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|Available On:||Anywhere it may still be available, online or at retail|
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This is a placeholder entry to be expanded at a later date.
R-Types was delisted from the North American PlayStation Store on August 7th, 2012. A slight advanced notice was given on August 2nd, 2012 by the official PlayStation Blogcast. In episode 036, the hosts announced that both PSone releases, R-Types and R-Type Delta, were being delisted the following week.
These were among the second wave of delistings from IREM who pulled practically every one of their titles from the Wii Virtual Console, Xbox Live Arcade, PlayStation Home and PlayStation Portable in August of 2011. Polygon and Mobygames each offer a quick recount of these delistings based on this Andriasang post with the full details.
As of April 2017, the only R-Type title that remain readily available worldwide is R-Type Dimensions which Tozai Games purchased the rights to from IREM. R-Type Tactics (aka Command) is also available to purchase but only on the PlayStation Store in select European countries (EU, DE, FR) where it is published by Rising Star Games.