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Muramasa Rebirth DLC available meow ⊟
"Fishy Tales of the Nekomata," the first of four new DLC episodes for Muramasa Rebirth, is up on PSN now for five bucks. 

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!

Those hordes of cat allies will be available January 22 in Europe.
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Muramasa Rebirth DLC available meow ⊟

"Fishy Tales of the Nekomata," the first of four new DLC episodes for Muramasa Rebirth, is up on PSN now for five bucks. 

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!

Those hordes of cat allies will be available January 22 in Europe.

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Dragon’s Crown patch adds random dungeon ⊟
Wow, Vanillaware keeps tinkering with Dragon’s Crown! A new patch adds a randomly generated dungeon, the Tower of Mirages, with “tens of thousands” of floors. And to keep you interested in tackling those floors, your level cap is bumped from 99 to 255!
Here’s the list of changes, with big stuff bolded:
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[Bug Fixes]
Gameplay stability is improved.
 [New Features]
Clearing the ninth layer in the Labyrinth of Chaos unlocks a new “Ultimate” difficulty level. This difficulty can be selected at the Temple.
When in Ultimate difficulty, a new randomly generated dungeon named the “Tower of Mirages” is added.
Ultimate difficulty raises the level cap from LV 99 to LV 255.
Item shortcuts can now be assigned and used separately by holding L1 and the Up directional button.
Damage values can now be displayed as a running total instead of per-hit.
To help increase player character visibility, characters can be shown with transparencies when they are on top of one another. This feature is available in the Options menu and can be toggled on or off.
Save files that have cleared Story mode can skip the first quests leading to the Talisman collection when creating a new character.
Guild Quests that have already been cleared may now be skipped in subsequent playthroughs.
[Feature Modifications]
Character class skills have received a number of adjustments.
NPC behavior has been adjusted.
Rules and effects regarding equipment, items, and skills in the Colosseum have been adjusted.
Other tuning and minor improvements to various gameplay elements have been made.
Atlus says this is the final planned update, but, like, what if George Kamitani randomly decides to work more on this game. Dude’s been thinking about Dragon’s Crown for a long time. Image by Miso.
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Dragon’s Crown patch adds random dungeon ⊟

Wow, Vanillaware keeps tinkering with Dragon’s Crown! A new patch adds a randomly generated dungeon, the Tower of Mirages, with “tens of thousands” of floors. And to keep you interested in tackling those floors, your level cap is bumped from 99 to 255!

Here’s the list of changes, with big stuff bolded:

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Muramasa Rebirth cat DLC coming to North America in early 2014 ⊟ 
Confirmed! Aksys Games issued a press release with details of the “Fishy Tales of the Nekomata” DLC, coming out for the Vita’s Muramasa Rebirth.

Tasked with taking a prized tea set to the shogun, Okoi and her brother set out on a journey to Edo. However, Okoi’s family’s chief retainer will stop at nothing to retake the tea set from Okoi. What once was a simple courier service mission just got a lot more dangerous!

Okoi uses claws to attack, and can summon her cat Miike. She uses a skill tree to upgrade her claws, instead of forging new blades. And completing her DLC unlocks a boss rush featuring the bosses from the main game.
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Muramasa Rebirth cat DLC coming to North America in early 2014 ⊟

Confirmed! Aksys Games issued a press release with details of the “Fishy Tales of the Nekomata” DLC, coming out for the Vita’s Muramasa Rebirth.

Tasked with taking a prized tea set to the shogun, Okoi and her brother set out on a journey to Edo. However, Okoi’s family’s chief retainer will stop at nothing to retake the tea set from Okoi. What once was a simple courier service mission just got a lot more dangerous!

Okoi uses claws to attack, and can summon her cat Miike. She uses a skill tree to upgrade her claws, instead of forging new blades. And completing her DLC unlocks a boss rush featuring the bosses from the main game.

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Dragon’s Crown stickers!

And you could actually slap these onto your stuff without feeling embarrassed! Illustrator Stacy Lichnock made these and doesn’t appear have them up for sale at the moment, but maybe you could prod into selling them or creating more designs for the other characters.

Atlus is releasing this to PS Vita and PlayStation 3 today! While Tiny Cartridge is a 3DS-focused blog (well, handheld-focused really), JC and I have played Dragon’s Crown a lot lately, so I hope you don’t mind if we spend the day posting a bunch of stuff from the game.

