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Update: NIS America has just confirmed that the game will launch in the U.S. on April 30th.

It will ship in two physical variants. The 'Inaugural Flight Edition' will include:

  • R-Type Final 2 for Nintendo Switch™/PS4™/Xbox One/Xbox Series X|S
  • R-Type® Final 2 Official Soundtrack
  • The Artwork of R-Type® Final 2 Softcover Art Book
  • Collector's Box
In Flight

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While the Limited Edition contains:

  • R-Type Final 2 for Nintendo Switch™/PS4™/Xbox One/Xbox Series X|S
  • R-Type Final 2 Complete Soundtrack
  • The Artwork of R-Type Final 2 Softcover Art Book
  • Metal Earth® R-9A Model
  • "33rd Anniversary Pilot Tag" Dog Tag
  • Collector's Box
Le Final

Original story [Wed 27th Jan, 2021 10:30 GMT]: It's been nearly two decades since R-Type Final first released. Intended as the last main entry for the R-Type series, naturally, that hasn't quite gone to plan.

We've not seen any new entries since 2009's PSP tactics game R-Type Tactics II: Operation Bitter Chocolate, but after a successful Kickstarter campaign two years ago, Granzella's R-Type Final 2 is almost here – it arrives on April 29th in Japan.

This news comes from Weekly Famitsu's latest issue, which also confirmed R-Type Final 2 is getting a physical release. No further details were offered on what that edition contains, though we'll likely discover more closer to launch.

Sadly, there's been no further news on a Western release date, though it should be noted that publishing duties are being handled here by NIS America, rather than Granzella. Previously announced for Spring 2021, a date that still appears on its Steam listing, we're hopeful it's not too far behind.

Are you an R-Type fan? Prefer other Shoot 'em up games instead? Let us know in the comments.

[source gonintendo.com]