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AirRaid
05-23-07, 11:30 AM
talk about
"I never in a million years saw THAT one coming"

A famous space shmup / shoot 'em up series becomes a turn-based hexagonal strategy game for PSP.


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http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/PSP/R-Type+Tactics/news.asp?c=3141

R-Type Tactics announced for PSP
A change of direction for the classic shooter franchise?

Product: R-Type Tactics
Developer: Irem
Genre: Shooter, Strategy

by Joćo Diniz Sanches

Irem has just revealed R-Type Tactics to the Japanese press. The latest instalment in the popular shoot-'em-up series, the screenshots of Tactics revealed so far (in the trusty Japanese magazine Famitsu) look suitably beautiful, but then graphical splendour has traditionally been a hallmark of the series.

As has relentless alien blasting, of course. However, the new game's name suggests a change for the series. Indeed, reports claim R-Type Tactics is a turn-based affair rather than the straightforward side-scrolling shooting action typically associated with the game's predecessors (which date back to the late '80s). This would certainly tie-in with the wi-fi multiplayer support the game is said to feature.

We'll keep an eye on this one and report back once we have more details.http://tinyurl.com/3dlllj
Holy $h|t
R-Type Tactics... R-Type. Tactics.

Looks like Irem wasn't kidding when it titled R-Type Final, the supposed final shoot 'em up in the long running, hard-as-hell sidescrolling series. Yes, details are scarce, but from what we can gather by these awful, awful scans from the latest Famitsu, R-Type is ditching twitch gameplay for a more chin-rubbingly strategic bent. Hex-based, turn-based and awesome-based, R-Type Tactics looks like a crazy cross-genre shooter that's just crazy enough to work.

I promise, I'll be watching like a hawk for any and all updates on R-Type Tactics. Keep your eyes peeled for news and the inevitable online campaign for a North American release.http://www.computerandvideogames.com/article.php?id=164635
New R-Type takes flight on PSP
Wednesday 23-May-2007 12:56 PM
R-Type Tactics looks to take the series in a new direction

PSP will be the home of the next R-Type game, titled R-Type Tactics, reveals the latest issue of Famitsu magazine.

Firm gameplay details are yet to be revealed, but the word 'Tactics' in the title suggests it being some sort of turn-based strategy battle game, a theory supported by one of the screens in a blurry photo of the magazine. Just look to the right at the screen above the black box - that looks like a grid-based battle system to us.

We'd hope that the traditional shoot-'em-up gameplay of the series isn't completely abandoned, but we'll have to wait and see.

Bad_Boy
05-23-07, 11:40 AM
looks awesome from the scans I saw.