NO MORE HEROES ENDS 2008 IN STYLE

January 13th 2009 - The votes have been cast and the results are in. Rising Star Games is proud to announce that No More Heroes has received consistent recognition in the annual game of the year round-ups. Winning several awards for game design, story and visuals in the Nintendo Wii™ category of several awards, No More Heroes also made the top ten in many publications’“Games of 2008” and was nominated for many more, including Nintendo Game of the Year at the Golden Joysticks.

The top UK awards are as follows:

Best Game Character (Travis Touchdown) - NGamer Golden Mario Awards

Best Action Game (Wii) - IGN

Best Story (Wii) - IGN

Winner‘When We Were You’ Award (Travis Touchdown) - MTV Games Awards

Winner‘You Got the Style’ Award - MTV Games Awards

#2 Best Wii Game - GamesMaster

#8 in Top 50 Games of 2008 - The Daily Telegraph

#10 in Top 25 Games of the Year - Official Nintendo Magazine

Top 10 finalist for Game of the Year - GameSpot

Highly Recommended shortlist for Ultimate Wii Game of the Year - NGamer Golden Mario Awards

Nominations:

Wii Game of the Year - NGamer

Best Soundtrack - Official Nintendo Magazine

Best Wii Visuals - Official Nintendo Magazine

Best Artistic Design - IGN

Best Voice Acting - IGN

Best New IP - IGN

Nintendo Game of the Year - Golden Joysticks 2008

“This has been a standout year for No More Heroes and Rising Star Games,” said Martin Defries, Rising Star Games managing director.“We’ve had fantastic critical reception for NMH from the start; to be nominated in so many categories and place in the top ten in many polls proves how well a third party title can do on the Wii if you get it right. We’re all really excited to see the next step up in NMH2!”

Tempering this good news slightly, Mr. Defries goes on to address an outstanding issue for another Rising Star Games release:

"Unfortunately Rising Star Games has had to temporarily remove 'Harvest Fishing' DS from our new title release schedule. The Japanese development studio has struggled to fix the required Nintendo Wi-Fi features with the latest code submission and needs further time to resolve these issues. We are optimistic that the next submission of the game will be successful and that the game will be released in the next few months. However, to avoid further disappointment it is best not to announce, yet another, suggested release date; instead we will wait for successful approval of game code and then fix a secure release date.

“We appreciate your patience with the extraordinary delays to this title."

For further information, please contact:

Yen Hau or Tyrone Walcott (Rising Star Games)

yen.hau@risingstargames.com

tyrone.walcott@risingstargames.com

France - Atari France

Julie Carneiro

Julie.carneiro@atari.com

Germany - Eidos Germany GmbH

Sven Liebold

Sven.liebold@eidos.de

Italy - Atari Italy

Paola Menzhagi

Paola.menzhagi@atari.com

Sweden&Denmark - Bergsala

Patrik Johansson

Patrik.johansson@bergsala.se

Norway - Bergsala

Kirsti Danielsen

Kirsti.danielsen@bergsala.no

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About Rising Star Games

Rising Star Games Limited is a video games publisher for Sony PSP™, Nintendo DS™ and Wii™ plus PlayStation®2 in the PAL territory. A joint venture between Japanese publisher/developer Marvelous Interactive and long standing Nintendo Nordic distributor Bergsala AB, Rising Star Games’ publishing ethos is that it’s a Japanese games publisher with a European heart. The company has published enhanced and updated versions of some of interactive entertainment’s most successful franchises. www.risingstargames.com

 


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