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Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Rising Star Games
Rising Star Games has released a new trailer for Akai Katana, the newest 360 shooter from Cave. Some of the game’s features were also announced. In addition to online leaderboard support and downloadable replays, there will be three gameplay modes (Origin/Arcade, Slash, and Climax), optional Original Arcade settings, and local two-player co-op support in Arcade.
Rising Star Games has released the first trailer for their inaugural North American release, Akai Katana. The upcoming Cave-developed shooter is set in a parallel world during a turning point in the Taisho period. After the discovery of a blood katana, the empire turned to human sacrifice in order to unlock its full power. The sacrifices have resulted in a rebellion, with the empire’s enemies taking to the skies in fighter planes and wielding their own powerful swords against the imperial forces. [Continue]
Rising Star Games, a UK-based publisher known to us as The Bringer of Region-Free DoDonPachi Resurrection, has expanded into North America. The company has recently opened up a new headquarters in California and named Phil Robinson, former head of communications at Tradewest Games, as vice president of operations for the US branch. Speaking of DoDonPachi, Rising Star also announced that they will be publishing a new Xbox 360 Cave shooter next quarter, Akai Katana.