Classic Shoot’em’up R-Type available today for Android devices

For Immediate Release

Paris, France – September 12th 2011 – DotEmu SAS, developer and publisher specialized in bringing retro games back to life, is proud to announce the release of the emblematic R-Type for Android devices.

Pilot the R-9a Arrowhead, the last hope of human race in its war against alien invader! Your mission is clear but not so easy: blast off and strike the evil Bydo Empire!

Initially developed and published by Irem in 1987, R-Type has become an essential game on arcade cabinet, Amiga, Atari, Amstrad, Commodore 64 and PC. Today this masterpiece is ported and published for Android devices by DotEmu SAS.

R-Type for Android is a real diving in your youth and will include all the features you enjoyed in the original game:

  • A large amount of items and powers-up to collect through various and sharpened sets.
  • Strong enemies and bosses at the end of each level (8 altogether).
  • The famous « charge shot » for more power!
  • Share your results with your friends with OpenFeint!
R-Type for Android will come along two difficulty modes and a new intuitive control system - full touch mode - to directly control your spaceship. Get your hand on a real blast from the past and (re)discover all the hype from the 80’s!

R-Type for Android is compatible with devices running on OS 2.1+ and with a screen resolution of 480x320 HVGA or above. Supported devices will include Samsung Galaxy S / Google Nexus S, Motorola Xoom, Samsung Galaxy Tab, etc.

Also great news for fans, R-Type Android is officially Xperia PLAY optimized providing the best user experience!

R-Type Android is now available for $2.99 / 2,99€:

Android Market:

And soon for Amazon Appstore.

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Trailer available here:

©IREM SOFTWARE ENGINEERING INC. ©2011 ported on Android by DotEmu SAS.

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About DotEmu:

DotEmu, a publisher/developer has the mission to bridge the gap between the best of the old video games on today and tomorrow devices: Flash, iPhone and PC. In May 2010, DotEmu opens its own gaming digital distribution shop and distributes today over downloadable 80 titles. DotEmu has a strong community of gamers who have played DotEmu's Flash titles over 100 million times. DotEmu has worked on several projects including Street Fighter II – Champion Edition on Adobe Flash, R-Type, and Gobliiins on iPhone and Boulder Dash on various platforms. Created in early 2007, DotEmu provides services and technologies to customers in Europe, USA, and Japan. 


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