That R-Type Final 2 Kickstarter Project Is Fully Funded

Back in the late 80s and 90s, the 2D shoot-em-up R-Type was known for its methodical approach to action. When other games were fast, R-Type was slow yet tense with its enemy swarms and level layout.

Developer Granzella decides to tap into that nostalgic well, but with a Kickstarter project to see if fans wanted another R-Type game after the one on PS2 called R-Type Final. And it seems that the demand for the creatively-named R-Type Final 2 is brimming; the project has been fully funded less than two days after its crowdfunding launch. At this point in time the project is now at 45 million yen and has 6 days left.

This sequel will feature more customization, new levels and enemies that retain the unique tug-of-war element and level design the series is known for, and a plethora of difficulty levels for old and new fans. The 16:9 ratio also helps.

You’ll also get to play as these fighter ships and their respective Force and Wave Cannons.

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Here are the game’s stretch goals, ranging from unified cross-region and cross-platform leaderboards to the production of all 102 R-craft fighters. Yes, there’s a lot of them accumulated throughout the series’ run.

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There’s no release date for the game yet, but backer pledge gifts will be shipped by December 2020. Score one for the incredibly niche fanbase of R-Type with their love for sleek space fighter jets to weird-as-heck alien boss designs.

Author: Mr Toffee

Jonathan "Mr Toffee" Leo is a writer, editor, & all-around video game words guy for 9 years, give or take. He also did some story for games like Chain Chronicle and some podcasting on the side. Likes: bacon, Metallica, jogging. Hates: raccoons, oblivion.

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