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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 And now it's purple-goo-shooting-frog time!
Muramasa: The Demon Blade Wii That comment pretty much states how old YOU are...
Muramasa: The Demon Blade Wii Sometimes it's really hard to tell what's going on. But basically, there are enemies, and you gotta defeat them. So just do it.
Muramasa: The Demon Blade Wii You can start by choosing one of two stories.

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

Gamervision Wii Sep 16, 2009 9 out of 10 90
GamePro (US) Wii Sep 08, 2009 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Retroage Wii Aug 30, 2012 8.7 out of 10 87
GamingTrend Wii 2009 87 out of 100 87
Hardcore Gamer Magazine PS Vita Jun 25, 2013 4 out of 5 80
Gamekult Wii Nov 12, 2009 8 out of 10 80
Cheat Code Central Wii 2009 3.9 out of 5 78
Game Informer Magazine Wii Sep 27, 2009 7.75 out of 10 78
Game Shark Wii Sep 09, 2009 B 75
GameSpy Wii Sep 08, 2009 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70

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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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