Battle Chopper / Mr. Heli (Virtual Console) – Digital publishing Nintendo Wii
18. March 2008. (JP)

Nintendo Wii U
15. April 2015 (JP)
1. February 2018 (EU, USA)

the removal of March 2012 – Nintendo Wii (JP)
2019 – Nintendo Wii U
Developer Irem
Publishing house Irem
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Irem 2011 radiation history

Several factors have led Irem to cancel two of its major upcoming releases in 2011 and withdraw from the console video game industry. The company focused on the production of pahinco and slot machines, where it was initially active, and therefore began to remove most names of digital consoles from the list.

The 22nd. In July 2011, the website that imports Andriasang games published an announcement that Andriasang will be released on July 11, 2011. The month of August many of the digital releases on PlayStation will be removed from the list. These include demonstrations, videos, topics and the following titles:

  • Hussung Paradise (YoYo Puzzle Park [EU]) (PSN)
  • Hammerin’ Hero (Ikuze! Gen-San: Yuuyake Daiku Monogatari [JP], GenSan [EU]) (PSP)
  • Irem Arcade Classics [JP] (PSN)
  • Puzzles (Mousukesu na Carton-kun [JP], Mawaskes [EU]) (PSP)
  • Type R tactical control (type R [US]) (PSP)
  • Tactics Type R II Dark Chocolate Operation [JP] (PSP)
  • Types R [JP] (PSN)
  • R type delta [JP] (PSN)
  • Painted by Eyüuthan: Taiyou in Tsuki no Monogatari [JP] (PSP)
  • Sengoku Efuda Yuugi: Chotogisu Ran [JP] (PSP)
  • Sengoku Efuda Yuugi: Chotogisu Tyrant [JP] (PSP)
  • The Chronicles of Stimbott: Fighting Tournament (Ponkotsu Roman Daikatsugeki Boompi Trot: Vehicle Fighting Tournament [JP]) (PSP)

Andriasang’s announcement also confirmed that several Ireme seats will be available for PlayStation Home on 1 January. September 2011 will be closed. Until the 30th. On September 18, TurboGrafx-16 and Sega Master System R-Type were removed from the Nintendo Wii Virtual Console in North America, and on September 18 in Japan. October. The exclusive Japanese Spelunker Black on PlayStation 3 was a popular choice until the 20th century. December 2011 off the list.

 

Deletion of Irema history from the list – 2012

According to Irema’s website, the following titles have been sold in Japan until the 30th anniversary of their March 2012 issue:

  • Image battle (Wii Virtual Console [JP])
  • Battle II (Wii Virtual Console [JP])
  • The Legend of the Thundering Hero (Wii Virtual Console)
  • Saigo no Nindu: Ninja Spirit [JP] (Wii Virtual Console)
  • R Type Part 2 (Wii Virtual Console [JP])
  • R type III : Third Flash (Wii Virtual Console)
  • Super R Type (Wii Virtual Console)
  • Spelunker (3DS, Wii & Wii U Virtual Console)
  • Vigilante (Wii virtual console)

In addition to Spelunker, Irem also removed the PlayStation 3, then the exclusive Japanese device, from the Spelunker HD list. After Tozai Games obtained the franchise rights for Irem, the company launched new versions of Spelunker HD and the original Spelunker in all major areas and continued to develop new collections and suites.

No later than the 7th. As of August 2012, Western versions of the above titles and R-Type Delta and R-Type on PlayStation 3 have been removed from the list in their respective areas. The Type R Command was also removed from the North American list in 2012.

 

History of the removal of Irem from the list – 2017-2019

R-Type Tactics, published by Rising Star Games, has been removed from the list of European countries for the period 2017 to 2019. Ireme re-released a number of titles for Wii Virtual Console at the Nintendo Wii U Online Store in Japan in 2015, and Konami has released a number of these titles in Western territories between 2017 and 2018. In 2019, these games were removed from the online store when the Arcade Archives series was launched by Hamster on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The following games were added to the Wii U playlist in 2019:

  • Fighting helicopter / Mr. Heli
  • Fighting for an image
  • Battle for Image II
  • The legend of the hero Tonme
  • Ninja Ghost
  • R type
  • Avengers
Irem’s Delisting History – 2011

Several factors resulted in Irem canceling two of its major upcoming releases and backing away from the console video game industry in 2011. The company changed its focus to the pachinko and slot machine industries where it originally got its start and as a result began delisting most of its digital console titles.

