Caladrius And Raiden IV Are Headed To PlayStation 3

By Ishaan . December 20, 2013 . 11:32am

Caladrius, the shoot-em-up with artwork by Suzuhito Yasuda (Devil Survivor) is headed to the PlayStation 3 in Japan, along with Raiden IV. Both games are currently available on Xbox 360.


Caladrius PS3 will add a new playable character to the game, as well as a new stage. Meanwhile, Raiden IV: Overkill will add a new “Overkill” mode.


Raiden IV will be available in spring 2014 as a download title. Caladrius is set for 2014 as well, and will be available at retail stores.

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  • Ladius

    I’m glad to see PS3 getting some more shmups after Under Defeat and Mamoru-kun, even if the lack of Cave games (Ketsui port aside) still makes a J-X360 the best option for that genre this gen.

  • Andrew A

    I’ll probably double dip. Wasn’t the hugest fan of Caladrius but I’ll definitely support shmups finding homes on region free systems.

  • landlock

    I was like YES I can finally play Raiden IV and the No it’s download only. :(

    • almostautumn

      JPN accounts are free to make, and you can buy JPN PSN cards from Play-Asia. They’re price-inflated of course, but really not so much.

  • Freakmasta

    Man, Yasuda Suzuhito has been doing a lot of character designs lately. There’s nothing wrong with that… but just saying.

  • TrevHead

    Good news about Caladrius for us none J360 owners, plus Raiden 4 for us guys in PALand who didn’t get the 360 localisation like US did.

    RFA next please.

    • Arrngrim

      Yeah, I’m excited to see Caladrius on PS3. Now I can import and play it!

    • SupaPhly

      I was so irritated when that french publisher that promised to publish Raiden IV spooked out of existance

  • Godmars

    So are they going to be worth importing, or are they too expensive, or are they too expensive for a casual importer?

    • Oniros

      You can buy Raiden IV on the 360 on the States right now. New shmup imports usually range in the $70-$80 depending on shipping.

  • FitzpatrickPhillips

    Yaaaaaaaaas! Caladrius!!

  • Oniros

    Awesome! I hope they get a retail release, at least in Japan so I can import. Who am I kidding? I’ll buy them off PSN anyways.

  • Testsubject909

    Caladrius in retail?

    Interesting… Gonna pre-order that.

  • Yan Zhao

    Will Caladrius be on the Japanese PSN too? Rather just pay for PSN cards than pay and wait for imports.

  • FetusZero

    Caladrius! I’ll finally be able to play it!

  • Yay! Now I can play Caladrius =^_^=

  • Richard N

    For a second I thought it said “ver. Kill.”

    That would’ve been metal as ***k.

  • hazelnut1112

    Damn, this is neat. Would definitely import Caladrius.

  • Romancer Ecclesia

    Is this that game that has a visual novel storyline and God Mode coz it’s too hard for casuals?

    • Aoshi00

      Just character stills, some background art and dialogue.. the cutscenes are mostly fillers.. It was a pretty decent shmup w/ cool boss designs.. and some clothes ripping pics of each female boss lol (I’m not a huge fan of this characters designer though)

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