Japanese GO Series to Attack Europe and North America
Posted by James Newton
Rising Star and Gamebridge expand Stateside
The G.G Series just hit the Western world with G.G Series Ninja Karakuri Den, and now a second influx of short Japanese titles have been announced with Rising Star Games and Gamebridge set to launch the GO Series later this year.
Running from September to December and launching with 10 Second Run and Defence Wars, the publishing partnership will see Western gamers able to play new games from the developers of Dragon Quest, F-Zero GP Legend and, er, Wario: Master of Disguise.
You can read our 10 Second Run First Impressions and Defence Wars First Impressions to get an idea of what's in store when the series kicks off next month, and have a look at the official GO Series site for more info.
Rising Star Games is proud to present the GO Series, by Gamebridge.
New range from the Home of Japanese Games will bring top Japanese developed DSiWare titles to Europe and North America.
Tuesday 24th August 2010: Western gamers are in for a treat as Rising Star Games and Gamebridge announce the new digitally distributed GO Series will soon be available in Europe and North America - exclusively on DSiWare. The GO Series will bring the best Japanese DSiWare games to Europe and North America, benefitting from relationships Rising Star Games and Gamebridge have with top developers in Japan and Asia.
The GO Series will distribute games from renowned Japanese studios including: G-mode, ArtePiazza, SUZAK and TOM CREATE. The studios selected to be part of the GO Series are responsible for impressive titles such as: Wario: Master of Disguise, Dragon Quest, Innocent Life and F-Zero GP Legend.
Martin Defries, managing director of Rising Star Games said, "The GO Series offers great casual games for great value. We are really pleased with the studios that have come together to create this series and we're looking forward to getting these impressive casual games into the hands of European and North American gamers."
The GO Series will be released between September and December 2010. The first two games available will be 10 Second Run and Defence Wars, for the modest sum of 200 DSiWare points each.
10 Second Run will be available across Europe from the 3rd September and Defence Wars from 24th September. US release dates for both titles are to be confirmed. The compilation trailer for the GO Series goes live on the EU Nintendo Channel today.
10 Second Run
In 10 second run the player takes control of a stick man and run for his life across obstacle courses to reach the goal within 10 seconds. Move like your life depends on it, dashing across over 50 stages, avoiding various hazards and desperately trying to reach the exit on time. 10 seconds is all you've got!
Fuyuhiko Fujimoto, director of 10 Second Run at G-mode said, "We're extremely pleased to be teaming up with Gamebridge and the GO Series to bring 10 Second Run to players around the world. After the game's success in Japan since its release in April, I'm really looking forward to having players everywhere try out the game. We're confident the sense of fun trying to reach the exit in just 10 seconds will be universal."
In Defence Wars the player takes control of a mini arsenal of weapons and fight off wave after wave of enemy attacks. Hold your base until the reinforcements arrive by flicking bullets and bombs at the oncoming enemies using the stylus. Arm your base with guns, cannons and tanks in preparation for the onslaught and then attack with everything you've got.
Noriyoshi Takagi, director of Defence Wars at Tom Create said, "Defence Wars was released in Japan in Feb 2010 and it is still in the top 10. The game's tempo and intuitive touch pen controls are the reasons for its continued success. We are looking forward to European and American players being able to enjoy Defence Wars."