Rising Star Games has branched out in recent years to become a prolific publisher of indie titles, but it began life as a company which focused on bringing the best Japanese games to western players. It's going back to its roots with Mebius' action RPG Sadame, which it's bringing to the European and North American 3DS eShops on February 25th.
Here's the official rub:
Translating simply as 'fate', four warriors are called to battle with a whirl of swords, spells and mysterious arcane abilities in this fast-paced hack-'n-slash adventure. Cut a swathe through waves of demons as you battle against the vivid backdrop of a reimagined Warring States period of Japan. Players guide their chosen hero through dozens of stages, facing an onslaught of over twenty enormous bosses, collecting loot, enhancing their equipment and levelling up with new abilities with which to punish and slay Nobunaga's hordes.
Choose from the sword-wielding Samurai; the ranged and stealthy Ninja; the spell-slinging Monk or the enchanting witchery of the Rogue. Each of the four playable heroes has a distinct story and gameplay style with their own abilities and skills to explore and enhance. However, as loot is shared between multiple save files and previously created heroes can be set to assist new ones in battle – not to mention the branching paths offered by the story – Sadame offers a huge amount of replay value.
Sadame's four character types offer four different gameplay styles, and each levels up as you progress through the game. In typical RPG style it's possible to customize your character with new weapons and upgrades, while replay value comes from the fact that certain events are only accessible by certain characters, and each playthrough unlocks new content. You'll also be able to use StreetPass to add heroes to your collection who can then be called upon to aid your progress.
Here's what Martin Defries, Managing Director of Rising Star Games, had to say about the news:
Sadame's release is the perfect example of what we've always done well: bringing great Japanese games to the west so that more people can enjoy them. It's the perfect balance of both action and RPG, making it ideal for players looking to try something exciting and new on their Nintendo 3DS system.
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Looks nice! Will wait for review.
Cool! I'm interested if its no more than €12.99 or so. Prob be €30 though.
Rum, sadame and the Lash
Game looks good. Will also wait for reviews.
No censorship and there is even European release date. That's amazing.
Looks good! I'll be keeping my eye on this one.
@readyletsgo Seems it was 800 Yen in Japan, I doubt they'll try to sell it for 30€.
Ooooooooh! Im grabbing this for sure, wonder what the price will be.
Love Rising Star Games, this looks interesting if a little (potentially) one note. It reminds more SMT meets Vanillaware in terms of graphics.
Will keep an eye on this one for sure. Its different enough to stand out if it reviews well.
Will wait for a review from you guys. Sounds interesting!
Never heard about this title, but looks great and the sengoku era is amazing, I'll buy, but I would love a physical release.
Very cool! I hope it is as good as it sounds! Am I going too far to suggest that it looks a bit like Gauntlet Legends or ...? Hey that's a good thing- having a game like that on a (my favorite) Nintendo handheld is great !
As others have said, if this reviews well, and doesn't debut at some crazy price, I'll probably pick it up.
Looks neat. I like me some 2D action RPGs. Rising Star games is nice because they publish a lot of japanese games we normally wouldn't get here.
Oh wicked, more gameplay like Secret of Mana!
@Wouwter ah, I did not know that. Thanks. Deffo gonna buy it if it's around that price.
@Shiryu reviews have been somewhat on the average side. From Japanese sources
looks kickass , hmm i might finally have enough reasons to update my rusty ds
It looks good i think am going to buy it
Loving the gorgeous, Secret of Mana style sprites.
Looking pretty good 3DS is the home for RPG's .
Seems interesting, but this is a pretty packed time of the year. I could get it, but it's gonna depend on the pricing.
I would love a Wii U version.
Awesome, will keep an eye for this one as well.
Looks good but I'll wait on a review.
My fav game published by Rising Star is always gonna be Contact on DS, how i wish for a new one on 3DS.
This looks like an interesting add on for the year of the RPG on 3DS
@Spoony_Tech hey buddy this looks cool I will be waiting on it as well. I wonder how the 3D might look if it has 3D at all.
Also I picked up a copy of Resident Evil 4 from Amazon for 7 bucks it's a good cheapy these days. Even ebay had cheaper copies but I like Amazon so I bought there.
@Arngrim I'm so bad I have Contact and never played it. Since you remind me maybe I will break that out this week. I'm so back logged all the way back to the PlayStation 2. Well I have years to get to this stuff.
It seems pretty decent. I'll pick it up if its not full priced
@Windy Good deal, hope you enjoy it!
@Dave24 Why does a random game being censored matter at all? What was even the point of even mentioning that esspecially since there is no proof of this game being censored or not?
Anyway, the game seems like a mix Secret of Mana and a top down beat'em up, so I'll probably keep track of this. The sprites looks absolutely beautiful.
If it gets solid reviews, I'm in. Price is gonna play a part though
The boss battles look amazing but the gameplay just a little bland. A review will definitely be helpful.
So, it pronounced like "sodomy"? I mean, I'm interested either way
Looks promising. Hope the reviews are good.
Very much interested in this!
@Chaoz FE: Fates is confirmed to be censored and still doesn't have release date for Europe. But you can still pretend.
@Dave24 What those Fates being censored and not having a Europe have nothing to do with this. Fire Emblem or Nintendo has nothing to do with this game at all. This game isn't even in the same type of situation that Fates is in. There was literally no point into mentioning that at all besides making yourself seem idiotic by comparing two things that aren't alike in any way and bring up controversy, as if we don't have enough of that, that has no place for discussion here at all.
(It's not like Europe hasn't had enough favoritism already from 2015. We didn't get Paper Jam till this year and God knows when Bravely Second will come out here.)
@Chaoz Bravely Second will be released april 15th in US. It's known for a month. Talk about lazy and butthurt over nothing for not checking your facts and have the nerve of throwing idiots at people.
I guess I'm God now for knowing.
this looks pretty awesome for eshop!
@Dave24 Even though I didn't actually know when it was going to release here, that doesn't really disprove anything I said about Europeans getting it much before us so you can call me "butthurt" and "lazy" till the end time while I completely ignore you and enjoy life as it is.
I am interested!
I'm a huge Action RPG fan and love Diablo and Torchlight and Sacred, etc...
This reminds me a lot of Shining Force on GBA, a nice Action RPG based on the Shining franchise from SEGA.
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