Raiden IV launches this September

By Spencer . June 23, 2008 . 12:48am

rstage51.jpgThe Famitsu article Insert Credit referenced last week is online now, complete with screenshots of the new bosses in Raiden IV. Stage 5 from the arcade version will become stage 7 in the home version to squeeze two extra levels. The picture to the right the new boss in stage five of Raiden IV for the Xbox 360.

 

Other features include video recording, score attack, a boss rush, and world ranking mode. Huh? World ranking? Moss wouldn’t add this mode if Raiden IV was only for Japan. UFO Interactive is reported to be the publisher and they won’t be able to sell the game for 7,140 yen ($66) in North America. However, if you want to get it on September 11 when it debuts you have to pay the prices Moss is selling it for. That’s right Moss is publishing Xbox 360 games in Japan without any help from Taito.

 

Images courtesy of Moss and Famitsu.


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  • Steve

    Wow, I can’t believe Moss is publishing it them-selves!

  • R

    Thinking about it, Moss probably had to. Given how they yanked the carpet out from under the new Kiki Kaikai, I’m thinking that Square-Enix is not interested in publishing shooting games at all.

    …Space Invaders gets an exception because it’s recognizable worldwide and easily marketable with the “30th anniversary” thing. (S-E seems to LOVE releasing updated versions of older games, anyway.)

  • jeffx

    R: Moss? Space Invaders Extreme? I had no idea. I thought it was all Taito. I wish someone made a real Moss page on wikipedia.

  • R

    jeffx: Well, Taito is now a subsidiary of Square-Enix. I don’t know much about business and I don’t know how “strong” Taito is within its parent company, but I’d figure S-E has final say about whose name goes on what and whether “insert-game-name-here” gets published by either parent or subsidiary at all.

    Maybe Moss decided to go it alone, but it seems a little more likely that Square-Enix didn’t want Taito to publish it. Check out their product page: http://www.mossjp.co.jp/03.htm

    I’ve got no clue about the cellphone games, but all the others seem to be published by other companies. (They’ve even worked with Taito before, because Exit DS is there!)

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