February2016

November2015

  • News Get Ready to Shred Some Solos in Hello Kitty & Friends Rock 'n' World Tour

    Rock on you crazy cats

    Hello Kitty is a hugely successful brand - yes, it really is! So it's not surprising that there are numerous spin-off games and, due to the family focus of Nintendo hardware, they can often be found on Wii U and 3DS. This week Bergsala and Rising Star Games teamed up to release both Hello Kitty Kruisers and Hello Kitty and...

    • 3DS

July2015

October2014

  • News Rising Star Games' New Online Shop Now Open

    No oddly numbered watches available at time of writing

    As part of Rising Star Games' tenth anniversary celebration, the company's own online shop is now open, offering a selection of Rising Star's games and some new merchandise including company logo pins, T-shirts, and mugs. This current selection of products is available as a thank-you to early...

September2014

August2014

  • News Win a Hometown Story T-Shirt Signed by Yasuhiro Wada

    This is a story of the sprite Pochica

    The ever-generous Rising Star Games is giving you the opportunity to win one of five Hometown Story T-shirts featuring a pattern of Hometown Story characters, Brady Bunch grid-style, set off in the center with the genuine by-hand signature of Yasuhiro Wada, the father of the Harvest Moon series: To enter,...

July2014

  • News Win a Hometown Story Blue Ember Plushie Signed by Yasuhiro Wada

    They're leaving Hometown

    Rising Star Games wants to add some adorable to the blue in your Monday by giving away three of Hometown Story's Blue Ember plushies, signed by Yasuhiro Wada. To try getting your hands on one of Hometown Story's cutest characters accessorised with the father of Harvest Moon's very own handwriting, just leave a...

  • News Rising Star Games Is Now Ten Years Old

    Celebrates with new brush logo and a promise

    Hertfordshire-based game publisher Rising Star Games, the “home of Japanese games,” is celebrating its ten-year anniversary. The company’s announcement page features a splashy minute-long montage video and details how Rising Star is celebrating with events and announcements on the tenth of every...

April2014

February2014

September2013

August2013

  • Preview Beyblade Evolution

    Spinning onto 3DS

    The Beyblade toy craze, where you can battle customisable spinning tops in an arena, has varied in popularity over the years and in different countries. Along with the TV show and toys there has been a range of video-games dating back to the GBA. With a new TV series and range of Beyblade “Shogun Steel” toys hitting the...

July2013

  • News Rising Star Games Is Bringing Hakuoki: Memories of the Shinsengumi To Europe

    3DS romantic visual novel is the first of two new titles from the publisher

    Rising Star Games has revealed that it will be publishing Hakuoki: Memories of the Shinsengumi in Europe, following news that Aksys would be bringing the title to North American shores. Developed by IDEA FACTORY, Hakuoki: Memories of the Shinsengumi is billed as a "romantic...

  • News Some Hometown Story Pre-Orders Coming with Plush Embers

    Let them warm your heart

    If you enjoy your games accompanied by soft, squishable companions, then Natsume has been quite the friend to you. Its pre-order deals in the past have included plush cows, yaks and a range of other critters and it looks set to continue that tradition with more plushie pals. For Hometown Story, the upcoming game from

April2013

  • News Beyblade: Evolution Spinning Its Way Onto The 3DS This Year

    Takes advantage of the 3DS' capabilities

    Rising Star Games has announced Beyblade: Evolution, an all new exclusive game for the 3DS which is scheduled to spin across Europe and North America later this year. D3Publisher will distribute the game across the US. The title, an interesting take on the TV series Metal Saga, allows players to launch...

March2013

  • News Project Happiness is Now HomeTown Story

    Developer reveals more details on the game

    During E3 last year, Natsume teased the world with its next game, known only as Project Happiness. The official name has now been revealed, it'll be known as HomeTown Story - though we're sure there's still a lot of happiness involved. Yasuhiro Wada, creator of the Harvest Moon series, is the man behind...

November2012

August2012

June2012

February2012

  • News Get Jiggy with BIT.TRIP and Nintendisco

    Find those dancing shoes

    The arrival of BIT.TRIP COMPLETE and BIT.TRIP SAGA has been a long time coming in Europe. Thanks to Rising Star Games there isn't long to wait, with both titles due to release soon. To celebrate the occasion there's to be a free BIT.TRIP themed Nintendisco on 7th February in London. There'll be opportunities to play both...

October2010

September2010