In the west
Over 25 years after the original Raiden was released, Raiden Vwill hit the Xbox One. It’ll make its North American debut on May 11, and will feature light multiplayer elements like a “cheer system,” where you can buff other players (think rating Dark Souls messages), and leaderboards. There’s eight stages in all, and multiple ship types to choose from.
I can still remember growing up playing Raidenin arcades, and explaining shoot-’em-ups to my wife for the first time with the series. I owe it to the franchise to try this one out.