Let’s change the channel to Raiden Tube

By Spencer . July 31, 2008 . 3:24pm

Moss is self publishing Raiden IV in Japan and they probably don’t have a huge marketing budget to promote it. Their grassroots strategy involves episodes of Raiden Tube posted on their blog. The first episode is up and it shows an “ordinary” girl trying Raiden IV.




She’s not bad at all, but I think Nanaho, the player, is well versed in shmups. The profile on the developer’s blog says she likes guys who are “skillful at shooting games” and her motto is “shooting love <3”. Models playing games is nothing new, but I’m confused at Moss’ message. Are they trying to suggest any ordinary person can ace Raiden IV? Or are they trying to coax gamers to trying shmups so they can find a girlfriend? I translated the profile below just in case anyone is interested.


Name: Nanaho

Age: Secret

Three Sizes: Secret

Hobbies: Collecting Relax Kuma (it's a San-X character)

Type of guy you like: A person who is skillful at shooting games

Your Motto: Shooting Love <3


Images courtesy of Moss.

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  • jeffx

    My theory has been proven true.

    Raiden is so awesome… getting an X360 just for it.

  • EvilAkito

    Purple beam is for everyone, not just girls. In fact, the purple beam is God, and if you don’t worship it, you will go to Hell. It’s just that awesome.

    And damn it looks awesome. Raiden III was okay, but this is looking like the real sequel that I was hoping for. I unfortunately don’t have a 360 though. Hopefully it’ll be ported to other consoles (PS2 or Wii please).

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