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Rising Star Open U.S. Office, Akai Katana Headed To North America


Rising Star Games announced this morning that they are expanding into North America by opening a new U.S. headquarters. Based in California, the North American branch’s first release will be Cave shoot-em-up Akai Katana.


Akai Katana will be released simultaneously for the Xbox 360 in North America and Europe in Q2 2012. 


Additionally, Rising Star have also set up another division — Rising Star Games Digital — which will publish videogames on digital platforms, including Xbox Live Arcade, PlayStation Network, Steam, iOS and Android.


“Rising Star Games Digital has been something we’ve been working on for a while,” says Rising Star managing director, Martin Defries. “We envisage a huge growth in downloadable product over the coming years, and intend to play a big part shaping the future development of our exciting industry.”


Thanks to denpa no sekai for sending us a heads up!

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.