Raystorm HD Heading To Xbox 360 And PS3

By Spencer . August 28, 2009 . 1:45pm

rayaTaito is working on a HD remake of Raystorm. Screens of Raystorm HD started circulating earlier this month. Now, the ESRB is leaking information about the title confirming a PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 release.


Here’s what the ESRB has to say about it.


Players control a futuristic aircraft that destroys enemies and targets in this vertical-scrolling shooter game. Presented from a third-person perspective, the game allows players to fire lasers and missiles at asteroids, ships, planes, tanks, and buildings on the ground. Players face a steady swarm of enemies and bosses that react to damage by exploding in fiery bursts and plumes of gray smoke.


On paper it sounds generic, but it fits Raystorm. Since Raystorm HD was said to be in development for Xbox Live Arcade the PlayStation 3 version should show up on the PlayStation Store.

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  • I know people’s days who are gonna be made from hearing about this.

    The original is a great shmup.

  • Zefiro Torna

    With this and Darius Burst I’m relieved to see that Taito is finally putting their shmup IPs to real use! It’s as if the ship cameos of R-Gray and Silver Hawk in Space Invaders Get Even were a sign of things to come.

    Speaking of shmup-like games from Taito, I get the feeling we’ll see a new KiKi KaiKai soon…

    • You might have something with this given how abruptly the Kiki Kaikai IP was ripped out from underneath Starfish.

      With all of the former’s shooters so far having been…unimpressive, maybe SE realized they could send a little money Taito’s way and end up with a decent successor.

    • jarrodand

      Without Natsume, I’m not interested.

  • It’s good to hear that Taito is bringing back some of its older stuff…

    It’d be great to see a new EXIT game, though. Mr. ESC doesn’t get enough love… ;_;

  • Finally, a new shooter for the PS3!

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