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Akai Katana And Rune Factory Oceans Fly To Europe In Q2


Rising Star Games have announced a partial schedule of their 2012 games, with Cave’s Akai Katana present and accounted for. Akai Katana is scheduled for a Q2 release, which means somewhere during the April – June period.


Joining it will be Rune Factory Oceans (Tides of Destiny in North America). However, it would appear as though Rising Star are only publishing the PlayStation 3 version of the game, as we don’t see the Wii version listed.


Harvest Moon: The Tale of Two Towns will be released in both DS and 3DS versions, though, just like Natsume’s release of the game in North America. Unfortunately, The Tale of Two Towns doesn’t have a release window so far. RSG do say they plan to ramp up 3DS support in 2012, however, and have licensed Aksys’ recent 3DS releases for Europe, too.


Here’s the full list of announced games so far:


Q1 2012
Bit. Trip Complete (Wii)
Bit. Trip Saga (3DS)
Cradle of Persia (DS)


Q2 2012
Super Black Bass 3D (3DS)
Cradle of Rome 2 (3DS)
Akai Katana (360)
Tofu Collection (DS)
Rune Factory Oceans (PS3)


Harvest Moon: The Tale of Two Towns (DS/3DS)
Shifting World (3DS)
Way of the Samurai 4 (PS3)

Ishaan Sahdev
Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and wrote the book "The Legend of Zelda - A Complete Development History". He also used to moonlight as a professional manga editor. These days, his day job has nothing to do with games, but the two inform each other nonetheless.