RISING STAR GAMES SECURES JAPANESE SENSATION ANGEL CAT SUGAR FOR NINTENDO DS AND PC-CD

Luton - April 14th, 2009– From Yuko Shimizu, the Japanese creator of the internationally successful Hello Kitty franchise, comes Angel Cat Sugar, a worldwide merchandising phenomenon which has seen the introduction of over 200 products in Asia and Europe across most categories.

Angel Cat Sugar’s first foray into videogames will arrive in Europe* just in time for the summer school break, publisher Rising Star Games confirmed today. Released on the Nintendo DS™ and PC-CD, Angel Cat Sugar sees the ambitious publisher releasing both formats in July 2009, further strengthening its award-nominated Home of Japanese Games campaign throughout the summer months.

“We are thrilled to be working with Yuko Shimizu on this important new franchise. Angel Cat Sugar demonstrates that our position as the Home of Japanese Games extends across all markets and reaches into the mass market pioneered by Nintendo,” commented Martin Defries, managing director of Rising Star Games.“As a young and ambitious company, we feel perfectly placed to help in building this new brand and realising its enormous potential in the games market.”

About Angel Cat Sugar

As a princess of Angel Land, Sugar has the power to heal hurt feelings. With the help of three young mice, Thyme, Parsley and Basil, Sugar spends her time spreading her love throughout the kingdom, studying, listening to music and reading books. A big lover of nature, naturally she adores the forest, the stars in the sky, the beautiful moon, the birds, the river and the fish that swim in it.

Angel Cat Sugar will be released on Nintendo DS and PC-CD in Europe* and Australasia in July 2009.

*Stockholm based developer / publisher PANVISION AB will publish and distribute the Nintendo DS and PC-CD versions throughout the Nordic territory.

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

Spain - Yen Hau (Rising Star Games)

yen.hau@risingstargames.com

Italy - Atari Italy

Paola Menzhagi

paola.menzhagi@atari.com

Benelux - Cld Distribution

Philippe Coopmans

philippe@cld.be 

Nordic– Pan Vision

Marcus Hyttfors

Marcus.hyttfors@panvision.com

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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 40 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

The overall licensing program of Angel Cat Sugar is handled by Dutch Licensing Agency Bruno Productions BV for Europe. For more information please visit www.brunoproductions.nl

About PAN VISION

PAN Vision Group is the leading independent Nordic publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment. The group’s man business areas are games, film and IT products. It represents a number of leading global brands. The company has offices in the entire Nordic region including the Baltics and has a yearly turnover of approximately€150 million. www.panvision.com 

 


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