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'R-Type Dimensions' This Week's Xbox Live Arcade Title

by Rainier on Feb. 2, 2009 @ 1:11 p.m. PST

Coin-op classics R-Type and R-Type II come together as R-Type Dimensions, with original 2D and new, fully-enhanced 3D graphics. The classic game play remains untouched, while the all-new “Infinite” game mode allows even novice pilots the chance to complete both games in either solo or co-op play via Xbox LIVE.

The coin-op classics, R-Type and R-Type II, are together at last in R-Type Dimensions! Fight through all 14 Bydo-infested stages in original 2-D or all-new 3-D graphics, and swap back and forth on-the-fly. The classic gameplay remains untouched, and a new Infinite game mode allows continuous progression from game start to the final boss. The Bydo will not evade you this time! Game modes can be played as single player or multiplayer missions, either locally or over Xbox LIVEĀ®. Pull yourself together, save the Earth, and strike down the evil Bydo Empire!

Key Features:

  • Single player and co-op play. Locally or on Xbox LIVE for up to two players
  • “R-Type” and “R-Type II.” Two full playable classic coin-op games
  • All-new Infinite game mode. Assuring completion of games regardless of skill level
  • Classic game mode. Play that exactly mimics the original coin-op experiences
  • Statistics tracking. Track all the player’s vital stats
  • Two free gamer pictures. Can be unlocked by players of all skill levels
  • Achievements. Range from easy to advanced, making them appropriate for every skill level
  • All-new 3-D graphics plus 2-D original graphics. Swap between graphic modes on the fly

Published by Microsoft and developed by Tozai Games and SouthEnd Interactive, “R-Type Dimensions” will be available for 1200 Microsoft Points worldwide on February 4. The game is rated E for Everyone by the ESRB.

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