UK-based publisher Rising Star Games has finally decided to set up shop in the United States. The company announced that it has opened a North American office. Rising Star has appointed Phil Robinson as vice president of operations for the US office, who will oversee all operations, be in charge of securing North American distribution and publishing agreements, and work with the company's European offices to extend the Rising Star brand in the U.S.
The company's first title to be handled by its U.S. offices will be Cave's Akai Katana for Xbox 360. The horizontal scrolling shooter will be released in the second quarter of this year. More info about Rising Star can be found at www.risingstargames.com.