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I was honestly a bit worried about being able to review Muramasa: The Demon Blade objectively, because this game was, from the outset, completely up my alley. Making a fully 2D sidescrolling action game with lots of combo-based swordfighting and a Japanese mythological setting is like titling the game JC Will Buy This, as there is no component of that game description...

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Muramasa Rebirth cursed with third DLC chapter, is pretty sickle of it

The third piece of story DLC for Muramasa Rebirth is now available to download for $4.99. Titled "A Spirited Seven Nights' Haunting," the chapter stars the ninja Arashimaru, who is on a quest to survive after receiving a curse that limits his life to seven days. Armed with a sickle and kunai,...

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PS Plus in July: Towerfall, Muramasa, Dead Space 3

July is soon to arrive, and with it comes six games for PlayStation Plus subscribers to freely download. Falling in line with the program's rule changes introduced in late May, the six games are split evenly among PS4, PS3 and Vita, though some are Cross Buy-compatible. Leading the group on PS4...

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Joystiq's Four in February is upon us, behold our staff picks

February is a forbidding land, full of winter darkness and noisome Valentine's Day traditions that are only slightly balanced out by a steady trickle of new games. That's why Joystiq's very own Mike Suszek created Four in February, a gaming event to unify the world against the month's doldrums....

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Muramasa Rebirth spawns first fishy Genroku Legends DLC

Aksys Games launched the first of the Genroku Legends DLC for Muramasa Rebirth this week on PSN, and on January 22 in Europe. Announced in November 2013, the Fishy Tales of the Nekomata downloadable episode puts players in control of a girl named Okoi, who is possessed by Miike, a nekomata. Okoi...

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PSA: Muramasa Rebirth invades Europe

Following a March release in Japan and a June release in North America, Aksys Games has announced that Muramasa Rebirth is now available to European Vita owners via PlayStation Network download. As its name suggests, Muramasa Rebirth is an enhanced re-release of 2009's Wii-exclusive Muramasa:...

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Muramasa Rebirth landing in Europe this fall

Muramasa Rebirth will launch this fall in Europe, Aksys Games recently announced. The PlayStation Vita port of Muramasa: The Demon Blade, which first launched in 2009 for Wii, retains the side-scrolling action drawn to life by Vanillaware, the creators of Odin Sphere and Dragon's Crown. Aksys...

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Muramasa Rebirth finds new life on PS Vita 'early summer'

During a GDC demo of Muramasa Rebirth, the PS Vita port of Vanillaware's 2D action game Muramasa: The Demon Blade, Aksys PR coordinator Russell Iriye confirmed with Joystiq that the game is currently penciled in for "early summer." "We have not talked about a release date yet. Right now all we're...

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Aksys publishing Muramasa Rebirth for Vita in North America

The Vita version of Wii action game Muramasa: The Demon Blade will be published in North America by Aksys, Siliconera reports. Based on the 2009 game by Vanillaware, Muramasa Rebirth will have downloadable content adding new storylines and four new characters. The original followed amnesiac ninja...

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Muramasa: The Demon Blade on Vita will offer original DLC

Muramasa: The Demon Blade for PS Vita won't just be a port of the 2009 Wii game, although that would be enough. Early information from Famitsu magazine reveals that the Vita release will get new downloadable content, consisting entirely of original material. According to Yoshifumi Hashimoto, Chief...

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Muramasa: The Demon Blade takes a stab at PS Vita

Vanillaware's Wii action game, Muramasa: The Demon Blade, is being ported to the PS Vita. The new edition will be available on March 28, 2013 and be further bolstered by DLC, Sony said during its TGS 2012 press conference. The PS Vita port has only been confirmed for Japan so far, but we expect...

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