Rising Star Games, TOYBOX and Natsume Inc. are happy to announce a new, inspired IP
Tuesday 12 March, 2013 – Following the teaser announcement of ‘Project Happiness’ at E3 last year, Rising Star Games, European publisher of family-oriented video games, today revealed the official name, Hometown Story. This kicks off with a promise made to bring a new type of game to a global audience, which Rising Star Games will be bringing to Europe to a dedicated fan base. Natsume will publish the title in North America. Check out the new trailer now.
Developed by Yasuhiro Wada, the "Father of Harvest Moon," and his studio, TOYBOX in Tokyo, Japan, Hometown Story is a joyful tale which takes players to a fantastic new world full of colour and fun. With characters designed by Atsuko Nishida, the artist behind Pokemon and music composed by Nobu Uematsu of Final Fantasy fame, the collective talent bringing this game alive on 3DS and other mobile platforms guarantees that it will delight gamers.
“We are very excited to be able to announce the game’s official name and to launch a brand new global IP alongside our friends at TOYBOX and Natsume,” said Martin Defries, Managing Director & COO of Rising Star Games. “Hometown Story will thrill and inspire our customers and it is wonderful to start a new journey with them and gain a generation of new customers through the launch of Hometown Story.”
"Hometown Story is the perfect name for a game with such a heartwarming feeling, and we’re excited to begin revealing more about the game, alongside TOYBOX and Rising Star Games," said Hiro Maekawa, President and CEO of Natsume.
It's an experience that will fill you with motivation and magical memories! “Hometown Story is a game and a story that’s dear to my heart – and I hope will become dear to the player’s heart as well,” said Yasuhiro Wada, CEO of TOYBOX. “Our partnership with Rising Star Games and Natsume, who share our values on a quality gaming experience, is going to remain strong as we reveal more about Hometown Story throughout the year.”
With an exciting mix of adventure, discovery, and wonder, Hometown Story will fill the hearts of gamers both young and old with an experience paralleled by only a few other games, such as the critically acclaimed Harvest Moon series.
More information about this exciting new title from Yasuhiro Wada will be revealed up to and during E3 2013.
Players can check out a full-length trailer at http://bit.ly/13PsiRk, as well as additional teaser information via Rising Star Games at www.youtube.com/risingstargames andwww.facebook.com/risingstargames
For further information, screenshots and press samples (when available), please contact:
Tyrone Walcott (Rising Star Games) for press enquiries