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Muramasa: The Demon Blade Exclusive Release Party

Posted by Corbie Dillard

A little reminder about the upcoming event!

Ignition Entertainment has just announced that they'll be hosting a release party in conjunction with the Nintendo World Store for their highly-anticipated Wii 2D action title Muramasa: The Demon Blade.

If you're looking to get your hands on the game a few days early, not to mention some absolutely killer swag to go along with it, you can head over to the Nintendo World Store in New York and attend the release party. Complete details of the event can be found below.

What: Muramasa: The Demon Blade Exclusive Release Party in NYC

Who: Ignition Entertainment and the Nintendo World Store

When: September 5, 2009 from 12pm-3pm ET

Where: Nintendo World Store 10 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, NY 10020

Ignition Entertainment is partnering with the Nintendo World Store in New York City, to host the must-attend exclusive release party for one of 2009’s most anticipated video games – MURAMASA: THE DEMON BLADE.

Open to the public, the Nintendo World Store located at 10 Rockefeller Plaza in New York City will have its interior completely redesigned to look like feudal Japan in celebration of the release of Muramasa: The Demon Blade exclusively for the Nintendo Wii. The first 100 customers to buy Muramasa will receive limited edition t-shirts, tattoos, collectable postcards and a scroll with original artwork from the game.

The Party will include:

  • Exclusively selling games early on Sept. 5th for NWS customers, supplies limited – Each purchase will come with an exclusive special gift
  • Nintendo World Store transformed into feudal Japan with authentic lamps, art, plastic samurai swords, and more!
  • The Nintendo World Store will be giving out 10% off coupons week before the release event
  • Muramasa themed characters in costume performing action sequences from the game
  • Limited edition Muramasa t-shirts
  • Gameplay, trailers and original music from Muramasa
  • Kanji station where attendees can have their names written in Japanese Calligraphy
  • Photo-op stage by I AM 8-BIT where attendees can take a picture in front of a stage from the game, and take home as a souvenir
  • Game kiosks with Muramasa
  • Limited promotional bags filled with Muramasa goodies such as an exclusive Muramasa t-shirt and tattoos. Come early because they will run out quickly!

We hope some of our readers get to go out and make it to this event and if you you're lucky enough to attend, be sure and snap some pics!

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User Comments (56)



Corbs said:

Oh how I would love to get my hands on that swag. If only I lived in New York.



Cheezy said:

Looks like it might be a good arcade style platformer I've seen for a console in a long time (not counting DLC)



Ren said:

Sweet! I wish we had N-events like this in Chicago. I remember the days when we had CES here too, but alas... Can't wait till this is out everywhere else.



Hazuki said:

i live in NY, but i cant see myself goin to that, if i had the $ to pick up the game i would though. I went to the punchout launch though, that was real fun.



Supermarioman said:

LZ: Agreed, I miss out on a lot becuase I can't go to New York every time Nintendo has a release of a game, if I lived in New York, I still doubt I would have the time becuase I would be working 24/7 just to have a home to live in! New York is expensive!



JonWahlgren said:

Oh, wow, totally forgot this game was coming out in like two weeks. Between this, Arkham Asylum, Beatles Rock Band and Scribblenauts, my wallet is going to wither and die.



Tails said:

No i want some goodies x.x;! oh well i'll get my wall scroll & the game thats good enough for me ^^!



bbb7002004 said:

I just hope some video of the live actors hit the interwebz, that sounds like the second best part of the whole thing, besides the game actually coming out.



wanderlustwarrior said:

g*d fricking damnit. New Yorkers don't even need to rub it in our jealous faces, the amount of stuff they get would be too much effort.

Gamestop is centered in Texas, why nothing here? Chicago's a big city, still, jack crap. Heck, nintendo even has headquarters in Washington State, but noooo, NYC all the time.

(cries in corner)



paulcmnt said:

Ah, New York, New York... great city.

I hope they will organize an opening like this in my city, Bucharest, as well. Ha! Yeah sure. I think I would be the only one attending.



Fmkz said:

LOL i live in New York...but i don't see the point to attend this...but if you like to attend and your in New York why not go?



