Posts Tagged ‘Rising Star Games’

The Decay of Logos Will Begin November 28th on Nintendo Switch!

London, UK – November 14th, 2019 – Rising Star Games and Amplify Creations are excited to announce that Decay of Logos is releasing on Nintendo Switch this month on November 28th. Players looking to get into a merciless fantasy world full of powerful foes will be able to download Decay of Logos via the Nintendo Switch eShop for the price of €19.99 / $19.99.

Decay of Logos is a story-driven, third-person action/adventure RPG with an emphasis on player exploration with minimal hand-holding and challenging combat. Immerse yourselves in the high-fantasy world of Decay of Logos through the eyes of a young adventurer named Ada, accompanied by a mystical Elk. Both are fatefully brought together the day her village is burned down by Crimson Knights bearing the Royal Crest. Motivated by revenge, she sets out on a journey to unveil the truth behind the attack.

Developed by Amplify Creations and published by Rising Star Games, Decay of Logos is scheduled for release later this month on November 28th and is currently available on PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4.

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Harvest Moon’s Mad Dash For Nintendo Switch Begins Oct 27th Across Europe!

London, UK – October 9, 2019 – Rising Star Games and Koch Media are happy to announce that  Harvest Moon: Mad Dash will be released digitally on Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4 across Europe on October 29 – with a physical version following November 15!

Go solo or take a few friends along for the frenzy! Harvest, fish, milk, and more as you fulfil orders to complete each level! Things may start out easy, but you’ll hit the beach, the farm, and even the Underworld as you progress through the game! Have you ever tried to grow crops with molten lava falling on them?! That and other obstacles await you as you and your friends try to clear all the levels to restore the broken lighthouse!

Key features

  • Fast-paced action means quick decisions are key!

  • Multiplayer madness requires communication to succeed!

  • Take on the farm, beach, Underworld, and Skyworld levels!

  • Use Harvest Sprite Powers to unlock special support skills!

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Deadly Premonition 2: A Blessing in Disguise Announced For Nintendo Switch!

London, United Kingdom – September 5, 2019 – Rising Star Games and TOYBOX are excited to reveal the most requested sequel in Rising Star Games history. Deadly Premonition 2: A Blessing in Disguise is scheduled for release on Nintendo Switch in 2020.

The developers, TOYBOX, are bringing back the original masterminds to give the game the same aura that the fans fell in love with the first time around. Scriptwriter/Director Swery and Producer Tomio Kanazawa return, with Art Direction by Shuhou Imai and music composed by Satoshi Okubo bringing their distinctive styles to the series.

“After completing the Director’s Cut, Swery and I discussed in-depth about the ways we could continue the world of Deadly Premonition. In reaching here, we shared some laughter together and at times quarrelled, but we persisted with our voyage and I am thrilled that we finally made it to this point,” says TOYBOX COO and Producer Tomio Kanazawa.

Deadly Premonition 2: A Blessing in Disguise is an open-world game set in the small town of Le Carré. Your story starts in Boston, where it turns out FBI Special Agent Francis York Morgan will have to revisit the case he thought was solved in 2005. You will be solving various murders and crimes while jumping between 2005 and 2019 in true Deadly Premonition fashion.

“Only a few games have managed to stir up emotions the way the original Deadly Premonition did,” says Brjánn Sigurgeirsson of Rising Star Games. “Ten years later we’re literally thrilled to continue down this path to find out where Swery and his team take us.”

And finally, a note from Swery:

“Roughly 10 years have passed since the original was released in 2010. Now, a miracle has happened, and I have a chance to reunite with my best friend –  something I never thought would be possible.

I’m working hard day and night while also looking back on the past to make sure this becomes something that doesn’t change no matter how much time passes, while also adapting to and interlocking with the current era – a game that encompasses all. Please get yourself a cup of coffee and wait for it to be completed!”

Deadly Premonition 2: A Blessing in Disguise is published by Rising Star Games in Europe, the Americas, Australia and New Zealand, while Toybox will publish the game in Japan and the rest of Asia.

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Decay of Logos To Receive New Release Date on Switch!

London, England – August 27th, 2019 – Rising Star Games and Amplify Creations, after careful consideration, have made the decision to move the release date of the Nintendo Switch version of Decay of Logos to September 2019. This allows the necessary time needed to ensure players can experience our game in its best form from day one. The decision to hold it back by a few weeks gives us the ability to make fixes that will improve the overall quality and experience of the game.