On July 22nd, 2011, import gaming site Andriasang posted a notice that Irem would be delisting many of their digital PlayStation releases on August 11th. This included demos, videos, themes and the following titles:

  • Gussun Paradise (YoYo’s Puzzle Park [EU]) (PSN)
  • Hammerin’ Hero (Ikuze! Gen-San: Yuuyake Daiku Monogatari [JP], GenSan [EU]) (PSP)
  • Irem Arcade Classics [JP] (PSN)
  • Puzzle Guzzle (Mousukesu based on Carton-kun [JP], Mawaskes [EU]) (PSP)
  • R-Type Tactics (R-Type Command [US]) (PSP)
  • R-Type Tactics II Operation Bitter Chocolate [JP]  (PSP)
  • R-Types [JP] (PSN)
  • R-Type Delta [JP] (PSN)
  • Narisokonai Eiyuutan: Taiyou to Tsuki no Monogatari [JP] (PSP)
  • Sengoku Efuda Yuugi: Hototogisu Ran [JP] (PSP)
  • Sengoku Efuda Yuugi: Hototogisu Tairan [JP] (PSP)
  • Steambot Chronicles: Battle Tournament (Poncotsu Roman Daikatsugeki Bumpy Trot: Vehicle Battle Tournament [JP]) (PSP)

The Andriasang announcement also confirmed that several of Irem’s “spaces” for PlayStation Home would be shut down on September 1st, 2011. By September 30th, both the TurboGrafx-16 and Sega Master System versions of R-Type were delisted from the Nintendo Wii Virtual Console in North America; in Japan they were delisted by October 18th. The Japan-exclusive Spelunker Black on PlayStation 3 was delisted by December 20th, 2011.

 

Irem’s Delisting History – 2012

According to Irem’s website, the following titles were delisted in Japan by March 30th, 2012:

  • Image Fight (Wii Virtual Console [JP])
  • Image Fight II (Wii Virtual Console [JP])
  • Legend of Hero Tonma (Wii Virtual Console)
  • Ninja Spirit (Saigo no Nindou: Ninja Spirit [JP]) (Wii Virtual Console)
  • R-Type Part-2 (Wii Virtual Console [JP])
  • R-Type III: The Third Lightning (Wii Virtual Console)
  • Super R-Type (Wii Virtual Console)
  • Spelunker (3DS, Wii & Wii U Virtual Console)
  • Vigilante (Wii Virtual Console)

Alongside Spelunker, Irem also delisted Spelunker HD on PlayStation 3, then a Japanese exclusive. After licensing the rights to the franchise from Irem, Tozai Games published new versions of Spelunker HD and the original Spelunker across all major territories and continued developing new collections and sequels.

No later than August 7th, 2012 the Western releases of the above titles, as well as R-Type Delta and R-Types on PlayStation 3, were delisted in their respective territories. R-Type Command was also delisted in North America at some point in 2012.

 

Irem’s Delisting History – 2017 to 2019

R-Type Tactics from publisher Rising Star Games was delisted across European territories between 2017 and 2019. Irem re-released several of their Wii Virtual Console titles on the Nintendo Wii U eShop in Japan in 2015 while Konami published some of these titles in Western territories between 2017 and 2018. Throughout 2019 these titles were delisted from the eShop as entries in the Arcade Archives series from Hamster were released on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. Wii U titles delisted in 2019 include:

  • Battle Chopper / Mr. Heli
  • Image Fight
  • Image Fight II
  • Legend of Hero Tonma
  • Ninja Spirit
  • R-Type
  • Vigilante

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