Metang said:

Of all the places I could live in right now, it has to be Arkansas. Dammit.



Noire said:

Wish I lived close enough to NYC to take a quick daytrip over there.
I want a sweet Muramasa t-shirt to wear around school...



odd69 said:

I'm in the south, so I'm gonna miss out.I'm still going to get this game though, but missing out on swag is a crime



Egg_miester said:

nintendo store made to look like feudel japan thats the freekin coolest thing i heard all week i so wish i could go but at least i have the game pre-paid



Ren said:

@fmkz: your right though. It seems like fun on paper, but actually if there was a cheesy game event like this here in Chicago I probably wouldn't go unless I could afford to buy it right then anyway. thats the whole point, so if you don't you probably can't get a whole lot of swag.



Wolfcoyote said:

I wish I'd have known beforehand as I live in southern New Jersey, and traveling to NY would only be two-and-a-half hours. Plus, this appears to be on a Saturday and this would have been perfect for me...alas, I don't have the money! Thank God that I preordered though, I don't that I'll get my wall scroll with my game but the game is most important.

Philadelphia PA gets no respect (twenty-five miles away). I mean, the city was the birthplace of the country yet gets treated like the armpit of the Northeast...



MERG said:

@Wolfcoyote...not to get off topic...but how does Philly get trwated like the armpit of the Northeast. I'll admit we are overlooked sometimes with NYC being 2 hours north and DC being 2 hours south but I grew up with the belief the NJ was the armpit of the nation. Yeah you have the shore...but what else do you have? I'm not insulting Jersey mind you.



Machu said:

Man, if you don't live in London or New York you miss out on so many awesome game launch thingies.



JamieO said:

I am just repeating everyone else’s comments, but it would be cool to have a massive Nintendo Store in the UK, putting on flashy events like this. I would not even mind “the cheese”, it would be funny to see Muramasa themed characters clashing it out against feudal Japanese backdrops. I’d take many a ‘Samurai Shodown’ type photo.
I also like the way in which Ignition Entertainment enthusiastically publishes SNK Playmore titles, if they support Vanillaware titles too, then I’m all for it.



WeeGee said:

They need more Nintendo stores, maybe one in each state, but how could expect it from Nintendo?



vherub said:

nuts, that's a 5 minute walk away, too bad it's labor day weekend and not this weekend



Corbs said:

We know we already posted this, we're just bumping it back up as a reminder to those who wish to attend the event.



Egg_miester said:

i so wish i was there the shirt and free gift i am wondering what it is most likely not the wall scroll thats pre-orders only from gs or gc

tobad they wont sell cds of the music so far from the videos i love the soundtrack



Hazuki said:

busy on that day unfortunately : ( shame, im close enough to go, i feel like im letting all you done by not makin it =P



Cthuloops said:

Gamestop called and said my pre-order of the game is coming, what's the right date? I'm confused. :l



Corbs said:

I contacted their PR Firm to find out what the deal is with the release date and I've not received a reply so far. As I said, they're having this "Early Release Party" in NYC tomorrow, so if the game is actually released to everyone tomorrow, these guys are actually going to be getting it after the game is released.



AVahne said:

i wish i lived in New York...damnit Nintendo! why can't you make a store in Houston too?



Cthuloops said:

Thanks Corbie. Guess we'll wait and see then. I really don't care if it comes out tomorrow, because I still need to collect my money...



Supermarioman said:

Umm.. Why is this article back out? Oh I really hope that it is released tomorrow, I want to play it so bad!



Corbs said:

It's back out because the PR firm sent us a reminder and rather than make a whole new news item about the same thing, I bumped it, as you can read in my comment #39 above and the new tagline on the news article.



Blue_Protoman said:

Hopefully y'all can expect hi-res pictures and a video from me. If not, I'll have to use my DSi. I guarantee there'll be pictures, though.



Ramandus said:

How is it "early"? The game comes out September 4th. Maybe early for you Britons.



Corbs said:

The Gamestop store here has the game for anyone curious about it.



Mabbit said:

curses! new york again! why can tthey have something special back in L.A.



Junkface said:

The relase party was great. My friend and I went this mornin. It was alot of fun even for 2 old nerds like us lol.

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