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Capcom: Dead Rising felt too Japanese

That Japanese publishing giant Capcom can criticise one of its own games for feeling too Japanese” is a perfect example of the increasingly Westward-facing outlook gripping the modern console industry. Speaking of 2006’s Xbox 360 release Dead Rising, producer Shinsaku told CVG: The first Dead Rising was built in a …

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West "more receptive" to Japanese games then ever before

Ahead of the release of Xbox 360 fighter Samurai Shodown Sen next Friday, Rising Star Games’ product marketing assistant Yen Hau has said that Japanese games stand a better chance in Western markets now than ever before. The Western market is more receptive to Japanese games than it was a …

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Rising Star puts faith in hardcore

Japanese games specialist Rising Star hopes to draw in the hardcore Wii gaming audience when No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle hits the console. The 2008 original received a variety of positive reviews, including a 94 per cent from NGamer and a nine out of ten score awarded from Edge. …

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SNK to grow UK market share

Renowned Japanese games firm SNK Playmore has set its sights on the UK market with the upcoming launch of Samurai Shodown Sen. The game is the latest in the long-running beat ‘em up series, and is due for an April release on Xbox 360 via Rising Star. We are thrilled …

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Dead Rising 2 confirmed for 2010

Arguably the most exciting news to stem from Capcom’s recent information-flurry is the confirmation that zombie sequel Dead Rising 2 will be out some time this calendar year – in Japan at least. However, the publisher hasn’t mentioned a timeframe for the game’s arrival in Western markets, which in itself …

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Half-Minute Hero lands in February

Rising Star Games has announced it will be releasing Half-Minute Hero in Europe on February 12th. The Marvelous-developed PSP-exclusive RPG will cater to fans of old-school gaming with its retro-inspired visuals and fast-paced gameplay. Half-Minute Hero challenges players with a series of quests that must be completed within a strict …

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Rising Star signs Alex Sim-Wise

Growing UK publisher Rising Star has signed up sexy starlet Alex Sim-Wise as a writer for its Japanese-orientated games portal Hoshi Club. Sim-Wise shot to fame after winning FHM’s Student of the Year award in 2004. After a spell modelling she went on to work in the media. She joins …

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Capcom delays key titles

Japanese publisher Capcom has delayed three of its key 2010 titles until later this year to avoid clashing with some of Q1’s high-profile releases. Zombie sequel Dead Rising 2, action outing Lost Planet 2, fighting update Super Street Fighter IV and culy Japanese hit Monster Hunter Tri will all now …

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Rising Star Games boosts Japan tourism

The Japan National Tourist Organisation has teamed up with Rising Star Games as part of its ongoing campaign to improve the country’s tourism industry and reputation. The initiative – entitled Cool Japan: Fusion with Tradition – is designed to promote the nation and its culture, as well as its legacy …

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Rising Star looks to best ever year

Rising Star Games has predicted that 2010 will be the best year in its history – as the publisher announces its bumper release slate for Q1. The firm’s first quarter line-up includes one title from affiliate label Gamebridge and the company’s first Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 games. With seven …

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