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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 Our dude is also a curious little bugger.
Muramasa: The Demon Blade Wii Protective barrier won't let you access the item yet.
Muramasa: The Demon Blade Wii Sheating your trusty sword after a well deserved victory.
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.

Promo Images

Muramasa: The Demon Blade Screenshot
Muramasa: The Demon Blade Screenshot
Muramasa: The Demon Blade Screenshot
Muramasa: The Demon Blade Screenshot

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

1UP Wii Sep 08, 2009 A- 91
Gaming Age Wii Sep 11, 2009 A- 91
Retroage Wii Aug 30, 2012 8.7 out of 10 87
Game Revolution Wii Sep 11, 2009 B+ 83
Thunderbolt Games Wii Dec 19, 2009 8 out of 10 80
Gemakei (formerly Zentendo) Wii Sep 09, 2009 8 out of 10 80
Nintendo Life Wii Sep 21, 2009 8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars 80
Eurogamer.net (UK) Wii Jun 16, 2009 7 out of 10 70
Destructoid Wii Sep 23, 2009 7 out of 10 70
Anime News Network PS Vita Aug 26, 2014 B- 67

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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)

  • Contributed to by Fred VT (27053), Michael Cassidy (19504) and Guy Chapman (2002)