The decision to move the Nintendo Switch release date of Decay of Logos does not impact the release dates for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, or PC. Console patches are only days away from going live and will significantly improve the experience, while the PC version already features the latest updates.

Rising Star Games and Amplify Creations are incredibly excited about this project and can’t wait for fans to start exploring and discovering the mysteries of Decay of Logos. While it’s been a difficult few weeks, we’re working hard to make sure all gamers experience the same excitement we feel about Decay of Logos by getting to play the best version of our game. It’s coming soon, and we thank you so very much for your understanding and patience.

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Award winning fantasy RPG Decay of Logos Begins This Month on Nintendo Switch!

Gothenburg, Sweden – August 6th, 2019 – Rising Star Games and the Thunderful family are excited to reveal the digital release date for Decay of Logos on all major consoles starting with the PlayStation 4 on August 27th, then followed by the Nintendo Switch arriving on August 29th, Xbox One and PC (Steam and Utomik) version on August 30th.

Decay of Logos is a story-driven, third-person action/adventure RPG with an emphasis on player exploration with minimal hand-holding and challenging combat. Immerse yourselves in the high-fantasy world of Decay of Logos through the eyes of a young adventurer named Ada, accompanied by a mystical Elk.

Both are fatefully brought together the day her village is burned down by Crimson Knights bearing the Royal Crest. Motivated by revenge, she sets out on a journey to unveil the truth behind the attack.

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Game Freak’s ‘GIGA WRECKER ALT.’ to Begin Breaking Its Way onto Consoles Next Week!

Gothenburg, Sweden – April 24, 2019 – Rising Star Games, the home of Japanese Games within the Thunderful family, is excited to reveal Game Freak’s latest Gear Project title, GIGA WRECKER ALT., is arriving on consoles later this month. Players will be able to digitally purchase GIGA WRECKER ALT. on all major consoles starting with the PlayStation 4 on April 30th, then followed by the Nintendo Switch arriving on May 2nd and Xbox One version on May 3rd.

World-renowned developer, Game Freak, created brand-new content for the console release of GIGA WRECKER ALT. that includes 20 additional puzzle stages to the games creative and unique platforming gameplay and an Ironman mode that increases the enemy’s strength. There’s also a companion character to guide players through some of the more difficult puzzles. This content is only going to be available on the console version of the game and will not be added to the Steam version.

GIGA WRECKER ALT. features destructible environments to navigate and increasingly challenging puzzles to solve as players progress to unearth the mysteries of a sudden invasion that left the world in ruins. As players explore, they’ll use the abilities of Reika – the game’s main protagonist – to destroy and reconstruct their surroundings for solving each puzzle and fighting back against the invaders in this fast-paced 2D action and physics-based platformer.

Features

Mixture of Exploration and Physics

  • Smash down towering walls and use rubble as platforms to climb high cliffs. GIGA WRECKER ALT. provides an innovative mixture of physics and stage exploration.

Combination of Puzzle and Action

  • Crush enemies with falling objects and be sure to closely evaluate the situation and select the right weapon for the next steps…You can enjoy the achievement of solving puzzles and gimmicks, while also beating traps and enemies.

Special Abilities

  • The main character Reika has the power called ARM (Arms Reconstruction and Manipulation): the ability to construct various weapons using rubble and scraps from broken objects. Each weapon has its own unique effect, so make use of them to explore through the stages.

New Content for Consoles

  • Twenty brand-new puzzle stages added to the game’s Campaign mode

  • New non-playable secondary character that assists players with more difficult puzzles/challenges if they become stuck for a period of time

  • A new hardcore ‘Ironman’ mode that increases the damage to 5 times greater impact than normal mode.

  • Overhaul of the original localization to enhance the user experience

  • Italian and Traditional Chinese languages added for a total of 11 in-game languages (Japanese, English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Brazilian Portuguese, Russian, Korean, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese).

Limited Run Games will be also be making announcements about the pre-order for the physical edition on both Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4 soon.

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RICO to Kick Down the Doors and Shoot Its Way on to Switch Next Week!

