New R-Type will take flight on PSP

PSP will be the home of the next R-Type game, titled R-Type Tactics, reveals the latest issue of Famitsu magazine.

Firm gameplay details are yet to be revealed, but the word 'Tactics' in the title suggests it being some sort of turn-based strategy battle game, a theory supported by one of the screens in a blurry photo of the magazine. Just look to the right at the screen above the black box - that looks like a grid-based battle system to us.

We'd hope that the traditional shoot-'em-up gameplay of the series isn't completely abandoned, but we'll have to wait and see.

May 23, 2007