Muramasa Rebirth’s Farmer Uprising DLC Episode Detailed

By Spencer . January 16, 2014 . 2:19am

mdlc-05 Aksys just released the first downloadable episode for Muramasa Rebirth in North America. Japan is on the second, Uprising of the Oone Resistance, where you play as a country bumpkin called Gonbei. That’s a pun because “gonbei” also means country folk.

mdlc-01 mdlc-02 mdlc-04 mdlc-03   Gonbei is said to be the most hardworking person in the village. He tends to rice and daikon crops. Last year, an epidemic claimed his wife’s life and Gonbei has been living a solitary life ever since. However, his wife Otae isn’t gone. She couldn’t stand to be separated from Gonbei even after death and is in the game as a ghost. Otae appears to help Gonbei by picking him up and she can attack enemies.

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  Gonbei fights with farmer tools. His three weapons are a hoe, bamboo spear, and a sickle normally used to hack rice. In Muramasa Rebirth, the sickle is a throwing weapon.   Vanillaware added a twist to the battle system. Tagosaku, your childhood friend who is the village idiot, and Moheji, the strongest dude in the village, will fight with you if the battle attack gauge is shining.

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  Players can level Gonbei’s weapons up and there is a boss rush mode where Gonbei fights the bosses from the original Muramasa Rebirth story. Clear this and you’ll see a different ending.

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  • Duo Maxwell

    The most faithful wife.

    • Espoir

      People would kill to have someone like her.

  • Juan Manuel M. Suárez

    These DLCs are shaping up to be amazing~.

  • Ping92

    Wow throwing weapon, awesome!

  • z_merquise

    Thanks for the details on this one! The 1st DLC (Nekomata) is really good and had lot’s of new content for a DLC. I hope the wait for the English version for this won’t be long.

    I wonder if this one is inspired from an old arcade/Famicom game, Ikki. It’s also about farmers revolting against a feudal lord. The main character there was even named Gonbe while character for player was Tago.

    Another interesting bit here is that the ghost girl Otae is voiced by Saki Fujita who provide the base voice for Hatsune Miku.

  • DigiWing

    I’m really liking the effort behind these DLC. I haven’t gotten the Nekomata one yet because I’m still going through Fury mode, but I’m excited :D

  • Göran Isacson

    Farmer weapons is a pretty cool idea, though doesn’t Moheji have a log he fights with? Coulda sworn he has… also he’s got some thin arms for being the strongest guy in the village.

  • fairysun

    To have a main character that is an ordinary villager with no distinguish feature or beautiful face/body is refreshing. This is a challenge for developer because the gameplay/story needs to be good otherwise people won’t buy the DLC.

    • MaximDualBlade

      Exactly this. I thought this would be the worst one because he was a farmer. I saw the trailer for this guy and I don’t know how they can top it XD I hope we get it really soon too

  • Hector Velar

    I need Vita TV to play this on big screen big time :(

  • tubers

    Really hope this game gets a sequel :)

    • MaximDualBlade

      Storywise I don’t think so. This dlc is like the “sequel”. If you mean a game with beautiful art and gameplay like this but evolved, then maybe it’s probable. I want a new vanillaware game!

  • Arcana Drill

    Woaw, he had a really cute wife, and knowing their relationship makes the trailer even more exciting!

  • Chim_era

    I heard the first DLC was really good. Better than you could normally expect from a DLC. I hope I can purchase the game soon. I’m really struggeling to find a budget for all my games :p

    I just hope the vita will keep getting games like this. The vita may not be that popular at the moment but it is one hell of a machine with some serieus good games. I hope the PS4 will bring new fans to the system.

  • Bob Obb

    I’d like to play all this DLC but I’ll never support the practice. Hopefully there’s a complete version of the game for sale one day

    • lozffvii

      So you decided to post on a topic about DLC for a specific game just to say how you don’t like any DLC.

      >Not certain if troll or just dumb.

  • SlickRoach

    His wife was/is quite the looker. Dat asstral projection tho…

    • Xerain

      Great pun, but it can be taken so much worse than you intended…

  • Lalum

    Nice ghost butt.

  • Ric Vazquez

    Muramasa Rebirth’s DLC are turning out awesome

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