Update: And just like that, the campaign has well and truly flattened its initial goal. This means that R-Type Final 2 is now definitely happening, arriving on Nintendo Switch with an estimated launch date of December 2020.


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The Kickstarter campaign for R-Type Final 2 is now underway, and wow is it off to a cracking start.

Hoping to see the latest entry in the beloved side-scrolling shooter series be fully realised, the campaign has just one week to raise the necessary funds. By 11th June, the project needs to bring in a whopping ¥45 million (approx. £328,000 / $416,000), which initially sounded like a pretty ambitious figure to aim for. Having checked in on the campaign today, though, we needn't have worried.

At the time of writing, the current total stands at just over ¥37,700,000. Considering it's only been up for a day, we're pretty confident that it'll smash its goal. There are several stretch goals that could also be reached including cross-platform leaderboards, additional subtitles, and reproductions of stages from classic games, so this could get even more exciting as the week goes on.

If you want to follow the campaign's progress, learn more about it, or perhaps even pledge your support, you can do so right here. We'll leave you with this campaign promotional video below.

Make sure to let us know if you'll be backing this one with a comment below.

[via kickstarter.com]