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Muramasa Rebirth

New Muramasa Rebirth DLC haunts Vita next week


More action-packed Japanese folklore inbound!
Jul 08
The penultimate entry in Muramasa Rebirth's downloadable Genroku Legends tetralogy will be available in the West next week, Aksys Games announced today. A Spirited Seven Nights’ Haunting follows a ninja on the run ... read
French Bread fighter

Arc System Works fighter Under Night In-Birth coming to PS3 in 2015


Melty Blood dev French Bread getting its crazy anime fighter out and available
Jul 08
Aksys Games is bringing Melty Blood developer French Bread's Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late to PlayStation 3 in 2015. Guilty Gear studio Arc System Works published the fighting game in Japan earlier this year. "Under Nig... read
Tokyo Twilight

Tell us how you really feel: Tokyo Twilight Ghost Hunters headed for North America


Who ya gonna call?
Jul 05
Aksys Games has seen fit to grace us with a North American release of Arc System Works' Tokyo Twilight Ghost Hunters, a delightfully strange visual novel that looks quite intriguing. Nobuo Uematsu is responsible for the musi... read
XBlaze Code: Embryo

XBlaze Code: Embryo is the BlazBlue game you didn't know you wanted


Visual novels are love
Jun 26
Can't get enough BlazBlue? Check out XBlaze Code: Embryo, something completely different. Arc System Works' visual novel follows Touya Kagari as he finds himself entangled within a network of secretive organizations and a gag... read
EVO money

Arc System Works, Aksys add $30k to BlazBlue EVO 2014 pot


Guilty Gear Xrd -SIGN- playable, if I was BlazGreen I would die
Jun 24
I had a pretty nice EVO 2013 at the live streaming get together we here are Destructoid threw in a San Francisco bar. Meanwhile, contestants (as opposed to us novice drunks) are in store for an even nicer EVO 2014 as Arc... read
Persona-like

Hope you don't mind: Mind Zero now available on Vita


Persona-like
May 27
Mind Zero is a dungeon crawler wherein high schoolers with mind powers battle against a seedy government, alternating between the real and spirit world. And it's out today in North America, physical and digital, and will be out in Europe right after, exclusively as a digital title. read
Muramasa DLC discount

Hot deal: Muramasa Rebirth DLC discounted on PSN


Both Genroku Legends available for $2.49 apiece
May 20
Aksys Games has some nice deals on PlayStation Vita this week, with both episodes of Muramasa Rebirth's Genroku Legends downloadable content available for a song. A Cause to Diakon For and Fishy Tales of the Ne... read
BlazBlue Visual Novel

BlazBlue spin-off gets a trailer, demo out on PSN


XBlaze: Code Embryo hits PS3 and Vita in full next month
May 15
Have you ever wondered what BlazBlue would be like if Arc System Works removed all the fighting game bits? Probably not. But, on the off chance you're interested in finding out, the brand-new demo for XBlaze: ... read
XBlaze Code: Embryo

BlazBlue visual novel gets a demo for PS3, Vita this week


Take XBlaze Code: Embryo for a spin this Tuesday!
May 11
XBlaze Code: Embryo, a visual novel set in the BlazBlue universe, is coming to North America for both PlayStation 3 and Vita on June 24. Until then, Asksys Games is hoping to whet your appetite with a demo version. That'll be... read
Fighting Games

Arcana Heart 3: Love Max strikes PS3, Vita this fall in North America


'Bash the cute out of each other'
Apr 30
Arcana Heart 3: Love Max is air-dashing its way to PlayStation 3 and Vita in North America this autumn, Aksys Games has announced.  The all-girl fighting game from Examu and Arc System Works is an enhanced version of the... read
BlazBlue Vita

BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma gets an official Vita release date


June 24th
Apr 14
BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma has arrived on the PlayStation 3, but we were waiting on a Vita release date for what seems like forever. Until this week that is, when publisher Aksys Games announced that the Vita port will arrive... read
Mind Zero

Mind Zero crawling to PlayStation Vita next month


Persona-like RPG hitting North America and Europe in late May
Mar 28
Get ready to go crazy, because Mind Zero is coming west next month. The PlayStation Vita dungeon crawler will debut as physical and retail release in North America on May 27 before making its way to Europe exclusively via do... read
Not a game

999: The Novel is a Choose Your Own Adventure book


Should have charged nine dollars
Mar 17
What really is a game, anyway? This is a question that bothers a lot of insecure people with insignificant things to argue about. Actually, when 999 came out on iOS in Japan we learned it had removed the "escape the room" puz... read
999: The Novel

999: The Novel is coming to iOS


On March 17th for $4.99
Mar 11
Aksys Games is bringing the DS game 999: 9 Hours, 9 Persons, 9 Doors to life in the form of a visual novel on iOS.  It's set to drop on March 17th and priced at $4.99 -- since it is interactive, you'll have some choices,... read
Muramasa DLC

Muramasa Rebirth's second DLC is out next week


'Genroku Legends – A Cause to Daikon For'
Feb 20
Muramasa Rebirth is getting its second DLC campaign next week, and it's the most interesting one yet. It features Gonbe, a widowed farmer, and his grass roots rebellion against his lord. He has a sickle, bamboo spe... read
I'm still hungry
With the amount of role-playing adventures I’ve journeyed through in my life that culminate in apocalyptic showdowns, I’m a little tired. Save the world, rinse, and repeat. It’s so rare that a Japanese RPG d... read feature

