Play Muramasa Rebirth As A Catgirl And Then A Cat

By Spencer . October 31, 2013 . 12:58am


Muramasa Rebirth will get four extra storylines with brand new bosses, enemies, and playable characters. The first episode is a revenge story with a bakeneko (a cat youkai) named Okoi as a playable character. Instead of using blades, Okoi uses her claws. Players have three attack styles and one of them puts you in control of a tortoiseshell cat. If playing Muramasa Rebirth as a cat wasn’t awesome enough – one of the cat’s special moves is making it rain cats.


okoi mike

Okoi & Mike



Otoroshi, an eerie youkai that sits on top of temples looking for people with evil intentions to drop on, is one of the new enemies.


Mitsumenyudo is a monk with three eyes and a long stretchy neck.



Tsukamioni is a gigantic oni that’s so big you can’t see its whole body. A hand extends from dark black clouds and catches characters.


The first Muramasa Rebirth episode comes out on November 7. Aksys said they would release the DLC episodes in the West, but have not announced a release date for the extra content.

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  • “one of the cat’s special moves is making it rain cats.”

    Sold, tell me where to point my money at.

    • Shady Shariest

      I’ve tried the CD-player… Doesn’t seem to work :/

      • MXC

        Did you try the USB Port?

        • Ferrick

          or the flopp..oh wait those doesn’t exist in current gen computers anymore

          • ShadowDivz

            My friend doesnt even know what a floppy disk is.

        • Shady Shariest

          Hmhm…Bad news, printer doesn’t work ;(

  • XypherCode

    Year of cats! *Looks at SM3DW* :))
    Can’t wait for this!

  • Go2hell66

    from all the stages/bosses shown in the trailer it looks like the dlc will be pretty lengthy

    • Billy Kostyra

      and not Free : (

      • AkuLord3

        Yeah why support all the new things they added. New character with slighty different gameplay and weapons, new story, new bosses and new music. HOW DARE THEY MAKE IT NOT FREE!!! those bastards : p

  • cyberkinghardy

    Do they have assorted weapons like the 2 original characters?

    • The original announcements a while back said that the dlc characters would have their own weapon paths separate from the swords.

      • cyberkinghardy

        ohh catpaws can vary huh..

  • TheExile285

    Oh goodness, I can’t wait for this!

  • Alexander Aubert


  • Damn. Now i have to decide wether i want a vita or wait for the vita tv.

  • Ryujin

    That one shinobi is the DLC character I look forward to the most, but a cat is fine too.

    • X_Bacon

      Came here to see this joke. Was not disappointed.

      • Ryujin

        Glad to have been of service, I suppose? :P

  • Lucky Dan

    feel like im watching mononoke, with the exocrist

  • z_merquise

    No wonder it took a while for Vanillaware to show these after the first reveal.

    It’s nice that they did made all-new bosses for the DLCs. I guess each DLC characters had unique boss fights.

  • “I say nyao…”

  • leingod

    Playing as a catgirl? Awesome. Kicking ass as a cat? AWESOMER. I’m really looking forward to these extra episodes, hope they release them soon on the west.

  • ChiffonCake

    That music.

  • Naux

    Wow, I am so hyped for this. Thought the DLC characters were just small side story thingies, but new bosses and that moveset looks quite fun.

  • Seems like her human form plays exactly like Momohime and Kisuke and her cat form plays slightly differently but with projectiles.
    The first weapon makes her a human, the second a cat and the third… uhm we see only a glimpse of it but it looks like a bunch of cats?
    I’m cautiously interested in this. Not a huge fan of Muramasa playstyle and I’ve definitely had my fill of Momohime/Kisuke style gameplay so if this doesn’t play differently enough I’ll just skip.

  • neocatzon

    Glory days from ancient Japan cat. Space age cat approves.

  • MrRobbyM

    This has to be some of the best DLC for a game ever

  • This DLC is so sold lol. Dat music, and dat cat. Meow =^_^=

  • Onizuka Gio Hikari

    Good to see one of my favorite games getting such support this looks way better than I expected!

  • Scissors

    Can I immediately play as her or do I have to beat the game first? Already beat it with the boy and the girl on Wii, but if I can jump in and only play as the cat girl I’ll double dip on Vita.

    • X_Bacon

      I’d suppose you can, since the DLC is not related to the story (not directly, at least).

  • Raoni Marques

    Looking AWESOME! Can’t wait to play as the other Ninja kid or the girl with the Axe

  • Aristides


  • KuroNathan

    Samurai cat? FUCK YEAH!

    • Go2hell66

      samurai pizza cat!

      • MrTyrant

        Damn! I liked that show!

  • Ouch My Head Said Dionysus

    Make it rain

  • Ace Esper

    Hot damn, I need a Vita!

  • Luis Ibal

    daaaamn i need a vita like… NOW!

  • Arcana Wiz

    NEKO!!! finally i’ll play as a catgirl! and she looks so coll when she turns into a demon….it appears that she is a boss.

  • AkuLord3

    Oh the Cats, Oh the Music, Oh the gameplay, Oh Vita, i’m happy i brought you~ and Vanillaware….you’re too good for me <33

  • easter

    Inb4 “nobody’s making you buy it,” but I still feel this could’ve been in the Rebirth edition from the start. Yeah it wasn’t completed then, they never promised it would be in it, etc. I’m not against buying this, quite the contrary; I’ll be picking it up as soon as available.

    I mean, when you have such excellent re-releases like P4G, anything that doesn’t have all that new content just… smacks existing players in the face a little. And I haven’t even played the original Wii version.

    Call it being spoiled by GotY-like releases but it would’ve been a nice gesture. I guess what I’m saying is: wish they’d have held off on releasing Rebirth until it was all done. Hell, charge $49.99 for it instead of $39.99 to offset extra development costs.

    When the game’s this old, and it was a cult hit on a system not known for being a “hardcore” console, and you’re now putting it on a somewhat niche portable, a couple more months of wait time aren’t going to hurt.

    I just like complete things in one tidy package :(

    • Go2hell66

      the fact its only coming out almost a year after the game released probably means there’s no way they could have included it when the game launched

  • 栗場 江理久

    I wonder what the name of this song is D: I like it a lot~ was there a soundtrack with the pre-order of this? I don’t remember…

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