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Rising Star Games To Open American Office

Posted by James Newton

Rising in the West

Popular European publisher Rising Star Games has revealed it's to open an office in California.

The company has also formed Rising Star Games Digital, a — wait for it — digital publishing division for the ever-growing download market. RSG hasn't revealed any digital plans for Nintendo formats, but said recently it will continue to release games on Nintendo platforms.

Coming to America: Rising Star Games opens US headquarters and creates new global digital label
Rising Star Games is pleased to announce its expansion into North America with the opening of its US headquarters. Reaching further west, the team will leverage their decades of European publishing experience and bring exciting new experiences to US consumers.

Based in California, Rising Star Games Inc. will launch its first product, Akai Katana for Xbox 360, in Q2 2012. Akai Katana, developed by fabled Japanese shooter specialists CAVE, will be the first title from Rising Star Games to be launched simultaneously in Europe and North America.

Further to this expansion, Rising Star Games Digital has been formed as a global digital publishing division, created with the aim of publishing the most engaging video games on digital platforms. This includes, but is not limited to, Xbox LIVE Arcade, PlayStation Network, Steam, Android and iOS devices.

Martin Defries, managing director, Rising Star Games said, “After eight years of fantastic success in bringing the best Eastern games to Europe, we’re ready to expand our business, engaging more consumers than ever before in more territories and on digital platforms.” He continued, “Rising Star Games Digital has been something we’ve been working on for a while. We envisage a huge growth in downloadable product over the coming years, and intend to play a big part shaping the future development of our exciting industry.”

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User Comments (7)

FonistofCruxis

#1

FonistofCruxis said:

Rising star games digital? Pole's big adventure for EU please! Or would they have forgotten about that seeing as it came out almost 3 years ago.

ueI

#4

ueI said:

I only want to know what games they plan on publishing.

Oregano

#5

Oregano said:

can I be a bit salty?

RSG is pretty much the only niche publisher in Europe whilst America has dozens and RSG is the one to open another branch? Where the hell is Atlus Europe!?

saltiness over.

RSG is cool(apart from the whole no RF: Oceans Wii) and they're IMO one of the best publishers on Nintendo platforms.

sykotek

#6

sykotek said:

I love Rising Star Games! ...which is pretty strange considering I'm an American...also a Californian and the only title I've ever went out of my way and imported that is RSG is the UK version of DoDonPachi Resurrection for 360.

I can swear that I've played quite a few of RSG games that were domestic releases...unless another company uses their star logo also...

Anyways, HELL YEAH! AKAI KATANA SHIN!!!

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