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 avenges the death of her brother using her cat-like claws and demon powers to summon "hordes of cat allies" to battle alongside her. Basically, it's cat DLC.

Fishy Tales of the Nekomata is the first of four Genroku Legends episodes coming this year to Muramasa Rebirth, each starring a different character. This week's episode has two endings and a slew of new bosses for players to paw at. Muramasa Rebirth launched in June 2013 as a PS Vita port of the original Vanillaware-developed Wii game, Muramasa: The Demon Blade. The Fishy Tales of the Nekomata DLC is priced at $4.99 on PSN.
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Muramasa Rebirth's First DLC Drops Today!
"Genroku Legends - Fishy Tales of the Nekomata" Releases in North America Today & Europe on January 22!
January 14, 2014 Torrance, CA - "Fishy Tales of the Nekomata," the first "Genroku Legends" DLC to be released for Muramasa Rebirth, the acclaimed PlayStation®Vita handheld entertainment system action RPG, is available on PlayStation®Network today for North America and January 22 for Europe! Play as Okoi, a girl possessed by the nekomata Miike, battling to avenge Miike's master as you travel through the lands of ancient Japan! Exchange your demon blades for claws and mystic demon powers as you ravage your enemies with Okoi's paws or learn new demon skills and bring forth hordes of cat allies to fight for you!

About "Fishy Tales of the Nekomata"

Okoi and her brother are tasked with delivering her family's prized tea set to the shogun. While on their journey, Okoi's family's chief retainer hatches a plan to steal the tea set, killing Okoi's brother along the way. Swearing to avenge her brother's death and maintain her family's honor, she becomes a cat-demon. Suddenly, Okoi's simple delivery service just got more complicated.

New Fighting System - Unlike Muramasa Rebirth, in "Fishy Tales of the Nekomata" Okoi uses her cat claws and a host of other power weapons to battle her enemies. Learn new skills and new demon arts as you take down anyone who stands in your way.

A New Tail - Set in the world of Muramasa Rebirth, "Fishy Tales of the Nekomata" is a completely new story, with new characters and bosses. Influenced by Japanese mythology, "Fishy Tales of the Nekomata" DLC is a must have for any Muramasa fan. With two endings, "Fishy Tales of the Nekomata" isn't just your normal, run in the mill DLC - it's a whole new experience!

Battle Your Favorite Muramasa Bosses - Take a break from the main story and test your skills against any of the bosses from Muramasa Rebirth!
About "Genroku Legends"

"Genroku Legends" comprises of four tales set in the Muramasa Rebirth universe and are based on Japanese folklore. Each story is unique with each character having his, her, or its own abilities. Put down your demon blades and pick up new weapons and abilities, but beware, the enemies you face are new and fierce. Get ready for an all new adventure!

Muramasa Rebirth and "Fishy Tales of the Nekomata" have been rated Teen (T) by the Entertainment Software Ratings Board. For more information, please visit: http://www.esrb.org/

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, www.aksysgames.com.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.