Muramasa: The Demon Blade News
Classic Wii titles inbound
Nintendo has revealed that two fan-favourite Wii titles will be coming to the Wii U eShop next month. Vanillaware's Muramasa: The Demon Blade and Atlus' Trauma Team (known as Hospital: 6 Doctors in Japan) are the titles in question, and will launch on August 19th for 2,700 Yen each. "Muramasa: The Demon Blade and games...
Developer to change any troublesome parts before release
It's true that video games often take inspiration from other games, leaving developers to occasionally answer tough questions over similar assets or design. Take for example the Flappy Bird fiasco that happened a few months back. The developer was attacked for having green pipes that bear a...
Company also confirms 3DS Harvest Moon title and zoo life game Animal Resort
There are certain games that we'd love to see on the 3DS purely because playing them on a handheld system is enticing enough. Then there are games that will surely benefit from the extra punch that the 3D effect will provide – and Muramasa: The Demon Blade could be of them. When Siliconera spoke to Tomio Kanazawa, group..
Rest of the world left waiting
Nintendo of Japan have finally introduced the "Minna no Osusume Collection" (or, for us English-speaking folk, the "Everyone's Recommendation Collection"), a range of re-released Wii titles to combat the 360 Classics and PS3 Platinum range. Titles with high user rankings from the Japanese Nintendo Channel seem to be the way Nintendo are going about..
November 27th the new date for Europeans
We've just spoken to Rising Star Games's Yen Hau, who's confirmed that the firm's upcoming release of Muramasa: The Demon Blade has been pushed back by a week to launch next Friday, November 27th. Considering this week sees the European launch of New Super Mario Bros. Wii and Lego Indiana Jones 2 - among...
Four contributors. Three exclusive interviews. One unstoppable podcasting force
Slightly delayed but bigger and better than ever, it's the ninth episode of the Nintendo Life podcast. Weighing in at a massive forty minutes, it's got Rising Star Games answering your questions about Muramasa: The Demon Blade, Corbie Dillard telling you more about...
UK's biggest games retailer may ignore feudal Japanese epic
Following our story last month where Rising Star Games' MD Martin Defries said some UK retailers weren't interested in Muramasa: The Demon Blade, we decided to do a little ringing around of GAME and Gamestation stores to check on the preorder availability of this fantastic game and were...
Some shops not interested in swords and beautiful animation
Although we love Muramasa: The Demon Blade around here, it seems UK retailers are less than optimistic about the game's success, with some stores refusing to stock it completely. Martin Defries, managing director and general head honcho of the game's UK publisher Rising Star Games, wrote into UK trade mag MCV recently to highlight the..
Your chance to ask Rising Star Games about their upcoming Japanese epic!
You gamers lucky enough to reside in North America already know how beautiful and generally awesome Muramasa: The Demon Blade is, but over on the other side of the Atlantic gamers have still to discover its wonders, with the game not set for release until November 13th. Don't despair though - we've hooked up with Rising Star..
Demon Blade to pierce Euro souls on November 13th
Just as we were gearing ourselves up not to see Muramasa: The Demon Blade nestling in our European Wiis until April next year, Rising Star Games swoop to the rescue by letting us know it is confirmed for a release on November 13th, just six short weeks away. We've already reviewed it based on the US version but that doesn't mean we'll be stopping..
Check out the official Launch Trailer of the game.
As most of you already know, Muramasa: The Demon Blade has already been released to retailers, but we were able to get the final trailer release from the guys at Ignition Entertainment today. This is the official Launch Trailer for the game and does a nice job of showing off the game's strong points...
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...
Who needs the Slap Chop when you've got these bad boys?
The guys at Ignition have sent over another Muramasa: The Demon Blade trailer, this time showing off the many weapons you'll be able to find in the game. This newest trailer shows off the vast array of weapons that can be acquired and used throughout the game. And of course it also shows these...
Ignition releases yet another new video of their upcoming Wii action title.
