First Look: R-Type set to land on iPhone and iPod Touch

R-Type, arguably the sweetest side-scrolling shooter to grace any video game console over the past 2 decades, will be making its way to the App Store as a faithful port of the original arcade hit.  EA Mobile will be publishing this hotly anticipated shooter and we’ve been sent several screenshots of this upcoming title. Some of the features will include:

  • Blast off and strike the evil Bydo Empire. Pilot a futuristic fighter, the R-9a “Arrowhead,” and attack wave after wave of Bydo baddies in old-school side-shooter style
  • Wide variety of different power ups and ship upgrades
  • Includes original arcade game features including eight unique levels with 8 different bosses each and three different controls – tilt, touch and virtual D-Pad
  • 3 different control modes and multiple difficulty modes

So far, no word on exact pricing and release date, but it is said to be “coming soon”. Fans of R-Type hopefully won’t have to wait long to relive this 80’s arcade phenomenon right from their iDevice. More screenies after the break.

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