The thirteenth King of Fighters has arrived

Rising Star Games today announced the release of The King of Fighters XIII, the latest instalment of the long-running beat ’em up. It will be putting up a fight for Christmas sales in retail outlets from today, on both PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. The series started back in 1994, and this latest instalment marks the final chapter in the Ash Saga story-wise. It will allow you to test your abil...

BIT.TRIP COMPLETE and BIT.TRIP SAGA come to Europe early next year

Rising Star Games has today announced the signing of two new Gaijin Games titles, BIT.TRIP COMPLETE and BIT.TRIP SAGA. Both COMPLETE and SAGA offer an amazing collection of six celebrated indie BIT.TRIP games, and will be available to buy in Q1, 2012, on platforms Nintendo Wii and 3DS. The six games featured: BIT.TRIP BEAT marks the beginning of CommanderVideo’s epic journey BIT.TRIP CORE is the s...

Rising Star Games bringing Akai Katana Shin to Europe

In continuation of its partnership with CAVE, Rising Star Games has announced they will be exporting another CAVE title out of Japan, to Europe in 2012. Akai Katana Shin was originally available in arcades. This Xbox 360 version, scheduled for release in the first half of 2012, has been remastered for home consoles. The display ratio has been expanded to make full use of HD TV widescreen visuals, ...

Harvest Moon Farm: Round-up

For those who weren’t aware, to promote the release of their two games featuring farming – Rune Factory 3: A Fantasy Harvest Moon and Harvest Moon: Grand Bazaar, both released on the same day of 30th September – Rising Star Games provided me with my own desktop cress farm to put my real-life farming skills to the test. I started off a little slowly while I got to grips with the a...

Harvest Moon: Grand Bazaar – Review

Harvest Moon: Grand Bazaar Developer: Marvelous Entertainment Publisher: Rising Star Games Platform: Nintendo DS Genre: Farming Released: 30th September (UK) It’s hard to believe that Harvest Moon: Grand Bazaar comes as the fifth Harvest Moon game on Nintendo DS, almost putting it among the ranks of FIFA and other games that release a new edition each year. So with Harvest Moon games releasing wit...

King of Fighters XIII wallops PAL regions from 25th November

After hesitation on a specific date, instead providing a rough ‘November’ release window, Rising Star Games today confirmed that The King of Fighters XIII, the latest instalment in the long-standing beat ’em up franchise, will be released in PAL on 25th November, 2011. The thirteenth episode in the legendary series will be available to buy in all good games stores and online. Inc...

Become a Fighter in the King of Fighters XIII Cosplay Contest…

King of Fighters XIII may be a little over a month away from releasing, but European publisher Rising Star Games want fans to now show their loyalty in an upcoming cosplay contest. On October 29th at the upcoming London MCM Expo (which runs from the 28th to 30th), contestants will be going head to head to prove that they can capture their favorite persona from the world famous fighting game franch...

Rune Factory 3: A Fantasy Harvest Moon – Review

Rune Factory 3: A Fantasy Harvest Moon Developer: Neverland Co. Publisher: Rising Star Games Genre: Action/RPG/Farming Platform: Nintendo DS Released: 30th September (Europe) The Rune Factory series is a curious thing: it offers a spin on the Harvest Moon games by adding action and adventure to a sedate farming life. But surely these two aspects contradict each other and can’t both co-exist in the...

Rising Star Games announce King of Fighters XIII PAL pre-order package

Rising Star Games today announced a special pre-order package for their upcoming game, King of Fighters XIII. The pre-order package will include a limited edition 4-CD soundtrack from the King of Fighters’ history, giving it appeal amongst those who have followed the fighting game in the past. This pre-order incentive will come in addition to the usual contents of the retail box, which inclu...

Loving Life with Hello Kitty & Friends Review

Loving Life with Hello Kitty & Friends Publisher: Rising Star Games Developer: Bergsala Lightweight AB Platform: Nintendo DS Genre: Mini-game/Girly Released: 17th June Hello Kitty is a brand that has built up into an iconic powerhouse over the last couple of decades, with merchandise ranging from school supplies to packaging. It has even had its own anime television show for young children. Wh...

Jewel Legends: Tree of Life available in stores from today

The latest match-3 puzzle adventure title in the Jewel series is now available at all good retail outlets for the Nintendo DS, courtesy of publishers Rising Star Games. Jewel Legends: Tree of Life contains over 100 levels with around 32 trophies available for players to accrue. A magical Tree of Life where time ceases to exist is home to mythical creatures known as the Hods.  However, the incessan...

Pucca Power Up Review

Pucca Power Up Publisher: Rising Star Games Developer: Barunson Creative Platform: Nintendo DS Genre: Platform/Adventure Released: 13th May Despite starting out as a Japanese children’s television character, Pucca’s simple speech bank of usually no more than a couple of chirpy exclamations and cheerful yelps has broken down language barriers to make Pucca something of a brand. But given that the g...

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