Raiden III x MIKADO MANIAX announced for PC and consoles

Japanese developer MOUSSE has announcement Raiden III x MIKADO MANIAX for PC and consoles, a new re-release of the classic shoot ’em up Raider III.

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

The game will retail on Switch, PS4, and PS5 in standard and limited edition. The latter comes with: an original soundtrack on 2 CDs, and a paper craft diorama, and a set of interchangeable jackets!

Here is an overview of the new version:


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


  • New items unique to MIKADO MANIAX – Over 20 BGM arrangements with even more power! A new sound mode that lets you freely set the BGM for each stage, letting you customize the BGM to your liking and experience the world of Raiden III! Additionally, a custom wallpaper feature 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 user-friendly for novice shooters!
  • Game modes that are easier to play than ever – 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 features! – In the new “World Ranking Mode”, in addition to the online ranking, a “Replay Up” function that allows users to publish their own game online is implemented for the first time! You can send your self-recorded game movies nationwide and study your rivals’ game. Take advantage of the online feature and compete against players from all over the world!

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