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R-Type Final 2 (Switch): all the updates (latest: Ver. 2.0.2)

On this page, you will find all there is to know about the various updates for R-Type Final 2 on Nintendo Switch (originally released on April 29th 2021 in Japan, and April 30th in Europe and North America)!

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R-Type Final 2 – Ver. ???

  • Release date: TBA
  • Patch notes:

No patch notes available. This update brings the following to the game:

  • adds Online multiplayer in Competition mode
  • Additional notes: none.
  • Source: NIS America (Twitter)

R-Type Final 2 – Ver. 2.0.2

  • Release date: December 29th 2023 (Japan) / January 16th 2024 (North America, Europe)
  • Patch notes:
  • Cosmetic shop items: Sandcastle, Hammock & Grill
  • 2 new aircraft: TL-2AT PATROCLUS & TH-01 HECTOR
  • Misc. minor fixes.
  • Additional notes: none.
  • Source: NIS America (Twitter)

R-Type Final 2 – Ver. 2.0.1

  • Release date: August 25th 2023 (North America, Europe) / August 26th 2023 (Japan)
  • Patch notes:
  • New stages: Stage 4.1 and Stage R2.0
  • Stage 4.1 – Masses: Thunder Roaring Another Dimension
    • This stage will pit players against the Zeonates, culminating in a face-off against the Zeonate Zebub.
  • Additional ships: R-9Sk3 Seraphim, and R-9SkZ Lucifer
  • Additional items for pilot screen:
    • Beach Parasol
    • Beach Chair
    • Beach Ball
    • Raft
    • Rubber Boat
    • Driftwood
    • Glass Float
    • Pylon
    • Tire Barrier
    • Debris Fence

R-Type Final 2 – Ver. 1.4.2

  • Release date: November 3rd 2022 (Japan) / ??? (North America, Europe)
  • Patch notes:
  • Slots for the original course edit increased from 5 to 10.
  • Now available “restart from the beginning of the stage” when it’s game over on the competition stage playing single-player.
  • Added new decals to decorate player ships.
  • Other operational instabilities have been improved and fixed

R-Type Final 2 – Ver. 1.4.1

  • Release date: October 6th 2022 (Japan) / ??? (North America, Europe)
  • Patch notes:
  • New items have been added for use on the Pilot & War Record screen.
  • It is now possible to select the type of laser at the start of a score attack.
  • New decals you can apply to player ships have been added.
  • New pilot costumes have been added.

R-Type Final 2 – Ver. 1.4.0 (R-Type Final 2.5 Update)

  • Release date: August 10th 2022 (Japan) / ??? (North America, Europe)
  • Patch notes:
  1. Two new stages have been added.
    1. Stage 5.1
    2. Stage R1.0
  2. Player ships have been added.
    1. TP-2M2 Sea Tiger
    2. Sm-GrF Granvia F
    3. TP-2B Bad Apple
    4. BX-1CX OUROBOROS (back-exclusive)
  3. A new function has been added to allow more detailed settings of the difficulty level when playing. You can shorten the charge time of the Wave Cannon, make the game easier in the form of equipment remaining after out, or make the game more challenging by setting the remaining aircraft to 0 or sealing off the special weapon. The difficulty setting affects the resources and points available when clearing a stage.
  4. Extended the functionality of Pilot & War Record.
    1. New features added:
      1. Ability to switch backgrounds (“Lunar Surface” and “Primeval Forest” in addition to the existing dock)
      2. Item placement function – Pilot poses – New pilot ranks – War records updated with the addition of new features
  5. Added the function to stretch decals applied to player ships in height and width individually.
  6. Eight new body color options have been added. Please note the body color cannot be changed for Bydo system aircraft.
  7. Sixteen gallery images have been added. Also, the conditions for acquiring gallery images not yet obtained are now displayed.
  8. The number of storage slots for the album function, which allows players to save their aircraft customization, has been increased from 60 to 120.
  9. The background of R’s Museum can now be switched to “Lawn under Blue Sky” in addition to the existing museum-style environment.
  10. For resources and R-points obtained when clearing a stage, a new function has been added to give bonus points for each pilot costume.
  11. A new title composition piece to be displayed on the title screen has been added. You can now change the title manually to “R-TYPE FINAL 2.5”.

R-Type Final 2 – Ver. 1.3.0

  • Release date: March 16th 2022 (Japan) / ??? (North America, Europe)
  • Patch notes:
  1. Player ships “R-9/02”, “R-99”, “R-100” and “R-101” have been added.
  2. Four different player ships have been added to the Craft History.
  3. Sixteen new images have been added to the Gallery.
  4. Resources for purchase in the Shop have been added.
  5. Some bugs that occurred in the patch (Ver. 1.2.0) and unstable behaviors have been fixed and improved.

R-Type Final 2 – Ver. 1.2.0

  • Release date: February 24th 2022 (Japan)
  • Patch notes:
  • Addition of player ships
    • Aircraft 077: B-1A3 Digitalius III
    • Aircraft 080: B-1B3 Mad Forest III
    • Aircraft 083: B-1C3 Amphibian III
    • Aircraft 086: B-1D3 Bydo System γ
    • Aircraft 088: B-3A Misty Lady
    • Aircraft 089: B-3A2 Misty Lady II
    • Aircraft 090: B-3B Metallic Dawn
    • Aircraft 091: B-3B2 Metallic Dawn II
    • Aircraft 092: B-3C Sexy Dynamite
    • Aircraft 093: B-3C2 Sexy Dynamite II
    • Aircraft 094: BX-4 Arvanche
    • Aircraft 095: B-5A Claw Claw
    • Aircraft 096: B-5B Golden Selection
    • Aircraft 097: B-5C Platinum Heart
    • Aircraft 098: B-5D Diamond Wedding
  • Addition of Craft History
  • Improvements to the stability of the game.

R-Type Final 2 – Ver. 1.0.8

  • Release date: October 4th 2021 (North America, Europe, Japan)
  • Patch notes:
  • 1) Add Player Ships
    • Aircraft 049: OF-1 Daedalus
    • Aircraft 050: OFX-2 Valkyrie
    • Aircraft 051: OF-3 Garuda
    • Aircraft 052: OFX-4 Songoku
    • Aircraft 053: OF-5 Kaguya
    • Aircraft 065: TL-2A Achilleus
    • Aircraft 066: TL-2A2 Neoptolemos
    • Aircraft 067: TL-2B Herakles
    • Aircraft 068: TL-2B2 Hyllos
    • Aircraft 073: R-13B Charon
  • 2) Add Pilot Suits
    • Ladylove
  • 3) Add Gallery Images
  • 4) Add Aircraft Retsuden (Biographies)
  • 5) Improved Game Stability

How to download updates for R-Type Final 2 for the Nintendo Switch?

To download the updates for R-Type Final 2, you have three options:

  • let the console do its thing if you have automatic downloads activated, and didn’t completely turn it off

If not…

  • try to launch the game from the Home Menu while being connected to the internet. You should get a prompt when doing so: simply follow the instructions on screen;


  • select the game > press either + or – to go to the Options page > select Software update > select Via the Internet.

To check that you have the latest version installed, simply select the game on the Home Menu, and press – or + to go to the Options: the version number is displayed just below the game title.


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