Recently, Rising Star hasn’t announced many games from their Japanese counterpart, Marvelous Interactive. Instead the European publisher is busy distributing Baroque, Growlanser: Heritage of War and LOL, better known as Bakushow in the region.
However, in the latter half of 2008 Rising Star may be shifting their focus. We already reported Lux Pain, a Marvelous published game in Japan, might be getting localized by Rising Star. Let’s add Valhalla Knights 2 and Flower, Sun and Rain, the Grasshopper Manufacture game about a man stuck in a time loop, to Rising Star’s potential localization list too. All three of these games are sitting in Amazon UK’s database with an October 8th placeholder date.
Flower, Sun and Rain sounds on target since an international release has been mentioned before and it was released in Japan in March. A localized version of Valhalla Knights 2 feels more on the fence. This is probably the first sign of an English release, which may not be entirely unsurprising since Valhalla Knights was released on the PSP last year. At this time a North American publisher has not been announced for any of these games, but Atlus appears to have a pretty good relationship with Marvelous. Atlus released Luminous Arc in North America and it looks like Rising Star is returning the favor by distributing games like Baroque.
Images courtesy of Marvelous Interactive.