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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 Fine. I WON'T.
Muramasa: The Demon Blade Wii Breaking your own swords is NEVER a good sign. But hey, we know one of the most famous smiths ever, so we're fine.
Muramasa: The Demon Blade Wii Slash slash slash. That's what you're REALLY good at.
Muramasa: The Demon Blade Wii Not really sure that fighting a presumed ghost is a good idea, but...

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

GamePro (US) Wii Sep 08, 2009 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Official Nintendo Magazine Wii Nov 27, 2009 85 out of 100 85
Digital Chumps Wii Sep 08, 2009 8.4 out of 10 84
XGN Wii Oct 24, 2009 8.2 out of 10 82
RPGamer PS Vita Jul 01, 2013 4 out of 5 80
Thunderbolt Games Wii Dec 19, 2009 8 out of 10 80 Wii Dec 15, 2009 78 out of 100 78
Armchair Empire, The Wii Oct 07, 2009 7.5 out of 10 75 (UK) Wii Jun 16, 2009 7 out of 10 70
Game Critics Wii Sep 22, 2009 3 out of 10 30


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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)

  • Contributed to by Fred VT (25922), Michael Cassidy (21142) and Guy Chapman (1997)