Rising Star Ditches Second Rune Factory Wii

By James 24.01.2012 7

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Video game publisher Rising Star Games recently announced that for 2012 the company will be increasing its emphasis on Nintendo 3DS products by publishing more games on the auto-stereoscopic platform throughout the year.

Five titles are scheduled to launch within the first six months of 2012, including:

  • BIT.TRIP.SAGA - Help CommanderVideo complete his mission and return home in this retro rhythm game
  • Super Black Bass 3D - A fishing simulator
  • Cradle of Rome 2 - Create your Roman Empire by solving puzzles
  • Harvest Moon: The Tale of Two Towns - Re-unite two rival towns through your farming
  • Shifting World - Invert the world to beat the levels
Here is a release window for all the upcoming games by Rising Star Games:

Q1 2012

  • BIT.TRIP COMPLETE (Wii)
  • BIT.TRIP SAGA (3DS)
  • Cradle of Persia (DS)

Q2 2012

  • Super Black Bass 3D (3DS)
  • Cradle of Rome 2 (3DS)
  • Akai Katana (360)
  • Tofu Collection (DS)
  • Rune Factory Oceans (PS3)

2012

  • Harvest Moon: The Tale of Two Towns (DS/3DS)
  • Shifting World (3DS)
  • Way of the Samurai 4 (PS3)
Which of these Rising Star Games are you most looking forward to? Are you disappointed that Rune Factory Oceans on Wii is not on the list?

Box art for Rune Factory: Tides of Destiny
Also known as

Rune Factory: Oceans

Developer

Marvelous

Publisher

Natsume

Genre

Simulation

Players

1

C3 Score

Rated $score out of 10  n/a

Reader Score

Rated $score out of 10  9/10 (2 Votes)

European release date None   North America release date Out now   Japan release date Out now   Australian release date None   

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I guess this'd make sense since the Wii version wasn't released in the US either.
Ahh I almost forgot about this, will definitely be getting it on PS3 anyway.

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The Wii version was released in the US, SuperLink...

http://www.play-asia.com/Rune_Factory_Tides_of_Destiny/paOS-13-71-z3-49-en-70-4chv.html

I'm disappointed in this, especially since the game was already localised in English. Wouldn't be the first time a game is localised exclusively in English for the European market, see the recent Tales of the Abyss, though I do not condone such a way of marketing such big titles. That being said, importing is an option for me, so it's not as much a big deal as it is to other Wii users I guess...

( Edited 24.01.2012 22:32 by Kafei2006 )

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I'd actually say the blame probably lies with Marvelous, and it may come down to licensing costs...but it's still really bad because the first Wii game did well here!

First no Luminous Arc 3, now no Rune Factory 2 Wii...

( Edited 25.01.2012 06:54 by jesusraz )

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What a shame. I'm currently playing Rune Factory Frontier and really enjoying it, so I would have likely picked this one up as well. Oh well, guess I'll wait for the next instalment in the series to get a localisation then.

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SirLink said:
Oh well, guess I'll wait for the next instalment in the series to get a localisation then.

The PS3 version might still be coming to Europe SirLink, you never know. Since you have a shiny new PS3, you could wait for a PAL release of Tides of Destiny on PS3 here.

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Kafei2006 said:

The PS3 version might still be coming to Europe SirLink, you never know. Since you have a shiny new PS3, you could wait for a PAL release of Tides of Destiny on PS3 here.

Oh yeah, thanks for reminding me of the PS3 version. Almost forgot one existed too, just like of Tales of Graces f which I'm really looking forward to. Quite a trend we're seeing here, with Wii RPGs getting PS3 releases instead.

( Edited 25.01.2012 12:55 by SirLink )

jay (guest) 25.01.2012#7

I'm a little bit disappointed but its hard to be mad at rising star, if you look back on what they have released on wii they are easily the 2nd best publisher after nintendo.

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