ESRB rates R-Types for PS3, PSP

New listing suggests Irem shooter compilation headed for Sony's latest systems in downloadable form.

Irem's classic side-scrolling shooter series R-Type supposedly toppled its last Bydo Empire in 2004 with R-Type Final. Since then various series installments have been remade and rereleased in a variety of formats, and an all-new R-Type game has been announced in the strategic spin-off R-Type Command.

Now it appears there's yet another R-Type release on the horizon, as the Entertainment Software Rating Board has updated its database with a listing for R-Types on the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Portable. Initially published by ASCII on the original PlayStation in 1999, R-Types compiles the first two installments of the arcade shooter series and gives players infinite credits to plow their way through the notoriously difficult games.

Rated E for Everyone, the game is listed with SCEA as its publisher, a common designation for third-party PlayStation games that go up on Sony's downloadable game service. Both Konami's Castlevania: Symphony of the Night and Namco Bandai's Tekken 2 for the PS3 and PSP are listed in the ESRB database with SCEA as the publisher.

For more on R-Types, check out GameSpot's review of the game's original release.

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19 comments
chickenselect
chickenselect

@juiceb0xx The reason they mention the rating is that the ESRB board is the source for the information. Thats where the first news about Gauntlet DS came from.

juiceb0xx
juiceb0xx

Interesting how they had to mention that it is being rated...arent all games rated by the ESRB? Thankfully I havent had to worry about being carded for anything and not gaining access to my drink,movies, and most importantly games.

geomyr
geomyr

i dont care about the ESRB and the R-types thing has long has the game is good and not crappy i will buy it.

Masterliono
Masterliono

I don't know why this is listed on the main news page. This is old stuff. R-type has had a playable PSP demo for about a month now on the Japanese playstation store.

ApoIlo
ApoIlo

definately getting this game, they just dont make games like these anymore

Nintendo_Ownes7
Nintendo_Ownes7

I'm going to get this and will buy the other R-Types on the VC.

sdkingsht
sdkingsht

can we get redesigned graphics? or at least polished? either way cool addition. i almost bought r-type on the wii virtual console. looks like i'll be waiting for the psn download (ps3 controller is much better for traditional gaming).

athenian29
athenian29

YEEEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm an R-Type Fanatic; ever since I first played it at my local dentist's place (believe it or not, they had a machine there. Free to play, too!), I've loved the game. It's a classic, and the fact that it's coming back is making me ecstatic!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Once again: YEEEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

firebreathing
firebreathing

you can get r-type final, just look on amazon or something. i got it brand new for a pretty good price on there, along with legend of dragoon for only 10$ (legend of dragoon was 10$, not both games).

fierro316
fierro316

I hope they release R-Type Delta and Final after this.

Maersyndel
Maersyndel

Couldn't agree more with mcuth re: R-Type Final. Couldn't believe my luck finding it and at a decent price. Didn't know just how awesome it was going to be until I got into it though. And, R-Type on PSN equals happiness to me. Final would have been awesome, but I'll take what I can get.

mcuth
mcuth

R-Type Final was so killer. I highly recommend it for PS2 owners (for that matter, you MUST play Gradius V). While we're at it, when is the XBLA's Ikaruga gonna be finished?

litewo
litewo

"This is news worthy?" ANYTHING related to the R-Type series is newsworthy.

AngelCage
AngelCage

@kerrmich Me too.. what a bad news tittle.

kerrmich
kerrmich

I thought this was going to be some crazy "ESRB gives R-Type Adults Only Rating!!!" or something stupid like that.

ricd1999
ricd1999

Definitely a solid game. i'll pick it up.

MFDABADKID
MFDABADKID

The game is on the right sytems'

thaflu
thaflu

This is perfect. R-Types is rare and I've been trying to get it.

Simple_malk
Simple_malk

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