Sega recently announced that the Sega Master System versions of R-Type
will be removed from the Wii's Virtual Console on September 30. No reason was given for the game's removal, but these things usually involve business mumbo-jumbo surrounding licensing issues. If you have any interest in this milestone of the shmup
genre, grab it while you can.
Coincidentally, Irem, which developed R-Type
, removed several titles
from the Japanese PSN back in August, including several R-Type
games. No reason was given for those edits either.