Rising Star Games
Rising Star Games is a video game publisher formed in 2004 as a joint business venture between Scandinavian distributor Bergsala and Japanese video game publisher and content developer Intergrow. The company is based in Hitchin, Hertfordshire, England, and in North America in California, United States.
|Industry||Video game industry|
|Headquarters||Hitchin, Hertfordshire, UK|
|Europe, Australia, North America|
|Martin Defries - COO|
|Products||No More Heroes|
Harvest Moon DS
Rune Factory: A Fantasy Harvest Moon
Bomberman Land Touch
Little King's Story
Its initial focus was to publish titles from Japanese companies for release in European, Australian and North American markets; it has a wider range of products from developers all over the world. The company has published over 105 titles for Nintendo, PlayStation and Xbox consoles, as well as PC.
In late 2007, the company was surrounded with controversy over what appeared to be its decision to censor the European version of No More Heroes, though it was later revealed that the decision was made by its parent company and the developer Grasshopper Manufacture to release the censored version in Europe unlike what was released in North America.
In 2012, Rising Star Games announced the opening of Rising Star Games USA, where North American releases will be published.
On July 3, 2018, it was announced Thunderful has acquire the company.
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