Raiden IV x Mikado Remix has been available for almost a year already on Nintendo Switch through UFO interactive. I enjoyed my time with it on Switch quite a bit. Read my review here. Moss’ classic is now available on PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and Steam with all consoles seeing a physical release. For my Raiden IV x Mikado Remix PS5 and Xbox Series X review, I wanted to revisit the game and see if the developer did anything to warrant buying this version of the game again, and if there is any difference between both console versions. I will be covering the PC version in a separate review.
Raiden IV x Mikado Remix PS5 and Xbox Series X contents
If you already played Raiden IV Overkill on any platform before, Raiden IV x Mikado Remix is basically that with new soundtrack options. It may not seem like a big deal if you still own a platform with Raiden IV Overkill, but the real draw of this release is having Raiden IV itself on all current platforms.
Raiden IV x Mikado Remix PS5 features
Despite some reports of 120fps or 8K for the new versions, Raiden IV x Mikado Remix runs at 60fps. On PS5, it doesn’t have any special DualSense functionality, but it does have full support for the PS5 Activity Card system. This lets you load the game into Overkill Mode, Arcade Mode, Additional Mode, and more alongside tracking your progress in these modes.
Raiden IV x Mikado Remix Xbox Series X features
On the Xbox side, Raiden IV x Mikado Remix on Xbox Series X supports Quick Resume and Smart Delivery. That’s about it in terms of anything specific for this version of the game. Quick Resume has been great with Raiden IV x Mikado Remix as I’ve been playing it alongside Monster Hunter Rise recently.
Should you buy Raiden IV x Mikado Remix on PS5 or Xbox if you already played it on Switch?
Raiden IV x Mikado Remix remains a fantastic shoot ’em up, and is a great first native PS5 release in the genre. The brilliant new music option, multiple game modes, and smooth gameplay make it an easy recommendation if you’re new to Raiden IV or the series in general. Despite the stage environments not looking great in any version, Raiden IV x Mikado Remix is worth your time in its current state. If you have played Raiden IV Overkill and own it on any platform, the asking price for Raiden IV x Mikado Remix will not be worth it for you unless you want it on a new platform. If you already own and have played Raiden IV x Mikado Remix on Nintendo Switch, this is only worth getting if you want access to the game on another platform.
I enjoyed revisiting Raiden IV x Mikado Remix following the time I put into it on Nintendo Switch before. As I said before, I will be covering the PC port including how it is on Steam Deck in a separate review. I wanted to cover both current consoles for this feature. Hopefully my Raiden IV x Mikado Remix PS5 and Xbox Series X review helped you decide if it is worth investing in the newest re-release of Raiden IV as a newcomer or a longtime fan of the game and series. If you’re curious about the game itself rather than the new ports, read my review of the initial Switch version here.