There are certain games that bring a surge of rose-tinted nostalgia. Renowned as one of the true greats of the shoot-em-up genre, R-Type is one of those games. With its HR Giger inspired art, fast-paced action, and exquisite level design, it's rightly regarded as one of the best in its class. Back in 2009, Tozai Games remastered it for the high-definition generation, with a compilation entitled R-Type Dimensions Now, nearly ten years on, that remastering is being re-released on new platforms.
Coming to both Steam and the Switch before the end of 2018, R-Type Dimensions is a faithful recreation of the original two games in the series. They can be played with both the original graphics, or the new high-def graphics, depending on your preference. As well as all the features of the first remake, this new remake will be adding new features in the form of a "Full Power-up" mode, and a Fast Forward function, allowing the already speedy game to be sped up further. Check out the swanky new trailer above for more details.