Muramasa: The Demon Blade

Published by Marvelous, Developed by Vanillaware

Genres: Action / RPG

US release date: Sep 9th, 2009 | EU release date: Nov 20th, 2009

Muramasa: The Demon Blade

Prepare to embark on an epic journey through mystical ancient Japan in Muramasa: The Demon Blade, an ambitious new adventure designed exclusively for the Nintendo Wii.

Set during the feudal Genroku era, this game features two distinct heroes - Kisuke, a brave young lad who's lost his memory, and Momohime, a lithe female ronin possessed by a dark spirit. Kisuke and Momohime must independently venture acorss the dangerous countryside, racing to collect a stash of cursed swords before the vile Shogun can amass their dark powers.

Watch as the destinies of those drawn to these legendary blades unfold, as Dragon and Demon Gods from the netherworld appear to challenge those who wield them.


  • Beautiful and vivid 2D graphics, making Muramasa arguably the best looking 2D game to be released for the Wii.
  • Experience a large variety of environments, complimented by classic side-scrolling gameplay.
  • Play as two distinct ninja characters, each with unique bosses to topple
  • Multiple endings leading to high replay value
  • Play with the Wii Remote & Nunchuk or the Wii Classic Controller
  • 16:9 widescreen support
  • Haunting soundtrack and top-tier Japanese voice talent
  • Optional challenge stages and mini-games throughout
  • Satisfying action elements leading to rich depth of combat
  • Stunning cut-scenes and captivating story elements

Who will you encounter? Friend or foe? Find out in Muramasa: The Demon Blade.

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Very good

When Muramasa was unveiled I was immediately attracted to how the gameplay and graphics looked. However I was also concerned that the story might be thinner than rice paper and that the gameplay could get somewhat stale, since there was nothing but slashing throughout full review

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wolfboy said:

Have no idea what this is, looks kind of like shiren the wanderer ds. Kind of.


tibbitts said:

This is not even close to an RPG. Very disappointed. Repetitive, repetitive, repetitive.


LordofFantasy said:

I have this game, it's the coolest game of the Wii, seriously don't judge it-play it and then you will know what I am talking about (oh yeah it's a mix of rpg and old school game = epic win). You better try it man.


Maryknowsbest said:

I can play replay this game a million times. It's definitely a classic! I love the story and the fighting style.

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