Aksys Games to release ‘Muramasa Rebirth’ in North America

MuramasaRebirth1 300x170 Aksys Games to release Muramasa Rebirth in North AmericaAcclaimed Japanese developer Vanillaware’s sole Wii title,  Muramasa: The Demon Blade, will be seeing a PS Vita rerelease in Japan on March 28th. Now, a North American version has been confirmed by Aksys Games, as well. Titled Muramasa Rebirth, the game will receive a completely new English translation from the Aksys team. This news has been met extremely positively by fans of Vanillaware and the original Wii version, as it suffered from a relatively lackluster translation.

The game features a few minor tweaks, such as a separate button for jumping, as opposed to the Wii version, which used the up button to jump. Of course, the graphics will be seeing an overhaul, as well, and will look better than ever on the PS Vita’s OLED screen.

Muramasa Rebirth is scheduled to have four paid DLC stories featuring four new characters: a fairytale catgirl, ninja warrior, farmer, and an imp. Aksys has confirmed that they will be bringing the DLC west, as well, but have no details regarding the price.

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The Muramasa Rebirth DLC characters

Though it’s a shame Muramasa Rebirth‘s new content couldn’t be included for free, by releasing the game on the PS Vita, Vanillaware and Marvelous AQL will be able to reach a whole new audience who missed out on the Wii version, as well as tide over Vanillaware fans who are anxiously waiting for more news on Dragon’s Crown. Of course, more PS Vita games coming out west is always great news, as well.

Aksys has not yet disclosed when they intend to release Muramasa Rebirth. In the meantime, check out the Japanese trailer for the game below:

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Anne will tell you whether or not you’re missing out when it comes to those pesky Japan-only releases. When she isn’t researching gender and sexuality in Japanese popular culture, she’s playing the quirkiest games she can get her hands on. Region locking is the bane of her existence.

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