Side-scrolling space shooter fans may remember the R-Type series quite well from the '80s and '90s; it was one of, if not the best series in the genre, offering some hardcore difficulty to those who were up to the challenge. Now Tozai Games has recreated the first and second R-Type games in high-res, 3D graphics as R-Type Dimensions for the PS3.
It offers the same challenging gameplay from both games and allows you to switch between the modern HD graphics and the classic, retro style with the press of a button during gameplay. And like the original game, this one also features couch co-op play with another player.
Other new features include a slow-motion button that will let you slow down time so you can dodge bullets, an Infinite Mode that gives you an infinite number of lives to allow you to complete the game, fully customizable controls, and a stage select mode that allows you to practice and play any level when you want. Of course, leaderboards are also featured as well.
You can grab R-Type Dimensions for $9.99 on the PS3's PlayStation Store when it updates later today. Also, you can check out the game's trailer below.
Source: PlayStation Blog