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.”