MOSS has announced that Raiden III x Mikado Maniax will debut in Japan on February 23, 2023. This is an enhanced version of the original Raiden III, which came out in 2005 for arcades and consoles. There will be some new game modes, online features, and customization options. [Thanks, Gematsu!]
While the game will cost 3,800 JPY, there is a limited edition for 7,200 JPY as well. The limited edition will include a diorama papercraft and a two-disc soundtrack CD. It will come in a special box. Raiden III is a scrolling shooter video game. There is not much of a story, since the focus is the gameplay. Essentially, Crystals invaded Earth and you must stop them to save the planet.
This version of the game has 20 new background tracks, which Game Center Mikado produced. Artists who contributed include GoSatoBan, Heavy Metal Raiden, Fantom Iris, O.T.K., Soshi Hosoi, Keishi Yonao, and more. There is a lot of customization so that you can play each stage to your unique aesthetic; aside from choosing the background music, you can also change the wallpaper.
There are also different game mods such as Score Attack Mode and Boss Rush Mode. As well, you can upload replays to easily share your matches. For the more competitive, there will also be online rankings.
Raiden III x Mikado Maniax will come out in Japan on February 23, 2023 for the PS4, PS5, Xbox Series X, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch. There will be physical editions for the PS4, PS5, and Nintendo Switch only. A related game, Raiden IV x Mikado Remix, is due for international release in 2023.