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Suda51's Flower, Sun and Rain Coming to DS in Europe

by Nick DiMola - July 30, 2008, 10:36 am EDT
Total comments: 5 Source: Press Release

An early, Japan-only PS2 masterpiece by Suda51 is seeing release on the DS this fall.

Rising Star Games announced today that Suda51's Japan-only PS2 game, Flower, Sun and Rain, is being localized and ported to DS in Europe this fall. The game is a mystery title written and directed entirely by Goichi Suda, known to most as Suda51 for his work on titles such as Killer7 and No More Heroes.

Flower, Sun and Rain is an adventure title with a premise reminiscent of the movie Groundhog Day. Players assume the role of a detective who is trying to locate and defuse a bomb by solving a number of thought-provoking puzzles. Players must solve the over-riding mystery before the detective eventually goes insane.

As with most DS updates to existing titles, the game will include touch screen control. Flower, Sun and Rain will be available in Europe mid-October.


Revered Japanese title finally gets a European release as Suda51 updates his PlayStation 2 masterpiece; Trailer to be unveiled on August 1st 2008

Luton – July 30th 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 insane.

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.


This sounds great.  I hope Take 2 (owner of Rising Star Games, I believe) will consider bringing it to America as well.

AVJuly 30, 2008

first time i said " i wish this ps2 port came to wii instead of ds" .

it might be a cool game but PS2 but it might as well be a sequel or prequel than a port. I don't know i never heard of the game so maybe its simple enough to not suffer in translation.

ShyGuyJuly 30, 2008

Karl should like this. The concept sounds intriguing.

Is that a jar of Oil of Olay in the screenshots?

KDR_11kJuly 30, 2008

I prefer handheld ports wherever possible, portability is a huge advantage for any game.

DAaaMan64July 30, 2008

port = port = port = port = port

aren't therefore, all games portable?  PORTA-LICIOUS


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