Akai Katana Now Available on Xbox Live® Games on Demand
Rising Star Games, Inc. today announced that its action-packed shmup (shoot 'em up) arcade game Akai Katana is now available via Games on Demand for the Xbox 360®. Akai Katana combines the spirit of adventure offered through a true side-scrolling experience with the adrenaline-filled gameplay of today's bullet hell genre. Players are tasked with restoring peace and order to the world they once knew while taking on a tyrannical empire of bloodshed.

Akai Katana features include:

Gorgeous hand-drawn artwork
Full HD 16:9 support

Three modes of gameplay
Origin (Arcade)
Fully animated UI
Original Arcade settings (optional) for an authentic experience
Online leaderboards and replays
Local two-player co-op
Frantic 'bullet hell' action

Developed by CAVE Interactive and published by Rising Star Games, Akai Katana is available now through Games on Demand for $24.99. Akai Katana is rated "T" for Teen by the ESRB and is available exclusively on the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system.

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For further information and press assets, including the new trailer, please visit: http://bhimpact.gamespress.com/product_page.asp?i=1277.

About Akai Katana

The story of Akai Katana is set in a parallel world resembling Japan's Taisho period, where the people have discovered the powerful Blood Swords. Requiring human sacrifices to unleash their immense destructive power, these swords have been used by the empire to crush neighboring countries. However, all the bloodshed and power gained through sacrificing close family members has made some of the swordsmen think twice. With new fighter planes and the powered up swords at their disposal, this small band of rebels now fight back against the tyrannical empire.

About Rising Star Games

Rising Star Games is a video games publisher for Microsoft Xbox 360™, Nintendo 3DS™, Nintendo DS™ and Nintendo Wii™, Sony PlayStation 3™ and Sony PlayStation Portable™. Rising Star Games is now in its eighth year of trading and has published nearly 100 titles. Our portfolio in PAL territories includes popular franchises and original gaming properties such as BIT.TRIP, Harvest Moon, Little King's Story, No More Heroes and THE KING OF FIGHTERS XIII. In January 2012, Rising Star Games opened an operation in California, USA, which will publish titles for the American and Canadian markets, bringing decades of combined experience, unique knowledge and a genuine passion for interactive entertainment to a larger Western audience.

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