The US release for Muramasa Rebirth, the PS Vita update of the previously Wii-exclusive title has come and gone and looks like its being received well among fans and critics alike. An air of uncertainty surrounded the European release situation since no announcement was made for european launch dates, but now Aksys games have confirmed they will be publishing the game in euroype via the PlayStation Network.
We’re definitely looking forward to being able to play Muramasa on the Vita as the original on the Wii was beautiful looking game with excellent gameplay. While it’s great that it’s being brought over at all, a physical release would have been nice, if only so that European fans could have a chance to get one of the limited edition versions that were available in the US bundled with special cases, artwork and the game soundtrack CD.
– Original press release below –
Muramasa Rebirth coming to Europe via PlayStation®Network this Fall!
August 21, 2013 Torrance, CA – Aksys Games announces that Muramasa Rebirth, the critically acclaimed hit in both the U.S. and Japan will sail to Europe via PlayStation®Network this fall! Play this action-packed RPG that takes you on an epic journey through ancient Japan as you battle the forces that try to stop you from possessing the fabled demon blades!
Muramasa Rebirth Key Features
Journey east as the fugitive ninja Kisuke, searching for the legendary demon blades. Or travel west as Momohime, a princess possessed by a vengeful spirit, as you hunt for the same weapons. With 108 powerful blades, each with their own special attack, fend off enemies big and small in this exciting action-RPG specially redesigned for the PlayStation®Vita system!
High Res Graphics – The stunning 2D artwork comes to life in OLED-ready graphics. See the vibrant colors and detailed art as they should be seen on the PlayStation®Vita system!
Available Downloadable Scenarios – Four additional characters and scenarios will be available to download, each featuring a new story line, new characters, and new enemies!
Two Modes of Play – Whether you enjoy hack/slash type play or prefer to use your character’s special abilities in a controlled manner, Muramasa Rebirth offers two modes of play to satisfy every player’s needs!
Remap Buttons – Don’t like the default setup? Customize your buttons to make the gameplay truly yours!
Muramasa Rebirth has been rated PEGI 12+ by Pan European Game Information. For more information, please visit: http://www.pegi.info/
About Aksys Games
Founded in 2006 in Torrance, California, Aksys Games Localization, Inc. is a localization studio and visionary video game publisher specializing in the Japanese-to-English translation of games and committed to publishing unique, multicultural, high-quality interactive content for all current-generation platforms with its talented staff. Its lineup of games includes the Record of Agarest War series, Zero Escape: 9 Hours, 9 Persons, 9 Doors (Winning “Best Story/Writing” Awards from IGN and Nintendo Power), Zero Escape: Virtue’s Last Reward (2012 GDC Awards “Best Story” Nominee), and the acclaimed BlazBlue fighting game series. More information about Aksys Games and its products can be found on the company’s website, http://www.aksysgames.com.