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    Default R-Type Dimensions (XBLA'ed R-Type I & II) screens & video

    http://www.gametrailers.com/player/41124.html
    http://www.gamersyde.com/news_7195_en.html


    Availability: Winter 2008

    “R-Type Dimensions” combines the genre-defining coin-op classics “R-
    Type” and “R-Type II,” with a twist. Although classic gameplay remains
    untouched, “R-Type Dimensions” elevates the experience to greater
    heights with brand-new additions and enhancements. For the first time,
    “R-Type Dimensions” allows multiplayer co-op play locally or over Xbox
    LIVE for up to two players.* Fight through all 14 Bydo-infested stages
    in the original 2-D or all-new 3-D graphics with the ability to swap
    back and forth between the two seamlessly. Strike down the evil Bydo
    Empire and save the earth in “R-Type Dimensions.”

    Features:

    “R-Type Dimensions” features include the following:
    • Single player and co-op play. Locally or on Xbox LIVE for up to two
    players
    • “R-Type” and “R-Type II.” Two full playable classic coin-op games
    • All-new Infinite game mode. Assuring completion of games regardless
    of skill level
    • Classic game mode. Play that exactly mimics the original coin-op
    experiences
    • Statistics tracking. Track all the player’s vital stats
    • Two free gamer pictures. Can be unlocked by players of all skill
    levels
    • Achievements. Range from easy to advanced, making them appropriate
    for every skill level
    • All-new 3-D graphics plus 2-D original graphics. Swap between
    graphic modes on the fly


    R-Type (new graphics, normal 2D perspective)


    R-Type II (new graphics, normal 2D perspective)



    R-Type (new graphics, new 3D perspective)


    R-Type II (new graphics, new 3D perspective)
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    Bahh... blasphemy. PC Engine version for life.

    Actually, this looks pretty neat. The 3/4 angle looks lame, but I'm intrigued by the Arcade mode. What is that? It moves as if it's your head moving or what?

    It looks neat anyway

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    As cheesy as it sounds I'm actually loving the effect for Arcade Mode. The enhanced graphics look sharp too and don't seem to take away at all from the classic style of the original.

    I'll definitely be purchasing this.

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    R-Type and Super R-Type on my wii are headed for the SD card.

    I think the On-the-fly mode looks pretty cool. Reminds me of the side-scrolling levels in the Dreamcast Ecco.

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    Didn't they do this years before, as R-Types on the PS1?
    "If each mistake being made is a new one, then progress is being made."

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    This actually looks pretty cool in my opinion. R Type 1 and 2 in HD? Online co-op? Instant buy!

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    They did the series well. The 2.5D comments scraed me a bit, but after seeing it, it looks pretty decent. I have a friend that will want me to buy this with him on day one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Haoie View Post
    Didn't they do this years before, as R-Types on the PS1?

    Nope, I dunno why anyone would think that, it's pretty clear that R-Types for PS1 was just plain ports of the original 1987 R-Type and 1989 R-Type II, while R-Type Dimensions is a total graphical remake of those games for XBLA. It has the ability to switch graphical presentation on the fly. Has added 2-player gameplay offline or online. This is hot IMO, and I'm sold.

    It's also got the 'security' of having the ability to play the games the way they originally looked with the arcade's sprite-based graphics, for those that don't like the new look.
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