Rising Star Games launches Hoshi, the new destination for fans of Japanese culture and games

28th October 2009: Rising Star Games has today launched the first stage of what will blossom into a new online portal for fans of Japanese culture and videogames.

Called‘Hoshi’–“star”, in Japanese– the website is a significant investment from Rising Star Games, enabling it to interact directly with its consumers.

Users can sign up at www.risingstargames.com/hoshi, and benefit from access to exclusive content from the firm’s vast catalogue of forthcoming and recent releases, alongside a range of original and syndicated editorial covering not just the Rising Star Games catalogue, but Japan and Japanese culture too.

Rising Star Games will release all its news to Hoshi members first, making it the best place for exclusive information and content from games such as Fragile Dreams, and the incredible Half-Minute Hero.

“The site will embody the passion that current fans have for these games and the world and culture they inhabit, while new fans will have their questions answered about this explosively colourful and absorbing world,” says Martin Defries, managing director, Rising Star Games.

“Within Hoshi you will discover the rich and intricate tapestry of Japanese gaming. Explore the latest releases, catch up on the latest news, discover new worlds and new characters, and most importantly interact and share your experiences with like-minded fans from around the world. It’s a bold new move for an innovative publisher like Rising Star Games, and, given it’ll be the first place to find out about our 2010 titles such as Gamebridge’s Way of the Samurai 3 and Fragile Dreams, we expect it to prove to be enormously popular.”

Hoshi is available now at www.risingstargames.com/hoshi. Over the coming weeks, Rising Star Games will announce a suite of new additions to this community site, many of which will transform how a publisher interacts directly with its fans.

For further information, screenshots and press samples (when available), please contact:

Yen Hau (Rising Star Games)

yen.hau@risingstargames.com

Simon Byron (Premier PR)

Simon.byron@premierpr.com

France - Namco Bandai partners

Emilie Berndt

eberndt@namcobandaipartners.com

Germany– Koch Media

Andrea Stepper

A.Stepper@kochmedia.com

Spain– Namco Bandai partners

Helena Careaga

hcareaga@namcobandaipartners.com

Italy - CIDVERTE

Giovanna Cosentino

gcosentino@cidiverte.it

Benelux - Cld Distribution

Philippe Coopmans

philippe@cld.be

Nordic– Bersala

Johan Lenngerd

johan.lenngerd@bergsala.se

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About Rising Star Games

Rising Star Games Limited is a video games publisher for Sony PSP™, Nintendo DS™ and Wii™ in the PAL territory. A joint venture between Japanese publisher/developer Marvelous Entertainment and long standing Nintendo Nordic distributor Bergsala AB, Rising Star Games is now in its fifth staggeringly successful year of trading and has published more than 50 titles including the worldwide hit series Harvest Moon alongside the renowned renegade Nintendo Wii title, No More Heroes. For more information please go to www.risingstargames.com

About Hoshi

Within Hoshi you will discover the rich and intricate tapestry of Japanese gaming. Explore the latest releases, catch up on the latest news, discover new worlds and new characters, and most importantly interact and share your experiences with like-minded fans from around the world.

Join us now and we will keep you exclusively up to date with news, competitions, and special offers.

URL http://www.risingstargames.com/hoshi

About Gamebridge

With a history stretching as far back as their involvement in the NEC PC Engine, Tokyo based developer/publisher Interchannel has formed a joint venture with Nordic Nintendo distributor Bergsala.‘Gamebridge’ will publish games across all platforms focusing on those titles Interchannel has created or licensed from studios in Japan and throughout the world.

 


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