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R-Type Command

Platform(s): PSP
Genre: Action
Publisher: Atlus USA
Developer: Irem Software

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'R-Type Command' (PSP) Unit Profiles - Screens

by Rainier on April 18, 2008 @ 11:39 a.m. PDT

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.

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.

Units:

  1. Human

    Take control of an array of fighters, warships, scout vessels, craft modules, and other essential tools in your war against the Bydo Empire.

    ACHILLES: As the R-Series went into mass production, an obvious flaw emerged: its melee capabilities were severely lacking. To balance this weakness, development began on a line of bipedal modules. The first of these was the Achilles, a unit equipped with multiple beam swords.

  2. Bydo

    Space Corps intelligence on the Bydo is limited, but there are some Bydo organisms it has discovered hard data on.

    CANCER: These are typically seen in small corridors, impeding smooth passage forward. Their mobility is low, but they are still proficient in traversing various types of terrain. Its strong points are its close-range blocking and ramming abilities. Stay out of their combat range and attack them from a distance.

  3. Multi-Hex Units

    Some units are so formidable that they take up a sizable amount of space on the battlefield. These titans not only provide safety to their allies, but they can also overpower the enemy.

    NIDHOGGR: Unlike the veteran Heimdall, the Nidhoggr is a cutting-edge destroyer. Though it is incapable of docking other units, its heavy offensive capabilities are unmatched. Its special Desynch Shot can even penetrate into desynch space to crush any foes.

Key Features:

  • 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, rated E10+ for Everyone 10 and older, hits store shelves May 6th with an MSRP of $39.99.


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