Rising Star Games News

News: Rising Star Games Confirms 10th Anniversary North American eShop Discounts

Rising Star Games Confirms 10th Anniversary North American eShop Discounts

Beyblade! Fashion! Jewels! Fishing!

This week's European Nintendo Download Update includes a range of discounts from Rising Star Games — the publisher is currently celebrating its 10 year anniversary. It's a particularly active company in the EU, often taking on a number of niche titles from Japan that would otherwise never make it to the region...

News: Rising Star Games Is Now Ten Years Old

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...

Review: Hometown Story (3DS)

Hometown Story (3DS)

Harvest Merchant

Released in North America and Japan last year, Hometown Story has now hit European shores at long last, thanks to the efforts of Rising Star Games. You play as a young boy — or girl, if you wish — who takes over a shop in a small town after his grandmother, who previously owned it, passes away. If this sounds in any way similar...

Review: Beyblade: Evolution (3DS)

Beyblade: Evolution (3DS)

Worth taking for a spin?

Despite the original anime TV series coming to an end almost a decade ago, it seems that Beyblade is still very much a thing. It’s curious to think that the concept of pitting spinning top toys against one another would prove so exciting for so many in this technologically enhanced day and age, but then the world...

Review: Around the World with Hello Kitty and Friends (3DS)

Around the World with Hello Kitty and Friends (3DS)

Bonjour, Kitty

Hello Kitty first burst onto the scene in 1974 courtesy of Japanese company Sanrio, which designs and produces products solely aimed at the kawaii – meaning cute in Japanese – section of popular culture in the country. Since then, Hello Kitty has become one of the most recognised and successful brands in the world, appearing on...

News: Harvest Moon: The Tale of Two Towns European Release Date

Harvest Moon: The Tale of Two Towns European Release Date

Start farming on 29th June

A while back we reported that Harvest Moon: The Tale of Two Towns 3D was on its way to PAL regions, which seemed more than likely considering the support that Rising Star Games had shown for localising the franchise in previous years. This well-known secret has now been confirmed through a press release, for Europe anyway,...

News: Harvest Moon Creator Announces "Project Happiness"

Harvest Moon Creator Announces "Project Happiness"

Natsume and RSG on board

Harvest Moon creator Yasuhiro Wada recently set up his own studio, TOYBOX, with a simple message: "we are gaming for Love, Peace and Earth." Natsume, Rising Star Games and TOYBOX have just announced Project Happiness — a temporary title — with more details to come at E3. The announcement doesn't give much more away than...

News: BIT.TRIP Collections Come to Europe on 16th March

BIT.TRIP Collections Come to Europe on 16th March

Quicker than we thought

Rising Star Games has revealed it's accelerating the release of BIT.TRIP COMPLETE and BIT.TRIP SAGA by seven Earth days. The compilations will now reach European shores on 16th March 2012 instead of the widely advertised 23rd March release date. If you're not sure which game to get, try out BIT.TRIP SAGA review paired with...

News: Rising Star Games To Open American Office

Rising Star Games To Open American Office

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..

News: Rising Star Explains Rune Factory: Oceans Wii No-Show

Rising Star Explains Rune Factory: Oceans Wii No-Show

"Wasn't on the table"

Rising Star Games just announced its 2012 line-up, but while it's bringing Rune Factory: Oceans on PlayStation 3 to Europe, Rune Factory: Oceans for Wii is missing from the publisher's slate. We asked product marketing manager Yen Hau why Wii owners in Europe won't be able to continue their Rune Factory adventures. Rising Star Games have always had, and continue to

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

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

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..

Rumour: Harvest Moon 3D: Tale of Two Towns Due for PALs

Harvest Moon 3D: Tale of Two Towns Due for PALs

Ripe for the plucking?

The Australian Classification board has turned up a rating for Harvest Moon 3D: The Tale of Two Towns. The official rating calls the publisher "RISING STARS", though undoubtedly this refers to Rising Star Games, the publisher responsible for the Harvest Moon brand outside of America and Japan. As HM is Rising Star's biggest series it's highly likely it'll bring the..

News: Rising Star Games Bringing BIT.TRIP to Europe

Rising Star Games Bringing BIT.TRIP to Europe

Rejoice!

Triumphant compilations BIT.TRIP SAGA and BIT.TRIP COMPLETE are on the way to Europe in 2012, courtesy of Rising Star Games. The publisher — ignoring its "Home of Japanese Games" slogan for just a little while — has confirmed it'll be releasing both compilations across Europe in the first three months of next year. Excellent news for European fans of excellent games. Rising..