Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Rising Star Games

Under Defeat HD: Deluxe Edition trailer flaunts hot helicopter action

Rising Star Games has revealed the first trailer for G.rev’s Under Defeat HD: Deluxe Edition, the Dreamcast shooter gussied up and re-released for PS3. The new version features enhanced graphics, new upgrades, a 16:9 mode, and all DLC and patches to date. There are also some non-game extras, including a digital art book, soundtrack, and letter from G. rev’s CEO.

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DLC, PlayStation 3 News

Akai Katana unleashes (bullet) hell on Live Games on Demand

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Xbox Live Games on Demand just got a bit shump-ier today with the launch of Akai Katana. The Rising Star Games-published, Cave-developed shooter features three modes, local co-op play, leaderboard support, and new settings. The Games on Demand version is going for a cool $24.99.

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Xbox 360 News

Under Defeat HD: Deluxe Edition coming to PS3 this fall

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Rising Star Games is following up the fantastic shooter Akai Katana (review) with a new version of a cult classic, Under Defeat HD: Deluxe Edition. The G.rev-developed shooter, originally released for the Sega Dreamcast back in 2006, will be a PS3 exclusive and available in retail and through PSN.

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PlayStation 3 News

Carrier Command: Gaea Mission gets free episodic prequel, Recruits

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A new promotion has launched for Rising Star Games and Bohemia Interactive’s upcoming action-strategy title, Carrier Command: Gaea Mission. Beginning today, players can try their hand at the first of four mini-games from Command: Recruits, an episodic series that serves as a prelude to Carrier Command. Set shortly before the events in Gaea Mission, Recruits features an overarching storyline that reveals more of the Carrier Command universe as players solve puzzles as an UEC Technical Analyst. The first episode, Head Hunting, details the UEC’s recruiting program.

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PC News, Xbox 360 News

Carrier Command: Gaea Mission announced for 360, PC

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Arma developer Bohemia Interactive has teamed up with publisher Rising Star Games for their latest 360, PC action-strategy title, Carrier Command: Gaea Mission. Due to hit store shelves this fall, the latest Carrier Command is an update of the 1988 original. Gaea Mission will mix strategy with first- and third-person action as players pilot and upgrade several different vehicles in their struggle to conquer a network of 30 islands.

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PC News, Xbox 360 News

Cradle of Rome 2 now available for 3DS, DS

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Rising Star Games has released their second title in North America, the 3DS and DS match-three puzzler Cradle of Rome 2. The Cerasus Media-developed sequel includes 100 new levels, construction mini-games, seven ages, and for the 3DS, hi-res artwork and fully interactive 3D board.

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3DS, DS News

(Xbox 360 Review) Akai Katana

(Xbox 360 Review) Akai Katana

“…the incentive to learn and improve continues long after the campaign.”

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Xbox 360 Reviews

Akai Katana en route to retail with beams, bombs, and missiles

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Cave fans itching for some bullet-hell action (or, to get a bit jargony, Pew! Pew! Pew! action) should keep their eyes out for their latest 360 shooter, Akai Katana. Publisher Rising Star Games has shipped their North American debut to retail, which will soon be transporting players to an alternate dimension where a bloodthirsty Japanese emperor is sacrificing his people to power his katana. The game features three modes (Arcade, Slash, and Cimax), original Arcade settings, online leaderboards and replays, and local two-player co-op.

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Xbox 360 News

Akai Katana to get four DLC packs in May

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With Rising Star Games’ North American debut a week away, the publisher has announced their DLC plans for Akai Katana. The Cave shooter will launch on May 15, but starting today, gamers can download the first of four planned DLC packs, a theme pack for 240 MS Points. The following week, on May 14, a ten-picture pack will be available for 160 MS Points. Another round of each will see the month through, with a second theme pack launching on May 21 for 240 MS Point and a second picture pack on May 28 for 160 MS Points.

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DLC, Xbox 360 News

Rising Star Games signs distribution agreement with Aksys Games

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Rising Star Games, the European publisher who just opened a brand-new office in our part of the world, has announced that they have reached a distribution deal with Aksys Games. Aksys, known for publishing the hit BlazBlue fighter series and surreal Bit.Trip series, will offer sales and logistics support as Rising Star rolls out their 2012 line-up. Their first collaborative effort will be Cave’s upcoming 360 shooter Akai Katana.

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News, Xbox 360 News