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Rising Star Games Commits to 3DS with Five Games in 2012

Posted by James Newton

Farming and shifting ahoy

Rising Star Games just revealed its 2012 line-up for Europe, and it's betting big on Nintendo's glasses-free portable with five 3DS games on the way this year.

RSG already announced its plans to release BIT.TRIP SAGA, and is joined by 3D farmer Harvest Moon 3D: The Tale of Two Towns, monochromatic puzzler Shifting World, fishing title Super Black Bass 3D and match-three game Cradle of Rome 2.

There are no precise release dates for the games yet but we'll update you when we know more.

Rising Star Games launches into the third dimension for 2012

Strong 3DS commitment forms part of a sensational 2012 line-up

Thursday 29th January, 2012: Acclaimed video games publisher Rising Star Games today announces that it will increase emphasis on Nintendo 3DS products for 2012, ramping up the number of titles it plans to publish throughout the calendar year.

With five products scheduled for launch on Nintendo 3DS in the first six months alone, Rising Star will lead the pack in one of the highest growth formats, with titles ranging from retro arcade gem BIT.TRIP SAGA, to mind-melting adventure puzzle game Shifting World.

Complementing its drive for success on Nintendo 3DS, Rising Star Games will expand its portfolio further in 2012 with the release of BIT.TRIP COMPLETE for the Wii, Cradle of Persia, Tofu Collection and Harvest Moon: The Tale of Two Towns for Nintendo DS, Way of the Samurai 4 for the PlayStation®3 (PS3®), Rune Factory Oceans for PS3 and the highly anticipated Akai Katana for Xbox 360.

“We’re huge fans of the Nintendo 3DS, the freedom it affords developers, and the unmatched fun it brings to the world of gamers. We’ve searched the world over to find some of the most compelling products which showcase the 3DS and the unique experiences it can offer,” commented Martin Defries, managing director, Rising Star Games. “2012 will be a big year for us, with some of the most enjoyable games across five formats and as many genres – we’re going to start the New Year running, catch us if you can!”

Rising Star Games 2012 Nintendo 3DS line-up includes:
· BIT.TRIP SAGA – Retro rhythm action monster where you help CommanderVideo complete his mission and return home.
· Super Black Bass 3D – The seminal fishing game returns with a vengeance, using the latest technology to create the biggest and best fishing simulator to-date.
· Cradle of Rome 2 – Beat the puzzles to create your own Roman Empire
· Harvest Moon: The Tale of Two Towns – Farm your way to glory to re-unite two rival towns.
· Shifting World – Invert the world at will to beat the levels.

Q1 2012
Cradle of Persia (DS)

Q2 2012
Super Black Bass 3D (3DS)
Cradle of Rome 2 (3DS)
Akai Katana (360)
Tofu Collection (DS)
Rune Factory Oceans (PS3)

Harvest Moon: The Tale of Two Towns (DS/3DS)
Shifting World (3DS)
Way of the Samurai 4 (PS3)

For more information on all RSG titles, please visit the official site:

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User Comments (14)



sykotek said:

Hells yeah Akai Katana Shin! Please be region free...if so, import you I shall, my precious.



alLabouTandroiD said:

Very interested in Shifting World. I especially hope it can prove that it wouldn't be a bettter fit with the eShop.



FonistofCruxis said:

Bit. trip complete is the only one of those that I'm definitely getting but I might get Rune factory: Oceans if they bring the Wii version to Europe but unfortunately the article only mentions the PS3 version. Hopefully they'll bring the Wii version to Europe too.



HipsterDashie said:

Wish they could give a more definitive release date for SAGA and COMPLETE. I've been itching for some portable mind-numbing retro arcade action since they were released in the States back in September. Still, I'm glad to see these two suckers will finally be seeing release over here. Quadruple dipping ftw!



Robo-goose said:

Harvest Moon 3D: A Tale of Two Towns makes the worst use of 3D that I have ever seen on a 3DS game so far. Good thing its gameplay is enjoyable enough to offset the complete waste of the 3DS's capabilities.
I guess that's to be expected of a last minute port of a DS game to the 3DS.



Freelance said:

The 3D in TotT doesn't do much, but it's still pretty neat, especially in the mountains where the trees are swaying. Rivers look nice too. It's not a complete waste.

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