Tokyo Game Show today, and it's undoubtedly a very real, very playable prospect. What a time to be alive!

A crowdfunding campaign was kicked off earlier this year by Granzella - a team of veterans of the series and from original developer Irem - and met its targets soon after. And now, mere months later, a playable demo has been captured offscreen by Famitsu (and subsequently picked up by Gematsu) and kindly uploaded so the rest of us can no longer have any doubts that R-Type Final 2 is actually happening.

And it looks great, keeping to the more sedate pace of classic R-Type while adding in a level of visual splendour and technical clout that's new to the series. I'm somehow even more excited than before, and lord knows was I excited then.

R-Type Final 2 is scheduled for release towards the end of next year, with Xbox One, Switch, PS4 and PC the current target platforms.

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