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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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Muramasa: The Demon Blade Wii That comment pretty much states how old YOU are...
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Muramasa: The Demon Blade Wii Go into every house you can, there's usually items to be had.
Muramasa: The Demon Blade Wii The character art can't be overlooked in this game. It is just phenomenal.

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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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Critic Reviews

Blend Games Sep 13, 2009 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Vandal Online Dec 31, 2009 9.2 out of 10 92
GameZone Sep 08, 2009 9 out of 10 90
Cubed3 Feb 21, 2010 9 out of 10 90
Gamernode Sep 10, 2009 9 out of 10 90
Spazio Games Nov 24, 2009 8.3 out of 10 83
GameTrailers Sep 09, 2009 8.3 out of 10 83
Game Revolution Sep 11, 2009 B+ 83
Nintendo Life Sep 21, 2009 8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars 80
Eurogamer.it Nov 12, 2009 7 out of 10 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)

  • Guy Chapman (1742) added Muramasa: The Demon Blade (Wii) on Feb 18, 2010
    Other platforms contributed by Fred VT (25815) and Michael Cassidy (17478)