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A number of cursed blades exist throughout the world. Blades that thirst for blood the moment they're drawn. Even those blades thought to be holy slowly become corrupted over time as they are used in hatred and drenched in blood. Those who wield these blades slowly become homicidal. The curses laid on these blades are said to condemn those who use them to tragic and untimely deaths.

It is in the Genroki era, a period of time in which the shogun Tsumayoshi Tokogawa reigned, that the force of the damned began to emerge, threatening the peace and prosperity that had long existed in the world. The cursed blades became the focus of the greed, self-righteousness, and arrogance of those who'd gain possession of them, and inevitably it was these conflicting desires that led to war.

As the flames of chaos and disaster spread, denizens from the netherworld were dragged into the confusion as not only the evil spirits were summoned by the swords, but the Dragon and Demon Gods as well. How will the destinies of those drawn to these cursed blades unfold?

[edit] Features

  • Incredible Hand-Drawn Graphics - From the subtle movements of a character’s hair and clothes to their explosive battle animations, every detail is expertly animated by hand for amazing visuals that cannot be mimicked with 3D polygons.
  • Become a Ninja – Playing as a male ninja or female kunoichi, you have a wide variety of ninja skills at your disposal as you progress through the levels in not only side-scrolling fashion, but vertical progression elements as well.
  • Seamless Gameplay – Gameplay transitions seamlessly from player-controlled elements to story sequences to keep the player engaged within the world.
  • Story Based on Japanese Mythology – Rather than the often told fables of Greek and Norse mythology, take an adventure through less commercialized, but equally rich and mysterious, Japanese mythology.

This game is also known as Oboro Muramasa Youtouden in Japan.


Aksys confirms Muramasa Rebirth for US release, another smart Vita port in glorious HD

Thought the four additional characters look like purchasable DLC

Jan 30, 2013, by Rory Young | 4 comments
Not a surprise, but new trailer confirms Muramasa: The Demon Blade looks great on PS Vita too

Four new characters and four new scenarios

Jan 11, 2013, by Rory Young | 5 comments
Ignition picks up Muramasa: The Demon Blade for Wii

XSeed no longer distributor of Wii-exclusive side-scrolling slasher

Apr 22, 2009, by Leo Chan | 0 comments

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Release Dates
  • North America:
    • Jun 25, 2013 (vita)
    • Sep 8, 2009 (Wii)
  • Japan: Apr 9, 2009
  • Europe: Nov 27, 2009
  • Australia: Dec 3, 2009
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