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Muramasa: The Demon Blade

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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.

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Alternate Titles

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

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The Press Says

Blend Games Wii Sep 13, 2009 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Eurogamer.pt Wii Dec 11, 2009 9 out of 10 90
Cubed3 Wii Feb 21, 2010 9 out of 10 90
GamingTrend Wii 2009 87 out of 100 87
RPGFan Wii Sep 21, 2009 86 out of 100 86
Da Gameboyz Wii 2009 8.5 out of 10 85
XGN Wii Oct 24, 2009 8.2 out of 10 82
Extreme Gamer Wii Sep 19, 2009 8 out of 10 80
411mania.com Wii Oct 11, 2009 7.3 out of 10 73
The A.V. Club Wii Sep 14, 2009 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)

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