Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Rising Star Games

Assault Suit Leynos launching stateside this summer for PC, PS4

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Rising Star Games will be bringing over Dracue Software’s updated version of Assault Suit Leynos. After hitting store shelves last year in Japan, the side-scrolling action title will finally be making its way to North America this summer for PC and PS4. The series is better known over here as Target Earth, which was released for the Sega Genesis in 1990 by DreamWorks. The updated version is said to follow the original closely but with improved visuals. As a bonus, the physical release for PS4 will come with a double-sided poster that features the art from this version as well as the original 16-bit Japanese release, which is hands down one of the best covers of that era.

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PC News, PlayStation 4 News

Action-RPG Sadame now available on eShop for 3DS

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Mebius’ action role-playing game Sadame has been released for 3DS. Published by Rising Star Japan, the $14.99 digital release features a tale of four heroes battling their way through over 20 bosses and hordes of enemies during the Senhoku period of Japan. Four classes—Monk, Ninja, Rogue, and Samurai—are represented, and each has their own skill trees, abilities, encounters, and events. Armor and weapons can be shared between characters, and weapons can be upgraded. StreetPass functionality allows other player’s characters to join in and assist with the quest.

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Meet the Samurai from Rising Star’s upcoming action-RPG Sadame

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Rising Star has released a new trailer highlighting the Samurai from their upcoming 3DS action-RPG Sadame. The Samurai is one of four characters tasked with taking down invading evil hordes. He takes on the role of the group’s tank, capable of absorbing large amounts of damage while also dealing heavy damage in one-on-one combat with a single sword or to groups by dual wielding. As with the other characters, the Samurai will have access to class-specific items and upgrades.

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Kromaia Omega blasts its way onto PSN, store shelves for PS4

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Rising Star has released Kraken Empire’s free-roaming shooter Kromaia Omega for PS4. Available online and in stores, the shoot ‘em up features leaderboard support, local two-player co-op, several types of ships, and adaptive AI that allows enemies to adjust their speed and formation. As an Armor pilot, players must battle their way through several worlds to face off against each planet’s powerful guardian. The locations are also dotted with puzzles and treasure. The game includes three modes: Story, Score Attack, and Pure.

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PlayStation 4 News

Kromaia to get physical release for PS4 as Kromaia Omega

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Kraken Empire has signed a deal with Rising Star to release a physical copy of Kromaia Omega for PS4. The free-roaming shooter will launch this fall and feature adaptive AI, allowing enemies to alter speed and formations, leaderboard support, local two-player co-op, and different ship types. As an Armor pilot, players must navigate different worlds in order to defeat powerful guardians as they solve puzzles and collect treasure. In addition to Story mode, the game will also include Score Attack and Pure Mode.

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PlayStation 4 News

Zombie Vikings to get physical version, Ragnarök Editiön, for PS4

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Zoink Games’ comedic hack-and-slash adventure title Zombie Vikings: Ragnarök Editiön will be hitting store shelves this fall for PS4. Rising Star Games has signed on to release a physical version for North America. The brawler, written by Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal’s Zach Weinersmith, will be playable solo or co-op with up to four players, with players leading a band of zombie Vikings in a quest to retrieve Odin’s magic eye from Loki. The boxed version will come with several bonuses, including five extra bonus Verses Arenas, two extra playable characters, and an unlockable making-of video.

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PlayStation 4 News

La-Mulana EX grabs its whip, heads into the depths of PSN for PS Vita

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La-Mulana EX has gone live on PSN for PS Vita. The side-scrolling action platformer from Pygmy Studio once again calls the intrepid adventurer Professor Lemeza Kosugiembark to the dangerous ruins of La-Mulana. Players must help the whip-wielding explorer as he searches for lost treasure, battles monsters, and explores uncharted territory. The PS Vita version features a new bestiary and the option to undo the Hard Mode curse.

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PlayStation Vita News

Kraken Empire’s psychedelic shooter Kromaia now on Steam

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Rising Star Games has released Kraken Empire’s Steam Greenlighted PC shooter Kromaia. Visually, it looks to be a distant cousin to rhythmic shooter Rez, which means you should probably be prepared for some brain-melting sequences. The final release features four difficulty levels, adaptive AI, destructible environments, several unique pilotable ships, and a handful of gameplay modes, including Story and Score Attack. The game also uses plain text (XML) for easier modification, with players capable of altering AI, level, object, player, and weapon properties.

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PC News

Under Defeat HD: Deluxe Edition out for 360 on Games on Demand

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Rising Star Games has released Under Defeat HD: Deluxe Edition onto Games on Demand. The top-down shooter was originally released for Dreamcast and later re-released in its Deluxe Edition form for PS3 in stores and online via PSN, and now 360 gamers are getting their chance to try it for themselves for $19.99. The Deluxe Edition features dual-stick compatibility, improved textures and shadows, new upgrades, and two modes (Classic Arcade Mode and New Order Mode, which supports 16:9).

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PlayStation 3 News

La-Mulana EX announced for PS Vita, to be released this year

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Rising Star has announced that they will be releasing La-Mulana EX for PS Vita, an enhanced version of the Metroidvania-esque action-adventure title La-Mulana. Previously released for Windows PC and Wii via WiiWare, EX marks the first time the game has gone mobile. What’s being added hasn’t been revealed, but the publisher did say that the handheld version will be available later this year.

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PlayStation Vita News