Muramasa DLC

Muramasa's Uprising of the Oone Resistance DLC detailed


Starring Gonbei
Jan 16
Muramasa: Rebirth is set to have four side stories arrive in the form of DLC, and they all seem to be pretty meaty diversions. America just got its first, The Fishy Tales of Nekomata, and the second has just dropped in ... read
Meow-velous
Muramasa Rebirth is a fine upgrade to the original game, but there was one thing that didn't sit right with me. For whatever reason, someone decided to take the only new content that was created for the game (four new ch... read feature

Muramasa Rebirth

Muramasa Rebirth gets a trailer for its second DLC


He's a farmer who attacks enemies with his tools
Jan 09
Muramasa Rebirth was re-released on the PlayStation Vita, and not only does it look great, but it plays great as well. Four DLCs await us in turn with new characters and tales, the second of which can be previewed above by w... read
Aksys' Magus

Umm, Aksys has a short teaser for PS3 exclusive Magus


'More than a man'
Nov 20
Aksys has released an incredibly brief teaser trailer for its upcoming action game Magus, co-developed by Black Tower. I mean brief. There are more logos than footage. Magus is headed exclusively to PS3 early 2014. In it, yo... read
Vanillaware

Muramasa Rebirth transports DLC westward early next year


Meow
Nov 01
Muramasa Rebirth's long-awaited Genroku Legends downloadable add-ons will finally make their way to North America in early 2014, Aksys Games has announced. The supplementary content for Vanillaware's PlayStation Vita action ... read
PS Vita

Aksys looks to curry favor with new Sorcery Saga trailer


Hot and spicy, everything nicely
Oct 12
Aksys Games' upcoming roguelike dungeon crawler certainly seems good-humored. In Sorcery Saga: Curse of the Great Curry God, an adventurous young chef sets out on a quest to save a local restaurant by whipping up t... read
Aksys 3DS and Vita sale

Aksys throwing a sale on 3DS and Vita digital shops


Save big bucks on Virtue's Last Reward, Muramasa, BIT.TRIP, and BlazBlue
Aug 22
Atlus isn't the only company ringing in the start of a new school year. Aksys Games is also so pleased that all the little brats are sweating in a classroom where they belong that it decided to place a number of games on the ... read
Otome Games

Sweet Fuse: At Your Side hits PSP in August


Otome game starring Keiji Inafune's niece drops later this summer
Jul 26
Sweet Fuse: At Your Side will arrive on August 27, Aksys Games has announced. In addition to being among the last games join the PlayStation Portable's library, the title's release marks something of a rarity, as otome visual... read
PS Vita

Aksys to publish PS Vita roguelike about cooking curry


Deliciously bizarre
Jul 07
Aksys Games announced its next project at Anime Expo in Los Angeles earlier this weekend and it certainly sounds strange. The Muramasa Rebirth publisher has acquired the license to localize the hilariously named So... read
A slightly sharper blade
Muramasa: The Demon Blade was probably Vanillaware's most uneven game. Alongside of the expected spectacular visuals, a beautiful soundtrack, and surprisingly simple yet enjoyable combat system, came a fairly uninteresting st... read feature

Muramasa Rebirth Vita

Muramasa is reborn on the PlayStation Vita this week


I can't get enough Vanillaware
Jun 26
Although Muramasa wasn't my favorite Vanillaware game, it still had the signature style of the developer, and ultimately was an enjoyable experience. It looks like I'll be giving it one more shot this week on the Vita, in th... read
PS Plus Update

Zero Escape: Virtue's Last Reward goes free via PS Plus


Sony rolls out another set of deals for its premium service
Jun 24
Zero Escape: Virtue's Last Reward headlines this week's PlayStation Plus update. The follow-up to 999: Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors joins Sony's Instant Game Collection today as a free download on PlayStation Vita for... read

Save big time on a bunch of Bit.Trip games on Steam


Up to 75% off in savings for two weeks
May 10
Gaijin Games has a huge sale going on right now on a bunch of the Bit.Trip games over on Steam. Bit.Trip Collection (Bit.Trip Beat, Runner, Core, and Void) is going for $11.98, and that includes the soundtracks for each game.... read

Slice all the things in this Muramasa Rebirth trailer


Plus the song is pretty badass
May 09
Muramasa is gorgeous, this we know. It's still always a delight to see the game in action though, as is the case with this latest gameplay trailer for Muramasa Rebirth. Not much longer till the release! Rebirth will be out o... read
Muramasa Rebirth

Muramasa Rebirth out on June 25 for the Vita


Collector's Edition also announced
Apr 10
Muramasa Rebirth is an amazing experience that plays great on the Vita. And now we know the game will be out on June 25 for the PlayStation handheld. What's that? You want more? Lucky for you, Aksys Games has a Collector's Ed... read
Muramasa Rebirth

Check out Muramasa Rebirth's improved translation


Compare these screens from both Wii and Vita versions
Apr 06
Muramasa Rebirth, the Vita port of 2009's Muramasa: The Demon Blade for Wii, is more than just a simple up-res. As noted in Steven Hansen's recent preview, publisher Aksys Games has re-translated the game, resulting in a much... read






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