When Granzella launched the Kickstarter campaign for R-Type Final 2, many were worried about the lightning-fast 7-days deadline. The campaign just ended, and it was a considerable success.
The campaign was launched a week ago on the popular crowdfunding platform, and the sizable goal of 45 million yen has been blown out the water. To be precise, the campaign achieved 98,863,825 yen (almost $911,000) from 8,051 backers.
Plenty of stretch goals have been unlocked, and you can see a summary at the bottom of the post.
Once again, this success proves that there is a healthy demand for a new R-Type game. Granzella certainly appears to be well positioned to deliver on that thirst under the leadership of Producer Kazuma Kujo, who worked at Irem on R-Type Final, R-Type Command, and R-Type II.
If you’re unfamiliar with Granzella, they’re the developer of the Disaster Report series and recently released Disaster Report 4 Plus Summer Memories on PS4, and they’re preparing to launch it on Nintendo Switch.
R-Type Final 2 will release for PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC by December 2020.
This is certainly a success for a game that was announced on April 1st, prompting most to believe that the reveal was simply a prank. As it turns out, it’s real and Granzella is very serious about it, and so are the fans of the franchise. Congratulations are in order.