A new version of R-Type was announced today for the PSP (PlayStation Portable). Called R-Type Command, the game R-Type is a turn-based strategy entry in the long-celebrated series of side-scrolling shooters.
R-Type Command will be a PSP exclusive and hit store shelves May 6.
R-Type will let players for the first time in the series take command the Bydo forces as they launch their assault on Earth. With nearly 100 different units at players’ disposal, it’s up to the player to choose the best fleet for battle. Like any RTS, units can be upgraded and new ones can be purchased, and head-to-head local multiplayer will be possible via the PSP’s Wireless Ad Hoc mode for a one-on-one strategy battle.
Here’s the game summary: 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.