Rising Star Games has announced a release date for R-Type Tactics, the new PSP instalment in the classic side-scrolling shooter series.
R-Type first appeared in Japanese arcades back in 1987. It's gone through various iterations since then, but has always been about blowing up aliens.
In R-Type Tactics you play a commander leading a small armada on a mission to defeat the Bydo, a mysterious alien race intent on destroying humanity. There are many copies. And they have a plan.