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  • Fan Nickname: Raiden V finally gives proper names to the series Big Bad and the world organization that launched a coalition against the alien invasion. Nevertheless, older fans of the series continue to use the names of these two narrative elements coined by a fan of the series way back during Raiden II:
    • "The Cranassians" for the Crystals
    • The "World Alliance Military" for the Vanquish Crystal Defense (VCD) organization
  • I Knew It!: Many fans had a strong feeling that the Xbox One exclusivity wouldn't last long, much like with Raiden IV (arcade and Xbox 360 exclusive for a long time, later ported to PS3 and PC). This ended up being proven right in 2017 with the PS4 and Windows ports.
  • Meaningful Name: The Airborne Aircraft Carrier is named Bellwether in this game. A traditional meaning of bellwether is a male sheep that wears a bell and leads a flock. A more modern meaning is "one who leads or indicates trends; a trendsetter." Appropriate for the VCD flagship and carrier of Fighting Thunder. Also, by sheer coincidence, a real-life upstart company called Bellwether Coffee makes coffee roasters. What does Max like to drink instead of focusing on his duties?
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  • Milestone Celebration: The game was supposed to coincide with the 25th anniversary of the first Raiden game, but it got delayed.
  • No Export for You: The physical release for Xbox One is Japan-only; North America and PAL regions get digital-only releases. That said, the Xbox One is region-free and the Japanese version has the English-language option available (after an update) if you live outside of Japan and really want a physical copy.
    • Late Export for You: Director's Cut ports received physical releases internationally for a limited time, however.
  • No Port For You: Initially, it was an Xbox One exclusive. It took a year and a half to arrive on PS4 and PC.
  • Saved from Development Hell: This game, a straight-to-console title for Xbox One, was supposed to have a late 2015 release (to coincide with the series' 25th anniversary) after being revealed in Tokyo Game Show in September 2014. However, due to unknown reasons, the development has been subsequently delayed, possibly to have some of its features perfected. During its development lifecycle, there was no news about it until December 2015, when the game was finally confirmed to have a release date of February 2016, somewhat later than it was expected.
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  • Urban Legend of Zelda: There are some rumors regarding scoring rank requirements on reaching the True Final Boss in V being S-rank. However, some fans who played the game discovered this is not true.

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