The newest installment in the legendary spaceship shmup series, Raiden, is making its way to the PlayStation 4 and blasting its way here in the west in the form of Raiden V: Director’s Cut. The fifth installment of the long-running franchise, Raiden V is a brand new game, featuring new weapons, levels, and an entirely new army to destroy.
Dubbed the original Japanese Bullet-hell shooter, Raiden is celebrating its 25th year in 2017. Known for its sheer difficulty, incredibly frantic gameplay, and wonderful visual presentation, the Raiden franchise has become a landmark in the development of spaceship- shooter.s LAst year, Xbox One owners had the special opportunity to experience Raiden V exclusively, but now, the game will move onto the PS4 and PC come next week.
Raiden V will come with a bevy of new additions for the PS4/PC port, including couch co-op and new missions. Raiden V also features new elements to differentiate itself from its predecessors, including a new health bar for health, instead of the one-shot, instant death mechanic. Additionally, the game will feature a new “Cheer” attack for secondary weapons, a fully narrated storyline, new ships, and a new HUD. To celebrate the release, UFO Interactive is releasing a physical copy for the PlayStation 4. In addition to a physical copy of Raiden V, the physical release will include a 22-track soundtrack from Japanese music artists Basisscape