Developer Vanillaware and publisher Aksys Games are bringing Muramasa Rebirth to the Vita. Muramasa Rebirth is the port of the 2009 Wii game Muramasa: The Demon Blade. In Muramasa, players will take control of two sword wielding characters named Kisuke and Princess Momohime. Kisuke is a young ninja and fugitive who has no memory of the crime he has committed. After escaping his captures, his only desire is to recover his lost memory and acquire the Demon Blade. Princess Momohime has been possessed by the soul of the swordsman Izuna Jinkuro. The spirit forces Princess Momohime to leave her castle so she can reclaim the Demon Blade. Players will take control of either character as they set out across 30 different locals throughout Japan in search of the 108 Demon Blades.
The Swords in Muramasa Rebirth come in two types, Blades (Katana) and Long Blades (Nodachi). Blades have a faster attack speed and higher agility but output less attack damage. Long Blades on the other hand have a slower attack speed but produce greater momentum which creates greater damage. Each sword has its own powerful attack which can easily deplete its Soul Gauge, breaking the sword. Broken swords do less damage but are repaired once the Soul Gauge is replenished.
The Muramasa Rebirth port will come with new features the Wii game didn’t have. It will feature four new playable characters and four new short scenarios that can be acquired as DLC. Muramasa Rebirth was released earlier this year on March 28th in Japan, but there is no word yet on the release date for the North American version. Aksys Games along with console accessory maker Hori are also releasing the Muramasa Rebirth Blessing of Amitabha Collector’s Edition Vita case and gear. The set comes with a Muramasa Rebirth Vita face cover, Vita skin, Lithograph by Vanillaware and velvet pouch.
Stay tuned to Gamer Horizon as we will bring you all the latest news on Muramasa Rebirth as we get closer to its launch.