Rising Star has won the publishing rights to Samuari Shodown Sen – the latest entry in the long-running fighting franchise.
The title is an Xbox 360 port of the arcade game of the same name, and is the eleventh entry in the classic SNK series. Rising Star also believes the game has the potential to take on Capcom’s classic Street Fighter franchise.
“This is a key release for Rising Star Games,” said the publisher’s managing director Martin Defries.
“It will mark Rising Star Games’ entry into the arcade fighting genre, and what a way to arrive – with possibly the best-looking fighting game on next-gen home consoles.
“It’s also our first title from SNK Playmore, so it’s a massive deal for us, and we will be supporting it with a heavyweight PR and marketing campaign.
“Street Fighter has been ruling this genre for ages. A new challenger has entered the arena.”
Samurai Shodown Sen is also Rising Star Games’ first release for Microsoft’s console –along with Way Of The Samurai 3, which was published as part of the firm’s partnership with Gamebridge.
“We are looking to expand our portfolio beyond that of Nintendo products this year and what better way to do that than starting the year off with a well-respected franchise,” commented product manager Yen Hau.
“What we do for the rest of the year will be built upon the experiences we gain from the releases of both Samurai Showdown Sen and Way Of The Samurai 3, so it is vital that we gather as much information on this section of the market as we can.”
Samurai Shodown Sen is due for release this spring.