Gothenburg, Sweden – March 5th – Publisher Rising Star Games and developer Ground Shatter are excited to announce that RICO, the buddy cop shooter inspired by modern action cinema, is set to release on consoles next week. Action fans can join the RICO team on March 12th on PlayStation 4, March 13th on Xbox One, and March 14th on Nintendo Switch and PC.

RICO allows players to step up a member of the elite RICO taskforce, where they have twenty-four hours to solve a case and bring an end to organized crime. Prepare to kick down doors and shoot your way through randomly generated levels that make every case new and unique. Gamers can also team up with a friend to play the role of a pair of loose-cannon police partners and support each other through intense urban shootouts in online or local co-op play.

James Parker, Director at Ground Shatter says“Games can change people’s lives, inform us about the human condition, and tell epic stories of love, life, and loss… RICO doesn’t do any of those things, it’s a game about kicking doors open and shooting bad guys, often in glorious slow motion.”

RICO is an arcade-style tactical shooter, where players must react in the moment to shootouts as they unfold, breaching doors, moving from room to room, and unlocking new weapons, traits, and equipment as they seek to bring down the crime bosses in the game’s main case mode. They can also compete against one another with a fixed loadout and on the same level on the Leaderboards of the Daily Play mode.

Features

  • Compete against the clock to solve a case in 24 hours
  • Online Co-op and Offline split-screen play
  • “Daily play” with online leaderboards
  • Randomly generated cases, operations, and environments
  • Unlockable weapons, traits, and equipment

ABOUT GROUND SHATTER

Founded in 2014, Ground Shatter is the culmination of nearly 20 years of games development experience for director and founder, James Parker. The company is dedicated to bringing high quality, arcade-style experiences to PC and console. Ground Shatter now employs four full-time staff and is proudly based at the Bristol Games Hub.

ABOUT RISING STAR GAMES

Rising Star Games is a privately held video games publisher with a global reach. With operating offices in Europe and USA the company publishes video game entertainment across all gaming platforms from Sony, Microsoft, Nintendo and via Steam. With decades of combined experience and a genuine passion for interactive entertainment, Rising Star Games is proud of its ever-expanding and enormously diverse catalogue of over 130 titles.

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Thunderful Acquires Rising Star Games!

The Thunderful Group, which encompasses development studios Image & Form and Zoink Games as well as Thunderful Publishing, is pleased to announce that it has acquired publisher Rising Star Games with offices in the UK and US. The new managing director for Rising Star Games will be Ed Valiente, who is also the managing director of Thunderful Publishing.

Sweden-based Thunderful was established in December 2017 by Bergsala Holding (50%), Image & Form CEO Brjann Sigurgeirsson (25%) and Zoink Games CEO Klaus Lyngeled (25%).

There are two main strategies behind Thunderful: one is to achieve close and effective collaboration between Image & Form and Zoink Games on PR, marketing and publishing of internal titles. The second is to set up a publishing powerhouse – Thunderful Publishing – where the proven self-publishing capabilities of the studios are reinforced through recruitment and acquisition to be able to also take on external titles that can match those of Image & Form and Zoink in quality.

Well, Thunderful is starting to deliver on its strategies. This spring, Thunderful appointed Ed Valiente as the managing director of Thunderful Publishing. Ed Valiente is a gaming industry fixture with stints at Sony, Square, Microsoft, Bandai Namco and most recently eight years at Nintendo of Europe. A dream signing.

“Once he knew what we were planning, getting Ed hooked on the idea was easy,” says Thunderful CEO Brjann Sigurgeirsson. “It’s the first time we recruit from outside Sweden, so it’s been a good exercise in dealing with Swedish red tape, housing and what have you. Having him on board is absolutely delightful.”

Interest from developers in teaming up with Thunderful Publishing has been… substantial, to say the least. Therefore, Thunderful has acquired 100% of the shares in Rising Star Games from Bergsala Holding to cope with the new workload, and to benefit from many years of expertise. Ed Valiente will be the new managing director at Rising Star Games, in addition to being the managing director of Thunderful Publishing.

“The team at RSG is very competent,” says Ed Valiente. “We look forward to bringing in quality titles for us all to work with.”

Rising Star Games have offices in the UK and the US, and have titles in the works that will be released under the current label. RSG’s tagline is “the home of Japanese games”, and Thunderful Publishing will use the Rising Star Games brand when bringing strong titles from Japan to the west. Future western titles will be published by Thunderful Publishing.

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