Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Aksys Games

Muramasa Rebirth announced for PS Vita

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The PS Vita will be receiving an enhanced port of the Wii action title Muramasa: The Demon Blade, titled Muramasa Rebirth, courtesy of Aksys Games. The studio announced that Rebirth will include high-resolution graphics, improved controls, and surprisingly, a complete relocalization. The story will follow the original, with possessed princess Momohime and ninja Kisuke searching the world for powerful demon blades. However, Aksys is also planning on extending the adventure with character DLC that will add up to four additional scenarios.

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PlayStation Vita News

Aksys continues the BlazBlue celebrations with two new contests

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Aksys is celebrating three years of BlazBlue in the US with three contests, and they have just announced that the final two are now live. The first, which took place back in August, was all about finding the biggest fan, while the second looks for a bit of creativity and the third a bit of promotion. Caption the Blue challenges contestants to come up with a witty caption, while All Eyes on the Azure is all about spreading word about this weekend’s Northeast Championships XIII in Philadelphia, PA.

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Contests, PlayStation 3 News, Xbox 360 News

Ragnarok Tactics now available in stores, PSN for PSP and PS Vita

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GungHo’s strategy-RPG Ragnarok Tactics is now available for the PSP and PS Vita. Set in the Ragnarok universe, Tactics, published by Aksys Games, follows a hero in the midst of a renewed conflict over the hotly contested Grantria Peninsula as multiple factions vie for control.

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PlayStation Portable News, PlayStation Vita News

Hakuoki: Warriors of the Shinsengumi announced for PSP

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It seems that the PSP still has some life left in it. Aksys Games has announced a follow-up to last year’s Hakuoki: Demon of the Fleeting Blossom, Hakuoki: Warriors of the Shinsengumi. The hack-and-slash action title from developer Idea Factory features Saito and the rest of the main characters battling through an alternate storyline that will see them strike out on a new path or relive past exploits. The six warriors will also now be able to engage a Fury Mode, a state of pure rage that can clear out hordes of enemies but also lead to a bad ending if abused.

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PlayStation Portable News

Record of Agarest War 2 launches for PS3 in stores, on PSN

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The latest in the Record of the Agarest War saga is now available in stores and online with the launch of Record of Agarest War 2 for PS3. The strategy-RPG, co-developed by Idea Factory, Compile Heart, and Red, and localized by Aksys Games, is available on PSN as well as a Standard Edition and Limited Edition in retail.

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PlayStation 3 News

Aksys announces, details Record of Agarest War 2 Limited Edition

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PlayStation 3 gamers looking to scratch that strategy-RPG itch will be able to get their fix soon, courtesy of Aksys Games and Record of Agarest War 2. Not only that, but the company is looking to make an impression with a Limited Edition version that includes an array of unique extras, including an inflatable doll of Felenne, compressed 8 x 12″ hand towel*, and artbook.

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PlayStation 3 News

Rising Star Games signs distribution agreement with Aksys Games

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Rising Star Games, the European publisher who just opened a brand-new office in our part of the world, has announced that they have reached a distribution deal with Aksys Games. Aksys, known for publishing the hit BlazBlue fighter series and surreal Bit.Trip series, will offer sales and logistics support as Rising Star rolls out their 2012 line-up. Their first collaborative effort will be Cave’s upcoming 360 shooter Akai Katana.

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News, Xbox 360 News

Bit.Trip Complete beeps, boops, blasts onto Wii

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The 3DS isn’t the only system to feel the force of CommanderVideo today as Bit.Trip has also found its way to the Wii with Bit.Trip Complete. Complete includes all six releases (Beat, Core, Void, Runner, Fate, and Flux) and a plethora of extras.

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Wii News

Entire Bit.Trip series now available on 3DS with Bit.Trip Saga

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The Bit.Trip series has hit the 3DS today with the all-in-one Bit.Trip Saga. Saga, people. It’s that serious.

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3DS

Fate/Extra coming to North America

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The new role-playing game based off of Fate/stay night, Imageepoch and Type-Moon’s Fate/Extra, will be arriving in North American on 11/1/11. Fate/Extra includes new characters as well as old favorites, a new scenario, and “a grand story of destruction, absolution, and deep insight into what it truly means to be human.”

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PlayStation Portable News