18th August 2009 - Rising Star Games today announced a new partnership with Koch, providing a renewed focus on the company’s product and respected brands throughout the markets of the GAS region.

“The Home of Japanese Games brand story has provided a new focus for all our marketing and sales teams in reaching our customers across the wider PAL markets in readiness for the peak seasons ahead” commented Rising Star Games managing director and COO Martin Defries; further adding“This new partnership marks the beginning of an exciting new period for the company as our international partners adopt our brand and product strategies and provide the leverage to take or business to new levels.”

Commenting on the appointment Ben Chalmers-Stevens, International Commercial Manager at Rising Star Games applauded Koch’s understanding and commitment to the company’s products and brands.“Koch have a proven strength and an admirable ambition in the pivotal GAS markets. With this strength and ambition matched with our brand and product releases for the key season ahead and with AAA titles readied throughout 2010 we expect to make this a huge year for Rising Star Games. We are very excited about this new partnership.”

For Koch Media Head of Marketing Mario Gerhold was equally enthused about the new agreements:“We look forward to working together with Rising Star Games and to market their products throughout GSA. This is a promising new partnership with a very experienced and dedicated publisher, releasing games with strong international brands.”

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

Yen Hau or Tyrone Walcott (Rising Star Games)



France - Atari France

Emilie Berndt


Germany– Koch Media

Sabrina Breuss


Spain - Namco Bandai Partners Iberica

Helena Careaga


Italy - Atari Italy

Paola Menzhagi


Sweden&Denmark - Bergsala

Patrik Johansson


Norway - Bergsala

Kirsti Danielsen


Benelux - Cld Distribution

Philippe Coopmans


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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 Entertainment and long standing Nintendo Nordic distributor Bergsala AB, RSG is now in its fifth staggeringly successful year of trading and has published more than 40 titles across Nintendo and Sony platforms, including the worldwide hit series Harvest Moon alongside the renowned No More Heroes and the critically acclaimed Little King’s Story. For more information please go to www.risingstargames.com

About Koch Media

Koch Media is a leading producer and distributor of digital entertainment products (software, games and movies on DVD). The company's own publishing activities, marketing and distribution extend throughout Europe and the USA. It has also formed strategic alliances with numerous software and games manufacturers: Kaspersky Labs, Nero, Cyberlink, PC Tools, Net Nanny, Cakewalk, Gotham New Media, AVG Technologies, Eleco, Mr Site, Braingame, Mindscape, Slitherine, RTL, Blade Interactive etc. Headquartered in Planegg near Munich/Germany, Koch Media owns branches in Germany, England, France, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, Spain, the Nordic regions, Benelux and the USA. www.kochmedia.com


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