July 30, 2008
Classic Suda51 Title Heads West
for the First Time Ever
Revered Japanese title finally
gets a European release as Suda51 updates his PlayStation 2 masterpiece; Trailer
to be unveiled on August 1st 2008
Rising Star Games will be keeping
both Suda51 and mystery fans happy this autumn with the long-awaited release of
Flower, Sun and Rain.
Written and directed by the infamous
games creator, this Nintendo DS exclusive is the first chance western gamers
have had to experience one of Suda51’s earliest creations and offers an insight
into the evolution of his unique style following the huge successes of Killer7
and No More Heroes.
Flower, Sun and Rain is an
intriguing mystery adventure very much in the vein of Groundhog Day. You play a
detective charged with locating and defusing a bomb by solving thought-provoking
puzzles with a wealth of bizarre outcomes. Solving the mystery of what is
happening to him and his surroundings is necessary before he eventually goes
Originally released on the Sony
PlayStation 2, Flower, Sun and Rain was never available outside of Japan and has
been high on wish lists of every Suda51 fan since Killer7 was unleashed on the
western market in 2005. This updated Nintendo DS version features all the
creative quirks that made the original a hit and uniquely utilises the touch
screen to solve mysteries, offering players a more intimate experience.
Commenting on its imminent release,
Goichi Suda, aka Suda51 commented, “It’s great news that European gamers are
getting to play Flower, Sun and Rain. All of my creative work involves a touch
of the bizarre and unexpected and this game is no different!”
Flower, Sun and Rain will be
released throughout Europe from mid-October 2008.