30th July, 2013 – Rising Star Games, a leading publisher of interactive entertainment, today announces a renewed partnership with renowned Japanese developer IDEA FACTORY Co. Through this partnership, Rising Star Games will bring two outstanding titles to PAL territories; Hakuoki: Memories of the Shinsengumi for Nintendo 3DS and another to be announced in the near future.
IDEA FACTORY games are known for their complexity and difficulty, and this combination of its unique take on game development and Rising Star Games’ mantra of bringing top quality Japanese gaming to western markets maintains the brand faithfulness of both companies. The first title to be released in this deal is Hakuoki: Memories of the Shinsengumi, a romantic visual novel for the Nintendo 3DS. By enjoying the story and following a clever twist of consequences, players will be able to help guide Chizuru, the heroine of the tale, down a path of romance or into a murky world of corruption.
“We are delighted to be working with IDEA FACTORY again. Their reputation is well deserved and the games we have signed from them are the perfect example of fresh and exciting Japanese creativity that has made Rising Star Games so successful over the years,” said Martin Defries, managing director of Rising Star Games.
“It is a pleasure for us to work with such a talented partner. With their deep understanding of the Japanese culture and proven track record on releasing ambitious and yet very successful titles, we are convinced that thanks to Rising Star Games, both titles will reach their full potential in Europe.” said Damien Urvois, IDEA FACTORY’s business development manager.
More details about Hakuoki: Memories of the Shinsengumi will be made available in the near future.
For more information on all Rising Star Games titles, please visit the official site: www.risingstargames.com.
About Idea Factory
Located in Tokyo and founded in 1994, Idea Factory has developed and published many well-received RPGs and innovative visual novel games. Some of their more popular titles include, the Agarest War and Hyperdimension Neptunia series, Hakuoki: Demon of the Fleeting Blossom and the Hello Kitty & Friends series. Idea Factory is part of the Idea Factory Group, which comprises Idea Factory, Compile Heart and Design Factory.
To learn more about us, see the information on the Idea Factory web site: http://www.ideaf.co.jp
About Rising Star Games Rising Star Games Limited is a European video games publisher for Nintendo 3DS™, Nintendo DS™, Microsoft Xbox 360®, Wii™, Wii U™, Sony PlayStation3®, PSP™ and Vita™. Rising Star Games has published over 100 games, with a schedule of exciting releases for 2013 and beyond.
For more information, please visit www.risingstargames.com