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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 Choose your playing style (basically Easy and Hard modes).
Muramasa: The Demon Blade Wii A good old overworld map, with an intrinsic Japanese artstyle. As with everything else in this game.
Muramasa: The Demon Blade Wii Main menu.
Muramasa: The Demon Blade Wii Sheating your trusty sword after a well deserved victory.

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

Blend Games Sep 13, 2009 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Nintendojo 2009 9.5 out of 10 95
Gaming Nexus Sep 08, 2009 A- 91 Dec 11, 2009 9 out of 10 90
Lens of Truth Oct 28, 2009 8 out of 10 80
GamesRadar Sep 08, 2009 8 out of 10 80 Oct 11, 2009 7.3 out of 10 73
Destructoid Sep 23, 2009 7 out of 10 70
The A.V. Club Sep 14, 2009 B- 67
Teletext 2009 6 out of 10 60


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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 (2001) added Muramasa: The Demon Blade (Wii) on Feb 18, 2010
    Other platforms contributed by Fred VT (25982) and Michael Cassidy (20702)