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Seibu Kaihatsu's Raiden shoot-'em-up series will return on the Xbox One, a teaser trailer shown at Microsoft's TGS booth revealed this week. Tracing its origins back to the 1990 release of Raiden in arcades, the vertically scrolling series saw multiple ports and releases across 16- and 32-bit cons...

September 18th 2014 at 12:02pm 0 Comments
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Microsoft's Xbox One console will hit Japan this September with a selection of 29 games at launch, and a lineup of new and previously unannounced games are slated for release in the months afterward. The Xbox One's Japanese launch lineup, reported by Siliconera, includes a number of North American...

June 20th 2014 at 1:00pm 0 Comments
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The impact of Myst in 1993 was akin to an atomic bomb going off in the PC gaming world. The leap forward in graphical fidelity (aided by the large storage capacity of a CD-ROM and all of the full-motion video and gorgeous images tucked into it) captured gamers' imaginations and made this adventure...

March 29th 2014 at 12:00pm 0 Comments
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Raiden 4: Overkill is coming to North America on April 29, courtesy once again of UFO Interactive. The Californian publisher brought over the Xbox 360 version in 2009, and this time it's releasing the enhanced PS3 port just two weeks after Japan gets it. There's no word just yet on what price you'...

March 4th 2014 at 8:00am 0 Comments
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The big story at this year's Toy Fair was definitely STEM. That stands for science, technology, engineering and mathematics -- four areas of study that educational companies and bureaucracies have been pushing more students to get involved with. So it was no surprise that, as we wandered the halls...

February 17th 2014 at 6:38pm 0 Comments
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Japanese developer Moss announced that it will port its arcade-style shoot-'em-ups Caladrius and Raiden 4 to the PlayStation 3 next year, following up on previous releases for the Xbox 360. The PlayStation 3 version of Raiden 4, titled Raiden 4: Overkill, will boast a new gameplay mode when it pre...

December 24th 2013 at 8:00pm 0 Comments
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If a dictionary entry for the phrase "long, strange road" existed, it likely would feature an image from Myst Online. The fantasy MMORPG began its checkered life as the multiplayer component of 2003's Uru: Ages Beyond Mist before being scrapped and subsequently revived by GameTap in 2007. Cyan...

April 7th 2011 at 11:00am 0 Comments
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As if we didn't have enough trouble overcoming the elation brought on by the impending North American release of Raiden IV, Joystiq has now received news that the game will also be available in a limited edition. The limited edition will come in two flavors, one exclusive to GameStop. The vanilla,...

July 21st 2009 at 3:45pm 0 Comments
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Nearly a year after we first heard about Raiden IV heading to Japanese Xbox 360s, 1UP brings word that the game is on its way to North American consoles as well. The impending release was confirmed by UFO Interactive, which released Raiden Fighters Aces to North American audiences earlier this mont...

May 26th 2009 at 5:00pm 0 Comments
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The developer of the Raiden series of arcade shooters, Moss, recently posted a poll that suggests the console that's died a dozen deaths may not be out of life just yet. The "Which system should Raiden IV be ported to?" section features the usual suspects -- PS2, Nintendo DS, Wii, Xbox 360, etc. --...

June 12th 2007 at 3:28pm 0 Comments
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After XS Games dropped the distribution rights to the North American localization of Raiden III for PlayStation 2, UFO Interactive Games graciously picked them up -- and, despite low-demand forecasts, kept the project alive. The vertically-scrolling shmup originally debuted on PS2 (in Japan) back in...

February 27th 2007 at 6:58pm 0 Comments