PUBLISHER SPOTLIGHT: Rising Star Games

Wednesday, May 9th, 2012

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AUTHOR’S NOTE: This is part of a series where Operation Rainfall will be briefly covering publishers that specialize in localizing niche-market titles into America. We will focus on one publisher per week for several weeks. Fans of niche gaming should pay close attention to each of these publishers, and the best way to support them is by purchasing the titles they localize. As the saying goes, “put your money where your mouth is”… Without further ado, we present this week’s publisher:


Rising Star Games

Rising Star Games may not be a household name to U.S. gamers yet, but if their success in Europe is anything to measure by, then we only have good things to look forward to, and Rising Star Games (RSG) is a publisher you definitely need to keep on your radar.

Rising Star Games was founded in the UK in 2004 and has published nearly 100 titles across all current-generation consoles to date. Their portfolio includes both popular existing franchises and brand new properties such as Little King’s Story, Muramasa: The Demon Blade, No More Heroes, Fragile Dreams, and the Harvest Moon series.

Titles Published by Rising Star Games in Europe

Titles Published by Rising Star Games in Europe

 

In January 2012 Rising Star Games opened a US branch in California, which will publish titles for the American and Canadian markets, bringing decades of combined experience, unique knowledge and a genuine passion for interactive entertainment to a larger Western audience. RSG announced on April 5th that they have selected Aksys Games as the exclusive distributor of RSG-published titles in America.

Their first title to be published in America is the Xbox 360 shooter Akai Katana (developed by Cave), which will launch on May 15th. With an excellent taste in games and a superb track record of releases in Europe, we are definitely excited to see what the future holds for Rising Star Games.

If you live in America, you can support them today by purchasing Akai Katana for Xbox 360, and Europeans have a long list of games that have been published by RSG on their official website: http://www.risingstargames.com/games.aspx

 


Follow Rising Star Games:

Website: http://www.risingstargames.com/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/risingstargames

Facebook: https://facebook.com/risingstargames

YouTube: https://youtube.com/risingstargames




  • This is definitely one of the up-and-coming publishers to keep your eye on in the coming months.

  • I love Cave & Shmups, buying Akai Katana first day. Plus them doing a physical release is just icing on the cake. Always had respect for them and GhostLight, doing such a fine job localizing games for the PAL region, and now RSG is working their magic here. Good to see more and more publishers after Working Design folded, it’s like their carrying the torch.

  • Eugene Ng

    I got into the Cave bullet frenzy games when I saw Deathsmiles and Dodonpachi Resurrection (Dai-Fu-Katsu) so I’ve been practicing the arts of bullet frenzy before I tackle on with the harder ones! I’m still looking for Dodonpachi Resurrection in my area…