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Description

Muramasa: The Demon Blade is a 2D side-scrolling action game with light RPG elements. The game focuses on two protagonists: Kisuke, a young, male ninja who has lost his memory, and Momohime, a princess that fights demon possession against a spirit named Jinkuro, who has stolen her body to fight his own personal war. Though the character's stories are separate, there are times that their paths cross.

Players traverse the countryside, caves, villages and forests to complete their quests, level up, and collect swords (108 total). Players can utilize three swords at a time, as continual use or strong enemy attacks will break weapons until they have a chance to recover after a battle. Along the way, Kisuke and Momohime will travel multiple paths to reach various destinations around the game's world (similar to other branching level side-scrollers), find secret areas for special items, forge swords, learn how to cook foods for energy, and fight huge bosses in their personal quests.

The PS Vita version is a port of the Wii game. It has HD graphics, enhanced button mapping, a redone localization and trophies. In addition it is extended by four pieces of DLC released afterwards. Together they form Genroku Legends, a series of stories set in the game's universe. The pieces of DLC further the storyline, and introduce a new fighting style and bosses.

Screenshots

Muramasa: The Demon Blade Wii He can also use his special move to...
Muramasa: The Demon Blade Wii Protective barrier won't let you access the item yet.
Muramasa: The Demon Blade Wii Slash slash slash. That's what you're REALLY good at.
Muramasa: The Demon Blade Wii Those random people walking in the background made me giggle. Even though they do add an extra layer to the game.

Alternate Titles

  • "朧村正" -- Japanese Wii spelling
  • "Muramasa Rebirth" -- PS Vita title
  • "Muramasa: La Spada Demoniaca" -- Italian Wii title

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Critic Reviews

Gamernode Wii Sep 10, 2009 9 out of 10 90
Cubed3 Wii Feb 21, 2010 9 out of 10 90
Meristation Wii Nov 12, 2009 8.5 out of 10 85
Da Gameboyz Wii 2009 8.5 out of 10 85
Spazio Games Wii Nov 24, 2009 8.3 out of 10 83
Nintendo Life Wii Sep 21, 2009 8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars 80
Gemakei (formerly Zentendo) Wii Sep 09, 2009 8 out of 10 80
Game Informer Magazine Wii Sep 27, 2009 7.75 out of 10 78
Anime News Network PS Vita Aug 26, 2014 B- 67
Game Critics Wii Sep 22, 2009 3 out of 10 30

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Trivia

1001 Video Games

The Wii version of Muramasa: The Demon Blade appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.

Awards

  • 4Players
    • 2009 – Best Art Design of the Year
  • Gamespot
    • 2009 - Best Graphics, Artistic (Editor Choice Awards)
  • Gamespy
    • 2009 - The Prettiest Game Award (Game of the Year Awards)

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