April 19, 2021

R-Type Final 2’s Getting A ‘Special Chronicle Box’, But There’s No Game Included


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As we get closer to R-Type Final 2’s launch, Granzella has begun kicking its launch preparations into gear. Confirming a Japanese release date of April 29th via Famitsu, it has now revealed it’ll be accompanied by a “Special Chronicle Box”.

Retailing at ¥16,830 – which roughly comes in around $160 / £117 – it comes with 6 different items in total. That includes a theme song CD by MCU – a member of hip hop’s Kick The Can Crew – alongside several throwbacks to earlier R-Type entries, making this one for the long-term fans. Oh, and with this being 2021, it naturally comes with a face mask.

Here’s what you can expect within:

  • MCU x R-Type image song CD
  • R-Type chronicle T-shirt
  • R-Type logo sticker
  • Face cover mask
  • R-Type Final 2 PC Engine package-styled keychain
  • Reprinted arcade leaflets of R-Type, R-Type II, R-Type Leo, and Armed Police Unit Gallop

We should also note that the Special Chronicle Box isn’t a special edition for R-Type Final 2. Though both are launching on the same date, this new set doesn’t include the game itself, making it a separate item. We hope you’ve got accommodating wallets!

Sadly, it seems unlikely this will come to the West, and our usual import sites like Amazon Japan aren’t offering international shipping, either. At the very least, its an appealing set for Japanese fans to look forward to.

Are you picking up R-Type Final 2? Would you be interested in a Western release for this box? Let us know down below.

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