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Rising Star Games exceeds 1m Harvest Moon sales

Publisher Rising Star has managed to sell more than 1m units of the Harvest Moon series across PAL territories. Over the last decade, the UK firm has handled 13 games in Natsume’s farming series which has become the flagship of its portfolio. Reaching 1m sales of Harvest Moon is certainly …

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Rising Star challenges beat ’em up champs with SNK signing

SNK’s King of Fighters wants to lay the smackdown on its ‘dominant’ beat ‘em up rivals. SNK has teamed up with Rising Star to release King of Fighters XIII this October. The series is now 17 years old. King of Fighters is one of the most respected brands in the …

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Rising Star plots more cult Cave shooters

Japanese specialist Rising Star wants to bring more games from cult studio Cave to the UK. The publisher will release DoDonPachi Resurrection in the UK this year. It is the second Cave game to be handled by Rising Star, with the company having released Deathsmiles on Xbox 360 earlier this …

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Rising Star to publish Caves DoDonPachi in the UK

Daring indie publisher Rising Star Games has announced that it is to publish a second Cave shooter in Europe – DoDonPachi Resurrection. It follows on from the release of Deathsmiles on Xbox 360 last year. DoDonPachi Resurrection is already available in Europe on iPhone (as is Deathsmiles), but this is …

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GMA Hall of Fame: Martin Robinson

MCV talks to the previous winners of a Games Media Award. This week, it’s Eurogamer’s Martin Robinson. How did it feel to win a Games Media Award last year? Surprising, to be honest. I wasn’t expecting it, so was more than a little humbled by the whole thing. What do …

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Rising Star plots more DS success

Rising Star Games will fight to maintain its strong position in the DS casual market with Jewel Legends. The match-three puzzler follows on from the Jewel Master titles previously released on DS, such as Cradle of Rome. Rising Star has sold 200,000 units of the Jewel Master series. The incredible …

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Deathsmiles nears 100,000 sales

The Xbox 360 version of cult arcade shooter Deathsmiles is approaching 100,000 sales in Japan and the US. It hit UK shelves last week (Friday, February 18th), courtesy of Rising Star Games. A Cave spokesperson told MCV: Cave games have had a strong user base and following in Japanese game …

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Deathsmiles Deluxe Edition dated

Rising Star Games has announced Deathsmiles Deluxe Edition will be released in the UK next month. As revealed by MCV in December, this version of the retro-style shoot-‘em-up will be exclusive to Europe, featuring soundtrack and desktop accessory discs. It will land on shelves on February 18th. The game has …

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Rising Star guns for glory with Deathsmiles

The European edition of Deathsmiles is expected to be a smash hit when it hits shelves this spring. Publisher Rising Star is confident that exclusive content will draw out fans, while the title’s broad appeal will ensure long-term sales among casual gamers. The European edition will be a collectible in …

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Rising Star powers up with Pucca

Specialist publisher Rising Star has once again expanded its portfolio with a popular Asian brand, this time in the form of Pucca. Originally a Flash-based mini-series, Pucca is follows the adventures of a noodle seller’s daughter and a ninja. It has branched out into TV shows, merchandings, clothes and toys …

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