Warm up those winter fingers
NIS America has announced a release date for the western localization of flashy shmup revisit Raiden IV x MIKADO Remix — The highly adrenalized blaster will launch in North America on January 31, 2023, with Europe to follow a couple of days later on February 3.
As previously reported, Raiden IV x MIKADO Remix is a remaster of the classic 2007 arcade blaster Raiden IV. The new edition has been bolstered with a huge variety of new features including two-player couch co-op, a selection of filters and orientation options, and a full suite of modes including Arcade, Practice, Boss Rush, and Overkill modes. The centerpiece of the remaster is a fully remixed and re-recorded score, composed and performed by artists from the Game Center Mikado collective.
Already available on Nintendo Switch, the new port will arrive on PlayStation, PC, and Xbox platforms, and is the first in what is expected to be a full range of “x MIKADO” titles, that will revitalize arcade classics with opulent, beautifully composed scores from some of Japan’s most talented gaming composers. Given the long-held love affair between shmups and frenetic, pulse-pounding beats, starting out with the legendary Raiden IV was certainly something of a no-brainer.
Raiden IV x MIKADO Remix launches in the west on PC and consoles January 31.