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R-Type Command pre-order bonus: assembly required

When Atlus revealed the pre-order bonus for R-Type Command, we were pretty excited. Getting a replica ship sounded awesome ... until we found out that assembly is required. Yeah, we're lazy bums: we like having our ships pre-built for us! While the process of building the R-9 model isn't too cumbersome, one step (as seen in the instructions) had us completely frustrated: "if hard to attach, file off some of excess plastic." Why weren't these cut correctly in the first place?

R-Type Command pre-order bonus is awesome

If you were on the fence about picking up R-Type Command, you may want to think again. Pre-orders of the upcoming tactical game will receive a rather spectacular bonus: a replica R-Type ship! For fans of the franchise, this bonus alone should be worth the cost of admission. Pre-order bonuses are available at, GameStop and GameCrazy.

The units of R-Type Command

There are a lot of different ships you can use in the upcoming R-Type Command. And you must use them strategically! Here are some of the units you can take control of in Atlus' upcoming PSP exclusive:

As the R-Series went into mass production, an obvious flaw emerged: its melee capabilities were severely lacking. To balance this weakness, development began on a line of bipedal modules. The first of these was the Achilles, a unit equipped with multiple beam swords.

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Take command of these R-Type screens

The screens keep coming in for Atlus' upcoming R-Type Command. As one of the only games to come out on PSP for the next few months (seriously), we've resigned ourselves to pay close attention to the game. Thankfully, what we've played hasn't looked too shabby -- if we did, we really wouldn't have anything else to play in the coming months.

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PSP Fanboy hands-on: R-Type Command

We recently sat down with Irem's upcoming R-Type Command. Atlus is publishing the game in the States, and we have to admit that we were surprised by the new direction for this classic franchise. While we do wish it were a traditional shooter, we think Command's strong production values and accessible gameplay make it a nice addition to the PSP library so far.

Anyone who has played Advance Wars on GBA/DS will find themselves in very familiar territory. This turn-based strategy game has players taking command of various units in an attempt to wipe out the invading Bydo army. Players are given an assortment of vehicles to choose and place, each with their own abilities and weaknesses. As is traditional, units can only move a certain number of spaces, and can only attack within a certain firing range. Tiles within the environment can affect the evasion of certain units, so movement is crucial to every battle.

Each unit has multiple types of ammo, each with their own accuracy and damage. When defending, players can sometimes opt to evade altogether, or attempt a counter-attack. Every step of the battle will require some crucial decision making skills from the player.

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R-Type Command gameplay vids

Atlus is bringing over R-Type Command over to the States, and IGN has some direct-feed footage of the game in action. As is well known around these parts, Command ditches the usual shoot-everything-that-moves formula that the franchise is known for with a much more tactical approach. Watch, and tell us if you're still intrigued, or if you're trigger finger is begging for a more traditional shooter.

R-Type Command screenshots satiate wait until May

One look at the PSP release calendar in April will send shivers down your spine: there's almost nothing coming out on PSP this month. Why is that? We're not exactly sure. Perhaps developers are in a post God of War and Crisis Core daze?

The next big game on our radar is R-Type Command, set for release in May. While that's a long while away, we can at the very least, look at these new screenshots released by Atlus. That's something, right?

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R-Type Command: new screenshots

If it's on the PSP, it's going to be tactical. R-Type Command is a unique strategy-infused interpretation of the classic side-scrolling shooter. Atlus is handling the US release, and they've just unleashed a few new screenshots for you to enjoy.

These new screens will give players a new glimpse of the battle against the Bydo. R-Type Command is scheduled to release on 5/6/08.

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The R-Type debut trailer

Guess that God of War disc that Sony sent us had us a little ... distracted. We forgot to show you the debut trailer for R-Type Command, coming to PSP this May. This new iteration takes the series to a bold new direction. But is it the right one? Take a look at the trailer and tell us if you think a strategic approach on Irem's classic shooter works for you.

R-Type Command coming to PSP on May 6th

It seems the rumour from November turned out to be true. Atlus USA has today announced that R-Type Tactics will be heading to the US under the new name of R-Type Command. This entry into the R-Type saga will be in the form of a turn-based strategy game and will be available from May 6th for the recommended price of $39.99. We're happy to see this game finally make its way out of Japan, but why so late? May 6th couldn't feel further away.

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