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Rising Star Games' Q1 2010 Lineup

by Rainier on Oct. 29, 2009 @ 5:25 a.m. PDT

Euro publisher Rising Star Games will begin 2010 with a bang, as the it announces its first eight titles for its first quarter of next year, such as Fragile Dreams, Rune Factory Frontier and the Half-Minute Her, to name a few.

Rising Star Games’ first-quarter releases cover all formats and all genres. Including three titles from affiliate label Gamebridge, the release schedule offers staggering diversity, and include the firm’s first Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 titles.

“With eight games released from February to April, we’re about to embark on Rising Star Games’ busiest period to date,” says Martin Defries, managing director, Rising Star Games. “And it’s a real case of quality and quantity – with Fragile Dreams (the title known as ‘Fragile’ in Japan), Half-Minute Hero and our first PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 titles, it’ll be a brilliant start to what will be our best year ever.”

Highlights from February include the mind-meltingly mental Half-Minute Hero on PlayStation Portable. This brilliantly original title fuses classic gaming mechanics with bite-sized 30-second gaming to create one of the format’s most audacious twists on the RPG genre. Animal Kororo, a ludicrously cute puzzle game will be published on NDS this month.

March sees the release of Fragile Dreams, one of 2010’s most anticipated Wii titles. A game of unrivalled atmosphere, charm and beauty, it looks set to be the format’s definitive entry into the adventure genre. Avalon Code, My World My Way and Rune Factory Frontier complete a busy month for Rising Star Games.

Gambridge titles include February’s Papermates on Nintendo DS and DSi – with users of the latter able to photograph themselves or anything they fancy in order to create truly unique in-game characters. These characters must be nurtured through a series of stat-increasing mini-games - the better the creations, the more valuable they become. Way of the Samurai 3 – also released in February – sees Rising Star Games debut on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. The Way of the Samurai series has been hugely popular in Japan, and this latest incarnation marks its most accessible outing yet. With an engrossing storyline which sprawls across ancient Japan, this historic action adventure marks the first appearance of the series on next-generation home consoles.

Rising Star Games 2010 release schedule so far:

February 2010

  • Animal Kororo (NDS)
  • Half-Minute Hero (PSP)
  • Way of the Samurai 3 (Gambridge, X360 / PS3)
  • Papermates (Gamebridge, NDS)
March 2010

  • Avalon Code (NDS)
  • Fragile Dreams (Wii)
  • My World My Way (NDS)
  • Rune Factory Frontier (Wii)
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