R-Type Takes Command on the PSP
Everyone needs a shoulder to lean on; sometimes, you need 90 of them.
The Bydo empire returns once again to terrorize the galaxy on May 6, and it looks like one ship won't be enough this time, as you now play a commander with a small fleet of ships. This marks the series' first move into the realm of turn-based strategy (as seems to be the trend with a lot of established franchises these days).
Like other recent strategy games, R-Type Command will feature a vast array of units for you to choose from (nearly a hundred) and they will all be upgradeable should you want to keep a select few with you for the entire ride. It also introduces a head-to-head multiplayer mode for the first time in R-Type history that will allow players to battle each other wirelessly. The most satisfying new feature though is the ability to take the reigns of the insidious Bydo empire and their plot to invade the Earth. It's unclear at the moment whether they will be purely restricted to the multiplayer mode or whether they will have their own campaign.