Farmers fight the power in second Muramasa Rebirth DLC

The second downloadable addition for PlayStation-exclusive 2D action game Muramasa Rebirth has been unveiled, and instead of more samurai combat, players are thrust into the role of a lowly dirt farmer.

Entitled Genroku Legends – A Cause to Daikon For, the DLC casts players as Gonbe, a widowed farmer who grows weary of the local lord taxing his village to death. Instead of instituting democratic elections, Gonbe opts to solve things the old-fashioned way. Unfortunately for this assault, Gonbe isn't much of a trained warrior so the weapons he carries with him into battle are repurposed farm implements.

Genroku Legends - A Cause to Daikon For is slated for release on the North American PlayStation Network Store come February 25. A European release will follow the next day. Aksys has yet to announce a price point for this DLC offering.
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Muramasa Rebirth 2nd DLC Coming Next Week!
February 19, 2014 Torrance, CA – Aksys Games is pleased to announce that the second DLC for Muramasa Rebirth, entitled "Genroku Legends – A Cause to Daikon For," will be released on PlayStation®Network for the PlayStation®Vita handheld entertainment system on February 25th in North America and February 26th in Europe. Based in the same universe as Muramasa Rebirth, "Genroku Legends – A Cause to Daikon For" tells the tale of Gonbe, a widowed farmer, as he leads a rebellion against a negligent lord. Put your swords down and pick up the and get ready to plow down enemies that stand in your way!

About "A Cause to Daikon For"

Villages are starving and heavy taxes crush the populace, so Gonbe decides to join a farmer's rebellion against Governor Hatono. After taking up with this motley crew, Gonbe receives a visit from his dead wife, asking him to join her in the afterlife instead. However, the honorable farmer chooses to fulfill his promise to the rebels and, with the help of his ghostly wife, sets out on a journey to stop the ruthless governor!

Hoes, Bamboo Sticks, and a Ghost! – With hoe in hand and a host of other farming tools-turned-weapons, Gonbe can attack near or far! He can even call on his farming buddies to help out in a pinch, or have his ghostly wife "lift" him out of difficult situations.

New Bosses and Characters – "A Cause to Daikon For" has a host of new bosses and enemies that Gonbe will come across. He'll need all his strength and cunning to fend off Governor Hatono's forces.

Challenges Galore! – Take Gonbe into Momohime and Kisuke's world to battle bosses like the Dragon God! Will Gonbe and his wife stand a chance?

Muramasa Rebirth "Genroku Legends – A Cause to Daikon For" is available on PlayStation®Network for the PlayStation(r)Vita handheld entertainment system.

Muramasa Rebirth "Genroku Legends – A Cause to Daikon For" is rated Teen (T) by the Entertainment Software Ratings Board. For more information, visit
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), the acclaimed BlazBlue fighting game series, and Muramasa Rebirth. More information about Aksys Games and its products can be found on the company's website,

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