"on the game selection process:

"Of course, everybody needs to eat, so a lot of times it comes down to what we think is a good value and how we can profit.

"As a business, we would like to bring out good games, but in the end, we would like to stay in business, so we would like to see [if there is value in] the game - how easily marketable the particular title is, and how much of an audience there is for that type of game. So we take into consideration a lot of different factors and of c..."

"Following the release of Way of the Samurai 3 across Europe on March 12th, Rising Star Games are giving fans of the game the opportunity to vote for which downloadable content (DLC) they’d like to see for the game first. Three DLC packs have been confirmed for release, and it’s up to you to decide which will arrive when."

"Set in feudal Japan gamers must decide which is the right path to take; side with one of three warring factions - Fujimori clan, Sakurai clan or Takadane villagers - or go it alone, killing anyone who gets in the way. Way of the Samurai 3 encourages gamers to carve their own way through the game by choosing their own dialogue and actions, which can result in over fifteen different endings. Starting off as 'nameless', players can create their own samurai from different styles of heads and bodi..."

"Rising Star Games has confirmed today that Way of the Samurai 3 will be arriving on PS3 and 360 on March 12th. Way of the Samurai is an open world RPG where your character is a samurai during the Sengoku era where moral choices play an effect; the player can either side with the neutral villagers, or ignore them and go down your own path."

"A series which is famous for its high level of freedom and giving players free rein over their gameplay styles, with over fifteen different endings, Way of the Samurai 3 doesn't deviate from the formula known and loved by fans. In addition to familiar systems new ones add depth to gameplay including, Sudden Battle that allows players to draw swords, Original Blade Creation where players can choose from over two-hundred different parts and materials to create a wholly original sword, and Compa..."

"Following the revelation of the bonus Artbook CD set to be included within the Way of the Samurai 3 retail package by Electronic Theatre yesterday, Rising Star Games has confirmed the initial batch of Gamebridge's Way of the Samurai 3 on both PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 will launch alongside two digital bonus items; a definitive strategy guide, detailing an array of hints and tips, and the aforementioned Artbook."

"As well as revealing that Way of the Samurai 3 has been rated 16+ by PEGI (Pan-European Game Information), the box art shows that the European release will include a special limited edition Artbook CD, both with the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 versions."

"Rising Star Games has revealed new English language screenshots and artwork for the forthcoming European release of Way of the Samurai 3. Set to hit retail stores across the continent on next month, February 2010, Way of the Samurai 3 is the first instalment in the widely respected series to launch on current-generations systems."

"Rising Star Games has announced the appointment of a new columnist at their Hoshi Club – the online destination for videogame fans to find out the latest details on Rising Star Games’ videogame releases and insight into Japanese culture. Following the signing of ex-Edge deputy editor, David McCarthy, Alex Sim-Wise shall have her own personal space to write about videogames, Japanese culture and pretty much anything she wishes."

"Rising Star Games have become synonymous with those quintessentially Japanese videogame treats that otherwise may have never made their way to European shores. The sweet, inviting world of the classic Harvest Moon series and pleasing guilt involved in commanding your loyal (or perhaps, not so loyal) followers in Little King’s Story is regularly contrasted with the dark, grimy labyrinths of JU-ON: The Grudge or the under-appreciated Nintendo DS First-Person Shooter, Moon."

"Rising Star Games have released an updated Fact Sheet for the forthcoming Way of the Samurai 3. Set for release in early 2010 on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, Way of the Samurai 3 proposes a detailed open world in which you can choose your own path."

"Way of the Samurai 3 sees the player stepping into the shoes of a nameless rōnin. Creating their own character in a Dynasty Warriors 6: Empires head-swap fashion, the player enters Amana, a land in which war is rife. A feudal lord has overthrown Lord Sakurai, forcing villagers to overwork themselves through imposing heavy taxes, and a rival clan plots to overthrow the new ruler. Unsurprisingly, it’s not long before the player becomes involved in a tangled web of desperation and deceit."

"Highlights from February include the mind-meltingly mental Half-Minute Hero on PlayStation Portable (PSP). This brilliantly original title fuses classic gaming mechanics with bite-sized thirty-second gaming to create one of the format’s most audacious twists on the Role-Playing Game (RPG) genre. Animal Kororo, a ludicrously cute Puzzle game will also be published on Nintendo DS this month."

"Agetec, Inc., and UFO Interactive Games, Inc., leading publishers of interactive entertainment, announced today that the official Way of the Samurai 3 app is now available for iPhone and iPod Touch. Way of the Samurai 3 has recently been confirmed for a European release on behalf of Gamebridge and Rising Star Games, and the Way of the Samurai 3 app offers a taste of the samurai action Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 gamers will experience early next year."

"With a completely new, highly refined style of gameplay, a rich weapon crafting system, beautifully detailed graphics and a deep branching storyline that that will unfold multiple endings based upon player's actions, Way of the Samurai 3 is sure to please not only the fans, but also those looking for a new challenge."

"Fledgling publisher Gamebridge has grown from strength-to-strength since its inception last year and is now ready to showcase its early 2010 line-up. The publisher will be using the London MCM Expo as a launch pad for Papermates and Way of the Samurai 3, set to arrive in Europe early next year, with marketing and sales coordinated by Rising Star Games."

"As the grand opening of this year’s London Games Festival, London MCM Expo was always going to be knee-deep in sweet gaming goodness, giving visitors hands-on experience with upcoming epic titles such as Bandai Namco’s Tekken 6, Ubisoft’s Assassin’s Creed II and Monster Hunter Tri from Capcom. Now three more top developers give you a sneak peek at what they’ve got planned for October’s Expo."

"Rising Star Games and Gamebridge have today confirmed to Electronic Theatre that they will be co-publishing the highly-anticipated Way of the Samurai 3 throughout Europe. Not only is Way of the Samurai 3 a landmark title for the series entering the High-Definition era, but also it will act as the first Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 title promoted by Rising Star Games."

Japanese newssite GPara has Media Create's top thirty software rankings for the week of November 10th to November 16th. This week's top ten is an eye-opener, and is pretty weird compared to other weeks.

New releases:
02. [PS3] Samuraidou 3 (Spike) 81,000 / NEW
03. [NDS] Tongari Boushi to Mahou no 365 Nichi (Konami) 72,000 / NEW
04. [NDS] Fushigi no Dungeon Fuurai no Shiren DS 2: Sabaku no Majou (SEGA) 45,000 / NEW
05. [PS3] Resistance 2 (SCE) 33,000 / NEW
06. [NDS] DS Nishimura Kyout...

Due to be released on November 13th in Japan, we were previously given a number of new screenshots for the upcoming Way of the Samurai 3 on the PS3. This time we have a new video of the game. Be sure to watch it, at the source.

The official website for Spike's upcoming samurai action adventure game, Way of the Samurai 3 for the PS3, updated with a new video for the game and a couple new screenshots.

In Way of the Samurai 3, you take control of a wandering ronin during the Warring States period in feudal Japan. He ends up in a land called Gishu Amana, where there are three different factions at odds with one another. The choices you make during the game will affect the game's outcome.

Way of the Samurai 3 is ...