Rising Star retains Marvelous rights

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Contrary to widespread reports over the weekend, MCV can confirm that Rising Star Games has once again secured the rights to publish Marvelous Entertainment's ongoing video games catalogue.

However, a share restructure means Marvelous has sold its controlling stake in RSG to Japanese publisher Intergrow, which also part-owns publisher Gamebridge.

The new agreement ensures that popular brands such as Harvest Moon continue to be released under the RSG label in the UK. The best of Marvelous' future releases will also be published by RSG.

I am delighted to have secured further additional backing from an important Japanese company, whilst continuing our content relationship with Marvelous Entertainment,” RSG MD Martin Defries told MCV.

It is further vindication that Rising Star Games has the right strategy, outlook and prospects. We've an exciting release line-up for the next quarter and will soon make announcements for product due later in 2010 that emphasise our growth and optimism.”