The classic side scrolling shooter series R-Type will soon be coming to the iPhone from EA Mobile and simply looks to bring the excitement of the original to the app store. That’s right, EA has confirmed that it will include the original game including its eight levels and boss battles. Of course, it will include different control modes to take advantage of the iPhone’s capabilities with D-pad, touch and tilt being the new options available.
While there is no word on any additional content, you can expect this version to be just as exciting as the original. Perhaps some online leaderboards and an extra level would entice a few extra players to pick it up as well. Either way, the wait won’t be much longer as it’s expected to release soon.
For now, we do have these screenshots below from the new iPhone version: