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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.

Rising Star Games Ltd
IndustryVideo game industry
HeadquartersHitchin, Hertfordshire, UK
Area served
Europe, Australia, North America[1]
Key people
Martin Defries - COO[2]
ProductsNo More Heroes
Harvest Moon DS
Rune Factory: A Fantasy Harvest Moon
Bomberman Land Touch
Deadly Premonition
Little King's Story
ParentThunderful (2018–present)

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.[3] 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.[4]

In 2012, Rising Star Games announced the opening of Rising Star Games USA, where North American releases will be published.[citation needed]

On July 3, 2018, it was announced Thunderful has acquire the company.[5]


Title Year released Platform(s)
Giga Wrecker Alt 2019 Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
Trailblazers 2018 Microsoft Windows, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
Decay of Logos 2018 Microsoft Windows, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
SteamWorld Dig 2 2018 Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4
88 Heroes: 98 Heroes Edition 2017 Nintendo Switch, Nintendo 3DS
88 Heroes 2017 PlayStation 4, Xbox One
Giga Wrecker 2017 Microsoft Windows
Conga Master Party 2017 Nintendo Switch
Conga Master 2017 Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
Ninja Shodown 2017 Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch
Superbeat Xonic EX 2017 PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch
A Pixel Story 2017 PlayStation 4, Xbox One
Earth's Dawn 2016 Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
Shantae and the Pirate's Curse 2016 Nintendo 3DS
Zombie Vikings: Ragnarök Edition 2016 PlayStation 4
Lumo 2016 Microsoft Windows, Linux, Mac OS, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch
I Want To Be Human 2016 Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
Fist Slash: Of Ultimate Fury 2015 Microsoft Windows
Hello Kitty: Rockin' World Tour 2015 Nintendo 3DS
Poncho 2015 Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4
Superbeat Xonic 2015 PlayStation Vita
One Upon Light 2015 PlayStation 4
Harvest Moon: The Lost Valley 2015 Nintendo 3DS
Lumini 2015 Microsoft Windows
La-Mulana EX 2015 PlayStation Vita
Tulpa 2015 Microsoft Windows, Linux, Mac OS
Ratz Instagib 2015 Microsoft Windows
The Marvellous Miss Take 2014 Microsoft Windows, Mac OS
Kromaia 2014 Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4
TRI: Of Friendship and Madness 2014 Microsoft Windows, Linux, Mac OS
Sorcery Saga: Curse of the Great Curry God 2014 PlayStation Vita
Hometown Story 2014 Nintendo 3DS
Cloudbuilt 2014 Microsoft Windows
Hakuoki: Memories of the Shinsengumi 2013 Nintendo 3DS
Deadly Premonition: The Director's Cut 2013 PlayStation 3, Microsoft Windows
Beyblade: Evolution 2013 Nintendo 3DS
Around the World with Hello Kitty & Friends 2013 Nintendo 3DS
Super Black Bass 3D 2013 Nintendo 3DS
Girls' Fashion Shoot 2013 Nintendo 3DS
Virtue's Last Reward 2012 Nintendo 3DS, PlayStation Vita
Under Defeat HD Deluxe Edition 2012 Xbox 360, PlayStation 3
Jewel Master: Cradle of Egypt 2 2012 Nintendo DS
Shifting World 2012 Nintendo 3DS
Harvest Moon: The Tale of Two Towns 2012 Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo DS
To-Fu Collection 2012 Nintendo DS
Blazing Souls Accelate 2012 PlayStation Portable
Rune Factory Oceans 2012 PlayStation 3
Akai Katana 2012 Xbox 360
Cradle of Rome 2 2012 Nintendo 3DS
Bit.Trip Saga 2012 Nintendo 3DS
Bit.Trip Complete 2012 Wii
Cradle of Persia 2012 Nintendo DS
The King of Fighters XIII 2011 Xbox 360, PlayStation 3
DoDonPachi Resurrection 2011 Xbox 360
Cradle of Rome 2 2011 Nintendo DS
Rune Factory 3: A Fantasy Harvest Moon 2011 Nintendo DS
Harvest Moon DS: Grand Bazaar 2011 Nintendo DS
Loving Life with Hello Kitty and Friends 2011 Nintendo DS
Jewel Legends: Tree of Life 2011 Nintendo DS
Pucca Power Up 2011 Nintendo DS
Cradle of Rome and Cradle of Egypt Double Pack 2011 Nintendo DS
Deathsmiles 2011 Xbox 360
Avalon Code 2010 Nintendo DS
Deadly Premonition 2010 Xbox 360
Eldar Saga 2010 Wii
Ivy the Kiwi? 2010 Wii, Nintendo DS
Rune Factory 2: A Fantasy Harvest Moon 2010 Nintendo DS
Pang: Magical Michael 2010 Nintendo DS
Jewel Master: Cradle of Egypt 2010 Nintendo DS
No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle 2010 Wii
Rune Factory Frontier 2010 Wii
Fragile Dreams: Farewell Ruins of the Moon 2010 Wii
Steal Princess 2010 Nintendo DS
Way of the Samurai 3 2010 Xbox 360, PlayStation 3
Half-Minute Hero 2010 PlayStation Portable
Animal Kororo 2010 Nintendo DS
Muramasa: The Demon Blade 2009 Wii
Harvest Moon: Tree of Tranquility 2009 Wii
Animal Kororo 2009 Nintendo DS
Rygar: The Battle of Argus 2009 Wii
Valhalla Knights 2 2009 PlayStation Portable
Angel Cat Sugar 2009 Nintendo DS
Lux-Pain 2009 Nintendo DS
Little King's Story 2009 Wii
Populous DS 2009 Nintendo DS
Rune Factory: A Fantasy Harvest Moon 2009 Nintendo DS
XG Blast! 2009 Nintendo DS
Colour Cross 2008 Nintendo DS
Jewel Master: Cradle of Rome 2008 Nintendo DS
Dungeon Maker 2008 PlayStation Portable
Flower, Sun, and Rain 2008 Nintendo DS
R-Type Tactics 2008 PlayStation Portable
Baroque 2008 PlayStation 2, Wii
Bakushow 2008 Nintendo DS
Growlanser: Heritage of War 2008 PlayStation 2
Ecolis - Save the Forest 2008 Nintendo DS
Dungeon Explorer: Warriors of Ancient Arts 2008 Nintendo DS, PlayStation Portable
Bomberman Land 2008 Wii
No More Heroes 2008 Wii
Harvest Moon: Magical Melody 2008 Wii
Bomberman Land Touch! 2 2008 Nintendo DS
Bomberman Story DS 2007 Nintendo DS
Dungeon Maker 2007 Nintendo DS
Honeycomb Beat 2007 Nintendo DS
Luminous Arc 2007 Nintendo DS
Valhalla Knights 2007 PlayStation Portable
Super Swing Golf 2007 Wii
Harvest Moon: Innocent Life 2007 PlayStation Portable
Harvest Moon DS 2007 Nintendo DS
Bubble Bobble Double Shot 2007 Nintendo DS
Rainbow Islands Evolution 2007 PlayStation Portable
Bomberman Land Touch! 2007 Nintendo DS
Contact 2007 Nintendo DS
New Zealand Story Revolution 2007 Nintendo DS
Ys Strategy 2006 Nintendo DS
Space Invaders Evolution 2006 PlayStation Portable
Pilot Academy 2006 PlayStation Portable
Bubble Bobble Evolution 2006 PlayStation Portable
Swords of Destiny 2006 PlayStation 2
SBK: Snowboard Kids 2006 Nintendo DS
Lunar Genesis 2006 Nintendo DS
Bubble Bobble Revolution 2005 Nintendo DS
Space Invaders Revolution 2005 Nintendo DS


  1. ^ Rising Star Games cracks America | Games industry news | MCV. Retrieved on 2013-08-23.
  2. ^ "Marvelous Entertainment - Enterprise Scope". Archived from the original on 2008-05-31. Retrieved 2008-06-22.
  3. ^ "Rising Star Games: Corporate". Rising Star Games. Archived from the original on 2010-02-13. Retrieved 2010-03-02.
  4. ^ Parfitt, Ben (2007-12-12). "Studio boss chose to censor Euro No More Heroes". MCVUK. Archived from the original on 2007-12-13. Retrieved 2007-12-21.
  5. ^ "Thunderful Acquires Rising Star Games Publisher". Anime News Network. July 4, 2018. Retrieved November 14, 2018.

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