Last week, it?s been known that the third DLC for Muramasa Rebirth will come to gamers in Japan on July 10. Fortunately, the west is not too far behind as the game?s newest expansion will arrive to North America and Europe on July 15 and July 16, respectively.
Muramasa Rebirth is a PlayStation Vita port released in Japan on March 2013. It is based on the action role-playing game (RPG) called ?Muramasa: The Demon Blade.? This game is known in Japan as ?Oboromuramasais? and is developed by Vanillaware. This Japanese RPG (or JRPG) is published by Marvelous Entertainment in Japan, Ignition Entertainment in North America, and Rising Star Games in Europe.
The DLC, titled ?A Spirited Seven Night?s Haunting,? was announced by Aksys during this week?s Anime Expo held at the Los Angeles Convention Center. This new expansion will put emphasis on Arashimaru, a kusarigama-wielding, black-haired ninja. Kusarigama is essentially a sickle attached on a chain. Apart from weapons such as a kunai and firecracker-like projectiles, Arashimaru is apparently able to summon a white serpent called Shirohebi, as seen in the new trailer released by Marvelous (see below). Similar to other new characters Momohime and Kisuke, Arashimaru is expected to play differently, something that will certainly expand the gameplay of Murasama Rebirth.
For those who have not played the game yet, or just wondering about the story behind it, here is how the developers describe the plot of Muramasa Rebirth:
“It is the Genroku period of Japanese history, during the reign of the shogun Tsunayoshi Tokugawa, that a demonic presence threatens to destroy the peace and prosperity of the country. As the hate, greed, doubt, and malice of those contending for the possession of one of the cursed Muramasa blades builds, goblins, monsters, and other creatures of evil begin to appear throughout the nation. Such is the chaos that even the king of the dragons and the gods themselves are forced to intercede. What fate awaits those doomed to wield the mightiest of the Demon Blades?”
The game is already available for all PlayStation Vita owners in all regions. Though the price of this new DLC for Murasama Rebirth is not divulged yet, all previous DLCs were sold at ?$ 4.99 each so that almost certainly gives us an idea of the price range. Furthermore, one last piece of DLC is expected to come to Muramasa Rebirth as the game was originally announced to have a four-part ?Genroku Legends? set of expansions.
Check out Marvelous? latest Muramasa Rebirth trailer here:
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