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R-Type Tactics was delisted from the Japanese PlayStation Store on August 11th, 2011 alongside numerous other titles from IREM. Known as R-Type Command in North America, it wasn’t delisted in that territory until sometime in 2012. The exact date has yet to be determined.

R-Type Tactics remains available for digital and physical purchase across European territories (EU, DE, FR) where it was originally published by Rising Star Games. The publisher apparently negotiated to retain the rights after IREM withdrew from the video game market in 2011. In North America, R-Type Command remains available on physical media for PlayStation Portable.


About the Game

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.


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