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Little King's Story

Japanese, but launching in Europe first for a change.

February 19th 2009 - Rising Star Games today confirms the release date of April 24th 2009 for the highly anticipated strategy RPG Little King’s Story.

In a move rarely seen for a new Japanese IP, the title will be released in PAL territories first, emphasising the growing importance of the European market.

Little King’s Story is a unique collaboration between the games industry’s most prodigious talents. Boasting a team of legendary designers – whose portfolios include a range of highly-acclaimed and much-loved titles such as Harvest Moon, No More Heroes, Final Fantasy XII and Super Mario PRG – Little King’s Story is a funny, charming and surprisingly deep PRG, designed to appeal to both casual and core gamers alike.

“With such a legendary team of designers behind it, Little King’s Story promises to be one of the games of the year,” says Yen Hau, product marketing assistant, Rising Star Games. “Our focus is on bringing the very best Japanese games to Europe – and we’ve worked incredibly hard to ensure that our gamers will be able to play this ground-breaking collaborative title ahead of its native release. Mark 24th April down in your diaries now – and cross out the following few weeks: Little King’s Story will be the game to play this spring.”

With an art style that is very ‘story-book’ in look and with a magical fairy tale quality, this ground-breaking collaboration of creative talent has created a game that will intrigue and delight gamers of both casual and core groups. By combining gameplay elements from life-simulation, real-time strategy and adventure genres, the many aspects of creating a vast kingdom come to life. As the King, players will manage and involve their townspeople in the goals of creating this new territory; enlisting them to dig for treasure, build new buildings and otherwise better their community.

Little King’s Story will be available throughout all PAL territories from April 24th 2009.

For further information, screenshots and press samples (when available), please contact:

Yen Hau or Tyrone Walcott (Rising Star Games)



France - Atari France

Julie Carneiro


Germany - Eidos Germany GmbH

Sven Liebold


Spain - Rising Star Games


Italy - Atari Italy

Paola Menzhagi


Sweden & Denmark - Bergsala

Patrik Johansson


Norway - Bergsala

Kirsti Danielsen


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About Rising Star Games

Rising Star Games Limited (RSG) is a video games publisher for Sony PSP™, Nintendo DS™ and Wii™ plus PlayStation® 2 in the PAL territory. A joint venture between Japanese publisher/developer Marvelous Interactive and long standing Nintendo Nordic distributor Bergsala AB, RSG is now in its fifth staggeringly successful year of trading and has published more than 40 titles across Nintendo and Sony platforms including the worldwide hit series Harvest Moon alongside the renowned No More Heroes. To find out more go to www.risingstargames.com. 


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