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  Rising Star Games scoops rights to controversial Xbox 360 game, Deadly Premonition
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08/11/2010
 


[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Gamasutra and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource GamesPress.]

Thursday 12th August 2010: Rising Star Games has announced it will be publishing the infamous Xbox 360 game Deadly Premonition in PAL territories, with the survival horror game slated for an autumn release.

Although Rising Star has an agreement to bring Marvelous Entertainment's games to market in PAL territories, Deadly Premonition was notably absent from the publisher's Q4 line-up, which it announced at the beginning of June.

"Having seen how Deadly Premonition split reviewers' opinions in America, gamers are itching to get their hands on it to judge it for themselves," says Martin Defries, managing director, Rising Star Games. "We have high hopes for what can only be described as the most distinctive survival horror game that has ever been released - it's going to be interesting to see how the game is received over here. It's a cult classic in the making."

To date Deadly Premonition has split reviewers down the middle - Destructoid awarded it 10/10, saying: "Judged as a piece of entertainment, as a game that consistently surprises and amazes and leaves jaws hanging, I have no choice but to say that Deadly Premonition goes above and beyond."

At the other end of the scale, IGN named it "terrible", awarding it just 2/10. It said: "Awful in nearly every way… Terrible controls. Terrible pacing. Terrible sound effects. Terrible visuals." However, gamers have been making up their own minds - on Metacritic the average user rating is 8.4/10.

Developed by Access Games, Deadly Premonition is an open-world game set in Greenvale, a secluded rural town in North West America. Playing as FBI Special Agent Francis York, gamers are charged with investigating the shocking, ritualistic and brutal murder of a local girl.

Deadly Premonition launches for £24.99 in the autumn.

Screenshots and artwork can be downloaded directly here.

Sign up to Rising Star Game's Media Bank here: www.risingstargamesmediabank.com

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

Ali Wood (Premier PR)

ali.wood@premierpr.com

Yen Hau (Rising Star Games)

yen.hau@risingstargames.com

France - Namco Bandai Partners

Emilie Berndt

eberndt@namcobandaipartners.com

Germany - Koch Media

Andrea Stepper

A.Stepper@kochmedia.com

Spain - Namco Bandai Partners

David Fraile La Ossa

dfraile@namcobandaipartners.com

Italy - Cidiverte

Giovanna Cosentino

gcosentino@cidiverte.it

Benelux - CLD Distribution

Philippe Coopmans

philippe@cld.be

Nordic - Bergsala

Johan Lenngerd

johan.lenngerd@bergsala.se

Australia - All Interactive Entertainment

Simon Stewart

simon.stewart@allinteractive.com.au

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About Rising Star Games

Rising Star Games Limited is a video games publisher for Microsoft Xbox 360, Nintendo DS TM and Wii TM , Sony PS3 and PSP TM in the PAL territory. A joint venture between Japanese video game publisher and content developer Intergrow Inc and long standing Nintendo Nordic distributor Bergsala AB, Rising Star Games is now in its sixth year of trading and has published more than 50 titles including the worldwide hit series Harvest Moon alongside the renowned renegade Nintendo Wii title, No More Heroes. For more information please go to www.risingstargames.com.

Twitter: twitter.com/RisingStarGames

Facebook: facebook.com/RisingStarGames

YouTube: youtube.com/RisingStarGames

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