Rising Star Games, a localization publisher of Japanese games in Europe, has opened a U.S. office in California. Its first title to be released in the country is Cave shoot ‘em up Akai Katana for Xbox 360 in Q2 2012.
Additionally, the publisher has opened Rising Star Games Digital, a separate division focused on downloadable titles.
“After eight years of fantastic success in bringing the best Eastern games to Europe, we’re ready to expand our business, engaging more consumers than ever before in more territories and on digital platforms,” said Rising Star MD Martin Defries.
“Rising Star Games Digital has been something we’ve been working on for a while. 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.”
Fans of NIS America, Atlus, Aksys, and Xseed now have another publisher to admire.