R-Type Tactics I • II Cosmos Officially Announced
Granzella officially announced R-Type Tactics I • II Cosmos, its previously teased remakes of strategy RPGs R-Type Tactics and R-Type Tactics II: Operation Bitter Chocolate. The bundle is planned to release worldwide in summer 2023 for PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, and Nintendo Switch. An official website is now open, with initial screenshots viewable below.
R-Type Tactics was originally released for PlayStation Portable in Japan in 2007, and in North America by Atlus (under the title R-Type Command) and in Europe by Rising Star Games in 2008. Sequel R-Type Tactics II: Operation Bitter Chocolate was also released for PlayStation Portable in Japan in 2009, but did not receive a western release. The titles are spin-offs to the R-Type shoot-’em-up series and put players in charge of a force of space fighters, battleships, and other units as the Earth Space Corps fight against the alien Bydo.
Update (10/29) — NIS America announced that it will be acting as the collection’s publisher in North America and Europe. The PC version will be released on Steam and the Epic Games Store, with the console versions to be released physically and digitally.