THE FUSE IS LIT FOR BAKUSHOW RELEASE

September 12th, 2008– Get ready to meet head-on and let loose with Rising Star Games’ Bakushow: Challenge Your Friends for Nintendo DS™. Available exclusively at GAME stores across the UK from today and at all good retailers in PAL territories, this party quiz game is the perfect remedy for quiet nights or long trips by allowing players to create their own content, often with amusing results.

With up to four players creating separately wacky challenges to test the imagination, intelligence and memory power of participants, Bakushow offers unlimited hours of gameplay due to its open ended style and creative vision of the end users. Bakushow delivers an unmatched interface for the Nintendo DS that gives players of all ages a chance to socialise on a level playing field. The exclusivity deal with GAME highlights the promising nature of Bakushow, with review scores reflecting the same interest.

Official Nintendo Magazine gave Bakushow 80% and said“Bakushow is everything Pictochat should have been. We could have kept playing all day and completely ignored our work responsibilities really says it all about how addictive such a simple concept can be.”

N*Revolution also gave Bakushow 80%, stating“you’ll be amazed how much fun you manage to have, and once everyone gets the gist, we can guarantee it’ll become a firm favourite.”

Games™ added that“with the right people involved, this can turn a dull bus ride or airport lounge into an extremely good fun and, crucially, a very personal gaming session.”

Key Features

• With just one game card, between two and four people can play at a time. Each will need their own Nintendo DS!

• Bakushow does not use the Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection. Your friends need to be within wireless range to play with you

• Save your favourite answers for eternity

• Great for play whilst travelling, on holiday or any place where friends get together

• No single player mode is included so Billy No Mates need not apply!

Bakushow is available today exclusively at GAME stores in the UK and at all good retailers in PAL territories. For further information, screenshots and press samples please contact:

Tyrone Walcott or Yen Hau (Rising Star Games)

tyrone.walcott@risingstargames.com

yen.hau@risingstargames.com 

France– Atari France

Julie Carneiro

julie.carneiro@atari.com

Germany– Eidos Germany GmbH

Sven Liebold

sven.liebold@eidos.de

Spain– Virgin Play

Diana Radetski

dradetski@virginplay.es

Italy– Atari Italy

Paola Menzhagi

paola.menzaghi@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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