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The mouth-watering cooking minigame in Dragon’s Crown

Maybe it’s because I’m super hungry right now, but I can’t stop thinking about the cooking minigame that pops up every now and then in Dragon’s Crown when you run through multiple dungeons. The way it works, a mess of food pops up, then you and all the other players rush to throw them into pots, stir the recipe, drop it on your dish, and scarf them down for bonuses before a timer runs out.

And god, the things you can make look so tasty. I remember that Vanillaware took plenty of care to make Muramasa's food appear delectable, and the same is true for Dragon’s Crown. Josef took photos of the art book’s pages showing the different meals you can prepare in Dragon’s Crown, and I’ve just been staring at them, wishing there was a restaurant nearby that served some of these recipes.

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Poke pale maidens, brawny men, and goblin cooks in Dragon’s Crown

I don’t know why I’m surprised, given the character designs I’ve seen in this game, but there’s a bit of Love Plus/Doki Doki Majo Shinpan in Dragon’s Crown, in that you can use the touchscreen (or control stick if you’re slumming it on a PlayStation 3) to bother people for a reaction.

It looks like you get the same reaction no matter what area you aim for, so if you’re a total perv about it, that’s mostly on you.

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New Dragon’s Crown trailer prepares you for next week

This is the game that finally managed to pull JC and I away from Animal Crossing: New Leaf a bit (Attack of the Friday Monsters doesn’t count — that was only 2-3 hours long). Expect a lot more discussion from us on this one, leading up to its release in a week.

If you have a choice, I recommend getting this on PS Vita. Yay, portability/playing things in bed.

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Dragon’s Crown was much less busty in 1998
Wow, concept art from when the brawler was supposed to release for the Dreamcast! It’s a far cry from George Kamitani’s exaggerated character designs that will appear in the game shipping for PS Vita and PlayStation 3 in two weeks.
Credit to Elliot Gay for the photo, who grabbed it from the art book included with his Japanese copy of Dragon’s Crown.
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Dragon’s Crown was much less busty in 1998

Wow, concept art from when the brawler was supposed to release for the Dreamcast! It’s a far cry from George Kamitani’s exaggerated character designs that will appear in the game shipping for PS Vita and PlayStation 3 in two weeks.

Credit to Elliot Gay for the photo, who grabbed it from the art book included with his Japanese copy of Dragon’s Crown.

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Dragon’s Crown still looking ridic

Yes, the figures here are grotesque, seemingly designed by the Japanese Robert Crumb, we’ve already talked about that ad nauseam.

What we haven’t discussed is the dancing wizard mouse, the giant Diablo, and this PS Vita game being totally my shit right here. Okay, we might have mentioned that last bit maybe, but I think we’ve reached the point where that topic is more interesting than the usual Boobiewitch comments.

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Dragon’s Crown screens are blowing my mind

The last few minutes have just been a stream of semi-angry IMs to Eric about how crazy great these screens look.

  • "this art my god"
  • "how is this a screenshot"
  • "THIS GAME"

This game looks better every time I see it.

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Why you shouldn’t dump your PS Vita

As worrisome as PS Vita’s future looks at the moment, now’s not the time to throw your system in the bin (in fact, never is the time when you should leave your handheld in the trash). There’s still Dragon’s Crown to think about, after all! Don’t these screenshots look amazing, like a modern day version of the old Dungeons & Dragons arcade games?

And here’s the new Dragon’s Crown trailer from the Vita Heaven event again in case you missed it this morning. There’s no released date for the PS Vita and PlayStation 3 game yet, though. :o/

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Muramasa Reborn on Vita
Muramasa: The Demon Blade, a game you’re no doubt familiar with if you’ve endured our website for any amount of time, will be released on PS Vita in North America by Aksys Games, under the title Muramasa: Rebirth.
The Vita port adds new DLC with four new characters to the original Wii edition, and a new localization by Aksys’s esteemed writers. It’s gonna look so good on that screeeeeeeen.
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Muramasa Reborn on Vita

Muramasa: The Demon Blade, a game you’re no doubt familiar with if you’ve endured our website for any amount of time, will be released on PS Vita in North America by Aksys Games, under the title Muramasa: Rebirth.

The Vita port adds new DLC with four new characters to the original Wii edition, and a new localization by Aksys’s esteemed writers. It’s gonna look so good on that screeeeeeeen.

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