Well, it’s official, Atlus is bringin R-Type Command (R-Type Tactics) to the U.S. on May 6th. R-Type Command is a turn-based strategy game, a far cry from the normal R-Type side scrolling shoot-em-up.
I’m pretty sure that Atlus is the best video game company, ever. They bring everything over even though they know they won’t sell a million copies. That doesn’t stop them. What makes this even better is that I love turn-based strategy games, they’re awesome. And I love space ships a lot, too, so I mean I’ve got everything I need.
The whole press release is after the link…
ATLUS WAGES INTERSTELLAR TACTICAL WAR WITH R-TYPE® COMMAND FOR PLAYSTATION® PORTABLE
The legendary franchise is reborn this May 6th
IRVINE, CA – FEBRUARY 13, 2008 – Atlus U.S.A., Inc. today announced that R-Type Command, a bold new turn-based strategy entry in the long-celebrated series of side-scrolling shooters, is coming exclusively to the PlayStation Portable. R-Type Command hits store shelves May 6th with an MSRP of $39.99.
For more on R-Type Command, please visit the official website: http://www.atlus.com/r-type/
About R-Type Command
In a desperate war against the mysterious alien race known as the Bydo, humanity sends wave after wave of fighters into Bydo space—none of which are ever heard from again. Mankind’s main hope now resides with a lone commander, sent to lead a small armada on a perilous mission into the heart of the Bydo Empire. Low on fuel and forced to scavenge resources and equipment from his surroundings, the commander must use all his cunning and wits if he hopes to succeed, let alone make it home alive.
• R-Type reborn – The highly acclaimed franchise moves into the strategy genre with exciting tactical gameplay!
• Control the Bydo forces – For the first time in the series, take command of the Bydo forces as they launch their assault on Earth!
• Intense strategy gameplay – With nearly 100 different units at your disposal, it’s up to you to choose the best fleet for battle. Upgrade your existing units or purchase new ones!
• Head-to-head local multiplayer – With the PSP wireless communication feature, play against a friend in Wireless Ad Hoc mode for a one-on-one strategy battle!
R-Type Command has been rated E10+ (Everyone 10 and older) with Animated Blood and Mild Fantasy Violence by the ESRB.
About Atlus U.S.A., Inc.
Located in Irvine, California and founded in 1991, Atlus U.S.A., Inc. is a publisher of compelling video games for a variety of platforms, including Nintendo DS, PSP(R) (PlayStation(R)Portable) system, Wii, Xbox 360(R), and PlayStation(R)2 computer entertainment system. The Atlus library of critically acclaimed video games includes Odin Sphere, Trauma Center series, and the Shin Megami Tensei series. For more information, visit http://www.atlus.com.