Raiden III x MIKADO MANIAX gets debut trailer


Japanese developer MOSS shared the debut trailer for Raiden III x MIKADO MANIAX, the newly reworked classic shoot ’em up re-release.

Here’s the new trailer:

Here’s a rundown on the new release:


This title is a collaboration between Moss of the “Raiden” series and the well-known game center “Arcade Mikado”. “Raiden III”, which gained popularity in arcades and consumers, has been renewed on the latest hardware with remixed BGM and new features. Participating artists include: Gou Sato Band/ HEAVY METAL RAIDEN/ FANTOM IRIS/ O.T.K./ Soshi Hosoi/ Daisuke Matsumoto/ COSIO/ WASi303/ Keishi Yonao/ Ryu☆/ Raiuto/ Yu Shimoda.


  • New elements unique to MIKADO MANIAX – More than 20 BGM arrangements with even more power! A new sound mode that allows you to freely set the BGM for each stage, allowing you to customize the BGM to your liking and experience the world of Raiden III! In addition, a wallpaper customization function and portrait mode with monitor rotation are also supported to reproduce an even more realistic experience! A new “hit detection” ON/OFF function has also been implemented, making the game even more friendly to beginner shooters!
  • Game modes that are easier to play than ever before – A full arcade port of “GAMEPLAY,” “Score Attack Mode,” in which players compete for the highest score in each stage, and “Boss Rush Mode,” in which players fight a series of boss weapons.
  • Newly implemented online ranking and replay-up functions! – In the newly implemented “World Ranking Mode,” in addition to online ranking, a “Replay Up” function that allows users to publish their own play online is implemented for the first time! You can send out your self-recorded play movies to the entire country and study your rivals’ play. Take advantage of the online function and compete with players from all over the world!

Raiden III x MIKADO MANIAX is coming to Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and PlayStation 5 on February 23rd, 2023 in Japan.

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