Raiden IV: Overkill coming to U.S. PlayStation Network
posted on 03.03.14 at 02:13 PM EDT by (@salromano)
UFO Interactive-published shoot 'em up arrives April 29.

Raiden IV

UFO Interactive has announced its bringing Raiden IV: Overkill, Moss’ enhanced version of Raiden IV with an added “Overkill Mode,” to PlayStation Network in North America on April 29.

The U.S. release follows just 14 days after the game’s April 15 Japanese release.

Watch a Japanese trailer below.

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  • Pyrofrost

    Man, I am always happy to see Playstation get more shmups!

    PS3 really starved for them in comparison to the 360.

  • DarthBrian

    mmmmmm…shmups. <3

  • Lelouch Vi Britannia

    With this my Raiden collection will be close to complete. Now all i’ll need is Raiden Fighters. i already Have Raiden Project for PS1 and Raiden III for PS2.

  • PrinceHeir

    Hell yes!!

    More Playstation SHUMPS!!

    Bring Caladrius please UFO!!!

    Need to get back playing Mamorukun curse!!

  • Sevyne

    Keep bringing me those shmups!

  • cosmosgaming

    Sounds good to me, more Raiden is always a good thing! I saw Gunship mentioned on that UFO page though, any idea if that is a PS1 classic or something else?

  • Vayne

    I want a lot of shoot ’em up in the PS4 in retail.

  • LastBoss

    Taito bring us Darius Burst & Another Chronicle.


    • LordKaiser

      If it’s on PS4 they should make a 4K version as it may be the 1rst 4K resolution SHMUP.

      PS3 version also in 1080p

      • bloodiOS

        4K would be a waste on the PS4, given that the maximum display output for games is limited to 1080p. They should just use the extra resources available for 8xMSAA or something like that.

        • LordKaiser

          That’s a pity if the PS4 has that limit. Dariusburst EX exists at very high resolutions. I forgot if it was in 2 or 3 monitors.

          • bloodiOS

            The best option I would have for such a game would be to scale the game’s horizontal resolution to 1920 without changing the aspect ratio, leaving black bars on top and bottom of the screen, then shove all HUD elements into the black bars.

            • LordKaiser

              They will have to do that by obligation. If PS4 where to support 4k games then it would be better.


              • Saurian Dash

                Would absolutely love to see a home port of Darius Burst. I was lucky enough to have a machine on location test near where I worked so I played it a ton. It’s a fantastic game with a beautifully elegant system.

  • tokyobassist

    My dick is hard.

  • Chris Cruz

    Any idea what exactly this Overkill mode is? Looks something of a take on Black Label arrange modes found in alot of CAVE Shmups?

  • Andrew Ogier

    Europe please? PLEASE!?!?!