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Rising Star Games' August line-up

Growlanser: Heritage of War, Baroque, Super Swing Golf and Bakushow all coming out this month.

Luton - July 28th 2008 - Slow summers are a thing of the past as Rising Star Games prepare for the busiest month of releases in the company’s short history. With a new release almost every week in August, Rising Star Games is going against the convention of a usually quiet summer and getting four unique titles out before the traditional autumn frenzy.

Kicking things off will be traditional J-RPG Growlanser: Heritage of War. A PlayStation®2 exclusive, Growlanser: Heritage of War is the fifth title from the successful Growlanser series and is the first time the series has made an appearance in Europe. Featuring an enticing generation-spanning storyline, tactical gameplay and a unique skill system, it has everything a traditional RPG fan would want with the added bonus of superb anime-style cut scenes and artwork. Growlanser: Heritage of War will be available from August 15th 2008.

Keeping Growlanser company is dark dungeon-crawler Baroque. Available on the PlayStation 2 and Nintendo Wii™, Baroque’s unique story progression means that death does not necessarily mean game over, but instead reveals another part of the mystery. The dungeon also features an ever shifting environment, meaning that level layouts are always changing and never the same. The two features couple to form an intricate storyline with answers where you may not expect them. Baroque is available from August 15th 2008.

The following week sees the release of Super Swing Golf, the well-received party golf game from the makers of Ninja Gaiden and Dead or Alive. Challenge your friends and family through the highly competitive multiplayer modes or test your own skills against the computer in the intense solo career mode. There’s something for everyone in this highly enjoyable golf game that features a multitude of unlockable secrets, including the option to play as many characters from the Tecmo universe such as Ryu Hyabusa from Ninja Gaiden or Ayane from Dead or Alive. Super Swing Golf will be teeing off on Nintendo Wii from August 22nd 2008.

Rounding August off is Bakushow, the hilarious party game designed specifically for the Nintendo DS™. Invite up to three friends to play against as one Game Card allows up to four players to enjoy the fun through the Nintendo download play function. Think of any question you like and challenge your friends to come up with the most outrageous answer. You choose the question, the winner and the tone. The game is as funny as you make it. Bakushow will be available from August 29th 2008.

“August is going to be a big month for us here at Rising Star Games,” Richard Barclay, UK and international marketing manager. “We’ve never released four titles in one month before and this is just a sign of how fast the company is growing. From hereon in we’ll be releasing bigger and bigger titles and we’re all very excited about the coming months.”

For further information on any of these titles, press samples (when available), or for access to the Rising Star Games media bank, please contact Yen Hau on +44 (0) 1582 433 708 or via  

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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.  

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