R-Type Tactics I • II Cosmos was announced for Switch earlier this week, but we didn’t really have much in the way of information on the collection. Now that the game’s official website is open, we’ve got a much better idea of what to expect from this title.

As we shared in the announcement coverage, R-Type Tactics I • II Cosmos is a collection of R-Type titles in one package. This collection includes remakes of both R-Type Tactics and R-Type Tactics II: Operation Bitter Chocolate, but that’s not all. There will also be new post-story missions, online battle support, and enhanced production and enemy artificial intelligence for both titles.

You can read the full details for this package below, which comes from the game’s official website.

R-Type is a milestone in science-fiction shooter games. A simulation game themed on space fleet battles with the R-Type worldview—that’s R-Type Tactics.

The stage is set in space and in a space fortress which has become a den of unknown organisms. To gain an advantage in the battle with the enemy forces, you will scout out enemies and prepare the deployment and formation of your unit to fight against the opponent. You will overwhelm the enemy forces by hiding your troops in their blind spots, making full use of electronic warfare, and considering supply, characteristics of space, and so on.

You will gain an advantage in the battle by developing weapons and adding them to your troops. Combat scenes of unique units are expressed in 3D. The player becomes the fleet commander and takes command of his/her fleet to fight for the survival of humankind. The story progresses through the protagonist’s logbook.


The official website for R-Type Tactics I • II Cosmos also has a bunch of screens. If you want to sift through the collection, you can find a gallery here.

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