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Populous DS

Miniaturized, touch-screen version of the venerable god game.

Luton - July 15th 2008 – Rising Star Games is pleased to announce plans to release Populous DS in Europe ahead of its unveiling at this year’s E3. This product is part of a stellar line-up being showcased by Rising Star Games’ parent company, Marvelous Entertainment, and XSEED Games (the product’s North American publisher) at the Los Angeles Convention Centre.

Based on the original PC classic, Populous DS brings a re-imagination of the classic game which pioneered the God simulation genre. Featuring touch-screen controls that utilise the dual-screens, players manipulate five elementally-imbued gods, each with their own unique miracles within an extensive single-player campaign. In the multiplayer wireless mode, up to four players can unleash earthquakes, tidal waves and raging volcanoes onto rival players’ lands.

Populous DS is scheduled for release in Q1 2009 throughout Europe and the rest of the PAL territory.

For further information, please contact Richard Barclay on 01582 433 707 or via richard.barclay@risingstargames.com.

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About Rising Star Games

Rising Star Games Limited 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, Rising Star Games’ publishing ethos is that it’s a Japanese games publisher with a European heart. The company has published enhanced and updated versions of some of interactive entertainment’s most successful franchises since 2005. www.risingstargames.com  

About Marvelous Entertainment Inc.

Marvelous Entertainment is a leading Japanese creator of interactive entertainment with such esteemed franchises as Harvest Moon, Rune Factory, Luminous Arc and No More Heroes under its corporate umbrella. More information on Marvelous Entertainment can be found at http://www.mmvus.com.

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