The guys at Ignition Entertainment were kind enough to send over another new video of their upcoming Wii 2D action side-scroller Muramasa: The Demon Blade. This trailer is titled Moment of Art and highlights some of the more stylistic moments in the game. The new trailer...
Can you ever really have too much of a good thing?
Ignition Entertainment insists on torturing us with all of this breathtaking footage of their upcoming Wii release Muramasa: The Demon Blade, but we have to admit, we just can't seem to get enough. The guys at Ignition were kind enough to send over yet another new gameplay trailer of the game in...
Here's the second of two new videos of the game in action!
Ignition Entertainment was kind enough to end over two more brand new gameplay videos of their upcoming 2D action/side-scroller Muramasa: The Demon Blade in action. This article highlights the second trailer aptly titled "Massive Attack" and shows you some of the effective attack...
Check out the first of two brand new videos of the game in action!
Ignition Entertainment was kind enough to end over two more brand new gameplay videos of their upcoming 2D action/side-scroller Muramasa: The Demon Blade in action. This article highlights the first trailer aptly titled "Chop-Chop" and shows you some of the vicious attacks...
Ignition releases yet another striking video of their 2D side-scroller in action!
To be honest, we just can't get enough of seeing Muramasa: The Demon Blade in action. Not only is it one of the most striking 2D titles we've ever seen, but it just seems to keep getting better and better with every new gameplay video we receive. You can check out the...
Check out the brand new Muramasa video!
We were lucky enough to get our hands on the brand new Muramasa: The Demon Blade - Locations Trailer and we have to say, this game looks better and better each time we see new video of it in action. If you're a fan of 2-D action/side-scrollers then you should start getting very excited about this upcoming Wii...
Check out the Heroes Gamplay Trailer!
The folks at Ignition Entertainment were kind enough to send over their newest gameplay trailer of Muramasa: The Demon Blade in action. This trailer is called the "Heroes Gameplay Trailer" and focuses on the game's two main characters and their varying attacks. Below is a little snippet that...
It's a wall scroll. No, wait, it's cool.
The beautiful Muramasa: The Demon Blade is set for a North American release this fall. Huzzah! If you've been on the fence about making it a Day 1, maybe this little nugget'll help tip the scales. Over in Japan, pre-order patrons could net themselves a pretty stellar five-foot scroll of character and stage...
Check out the jaw-dropping Muramasa in action!
No matter how many times we see Muramasa: The Demon Blade in action, it never ceases to amaze us. This has got to be one of the best looking 2D games in existence and features some of the most breathtaking backdrops ever seen in a video game and it has the E3 awards to prove it. Ignition Entertainment,...
Rising Star Games bumps up the release schedule for their Wii-exclusive 2D action-RPG.
Publisher Rising Star Games has revised the release schedule for Vanillaware's stunning 2D action-RPG Muramasa: The Demon Blade, bumping the game from the previously reported timeframe of "Spring 2010" to "Winter 2009". Presumably the game's...
Avert your eyes, little ones
Unofficial fan-made artwork usually falls into one of two camps - totally amazing or acutely embarrassing. Thankfully, "Shura Momohime” - by the painfully talented Muuten - is firmly in the former category. It's also happens to be a little bit rude, so don't click this link unless you're comfortable with seeing fictional video game characters "nekkid"..
The NA fate of Vanillaware’s stunning 2D action title hangs in the balance
XSEED Games – the company that gave North American gamers the superb Retro Game Challenge – has announced that it will no longer be distributing Vanillaware’s upcoming 2D masterpiece Muramasa: The Demon Blade. The statement runs as follows: XSEED Games confirms that it is no longer involved with the North American..
More in-game footage of Vanillaware's stunning Wii-exclusive action-RPG.
Japanese publishers Marvelous have released a new trailer for the upcoming 2D action-RPG Muramasa: The Demon Blade. Designed and developed by Vanillaware (Princess Crown, Odin Sphere), Muramasa is set for release in Japan on April 9. North American readers can expect the game...