One of the best shooting games ever created, R-Type, is soon heading to the App Store. Made in 1987 by legendary gaming company Irem, the classic arcade title has been ported to countless platforms so far. The iPhone version will be developed by EA Mobile, which just announced the game on its Facebook page.
EA Mobile says the Apple port will keep “100% true to the original”. I am not doubting that this will be the case graphics- and sound-wise, but the touch controls are sure to make R-Type even harder than it already is (there will be a number of difficulty modes though).
EA Mobile hasn’t said yet when and for how much the title will be available on the iPhone (the screenshots show the Apple version).
Friday, July 2, 2010
EA Mobile announces shmup legend R-Type for iPhone