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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.


Muramasa: The Demon Blade Wii Just be careful of those giant shurikens and everything will go accordingly. Smack him in the face.
Muramasa: The Demon Blade Wii The guy whose feet you should kiss, for providing you with such awesome weaponry.
Muramasa: The Demon Blade Wii They might have the numbers, but as long as you got the skill...
Muramasa: The Demon Blade Wii Say hi to nice village people.

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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

Cubed3 Feb 21, 2010 9 out of 10 90
Gamernode Sep 10, 2009 9 out of 10 90
GamingTrend 2009 87 out of 100 87
Official Nintendo Magazine Nov 27, 2009 85 out of 100 85
GameTrailers Sep 09, 2009 8.3 out of 10 83
Game Revolution Sep 11, 2009 B+ 83 Oct 08, 2010 8 out of 10 80
Game Informer Magazine Sep 27, 2009 7.75 out of 10 78 Dec 08, 2009 7 out of 10 70
The A.V. Club Sep 14, 2009 B- 67


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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.


  • 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)

  • Guy Chapman (2002) added Muramasa: The Demon Blade (Wii) on Feb 18, 2010
    Other platforms contributed by Fred VT (27052) and Michael Cassidy (20647)