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Muramasa: The Demon Blade coming to Wii in 2009
« on: October 06, 2008, 07:31:01 AM »
The creators of Odin Sphere return to produce another highly stylized 2D action RPG.
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 Marvelous Entertainment USA and XSEED Games recently announced Muramasa: The Demon Blade as a Wii exclusive.    


Muramasa: The Demon Blade derives its story from ancient Japanese lore. During the Genroku era, the ruling shogun Tsunayoshi Tokogawa's desire for power leads him to the powerful cursed Demon Blades. These blades when used in hatred spread chaos and tragedy over the world, and summon demons from the depths of the underworld.    


This action RPG requires the player to master their ninja skills as they traverse both vertical and horizontal platforming challenges. Developed by the same team who created Odin Sphere, players can expect the same top-notch, hand drawn, 2D art style.    


Muramasa: The Demon Blade is currently being developed by Marvelous Entertainment, expected to release in 2009.    


  Marvelous Entertainment USA and XSEED Games Announce Muramasa: The Demon Blade Exclusively for the Wii    


Highly anticipated Wii-exclusive Action RPG videogame will be released for the North American market    


Torrance, Calif., (October 2, 2008) – Game publishers Marvelous Entertainment USA and XSEED Games announced today that the highly anticipated title, Muramasa: The Demon Blade (known in Japan as “Oboro Muramasa Youtouden”), is currently in development and will be released for the North American market. A unique, highly stylized action RPG (role playing game) videogame, Muramasa: The Demon Blade will ship in North America in 2009, exclusively for the Wii.    


“Muramasa: The Demon Blade is an incredibly special title,” stated Yasuhiro Wada, Managing Director of Marvelous Entertainment. “From the team that created the critically acclaimed Odin Sphere, Muramasa features a stunning visual look and palette that will be embraced by gamers world wide. We’re pleased to continue our relationship with XSEED Games to bring such an anticipated title to the massive North American gaming market.”    


Jun Iwasaki, President of XSEED Games, shared Mr. Wada’s sentiments. “Gamers are already excited for Muramasa. The game has already been included in many ‘must-have Wii games’ lists. We feel this enthusiasm will only continue to grow as gamers learn more about the mysterious ‘Demon Blades, and have the opportunity to experience the life of a ninja warrior.”    


Based on ancient Japanese lore, Murumasa: The Demon Blade plunges players into the mystical Genroku era, ruled by the skilled shogun Tsunayoshi Tokogawa. But this culture is threatened; Tokogawa’s thirst for power leads to a conflict over the enormously powerful, though cursed, Demon Blades. Used in hatred, drenched in blood, the cursed blades condemn those who use them to tragedy, madness, and untimely deaths. As chaos spreads, denizens from the netherworld breach their realm as these malevolent swords summon evil spirits - and the Dragon and Demon Gods as well.    


Featuring hand-drawn 2D art reflecting the heritage and tone of the storyline, Muramasa: The Demon Blade transports players into a little known mythology, envisioned by the creators of the critically acclaimed Odin Sphere. Players take on the role of a male ninja or female kunoichi, utilizing their ninja prowess to traverse the clever side-scrolling levels that feature vertical progression as well as the traditional horizontal stage advancement.    


Muramasa: The Demon Blade is currently in development by Marvelous Entertainment and Vanillaware exclusively for the Wii, and will be unveiled at the upcoming Tokyo Game Show in Japan (October 9-12). The game will be co-published by Marvelous Entertainment USA and XSEED Games in North America and is expected to ship in 2009.


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Re: Muramasa: The Demon Blade coming to Wii in 2009
« Reply #1 on: October 06, 2008, 02:58:38 PM »
Greatly looking forward to this game. Odin Sphere was a bunch of fun, so I expect no less here.
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Re: Muramasa: The Demon Blade coming to Wii in 2009
« Reply #2 on: October 06, 2008, 07:37:30 PM »
Much love for these guys making this game. Hope it doesn't have the framerate bog downs that I've heard Odin Sphere had.

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Re: Muramasa: The Demon Blade coming to Wii in 2009
« Reply #3 on: October 06, 2008, 07:50:16 PM »
And much love for XSEED and Marvelous for bringing it over... :cool;
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Re: Muramasa: The Demon Blade coming to Wii in 2009
« Reply #4 on: October 07, 2008, 08:00:00 AM »
Oh, wow, ANOTHER story set in the Tokugawa period. I swear, that's Japan's WW2.