Muramasa: The Demon Blade Cutting Into Summer Vacation?

By Spencer . December 10, 2008 . 1:45pm


The last time we heard about Muramasa: The Demon Blade was around Tokyo Game Show where XSEED confirmed they were co-publishing it in North America and Rising Star Games mentioned Europe was getting it in November. Fortunately, our wait for Muramasa: The Demon Blade might not be as long Europe’s. Two separate retailers claim the game is coming out in July. XSEED must have sent out marketing materials today because this isn’t the only XSEED retail rumor we discovered. While retailers aren’t always accurate it seems like we’re going to get Muramasa: The Demon Blade sometime in the summer.


Random fact: Did you know Vanillaware gave a nod to Super Mario Brothers in Muramasa: The Demon Blade? The kunoichi in the pink kimono is called Momohime and if you translate this from Japanese to English you get Princess Peach.


Images courtesy of XSEED Games.

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  • Kuronoa

    Cool, I was wondering when we will get this game.

    btw I thought Momohime be a nod to Momotaro. Either way I don’t mind if it was a nod to Mario’s Princess Peach. XD

  • Tin Man

    Unfortunately, I don’t think it’s a nod to Nintendo. I saw a question about what Momohime translates to somewhere on the Gamefaqs Muramasa board and, although I can’t vouch for the accuracy of this because I have no knowledge of kanji, I read that the kanji translated to “Hundred Princess” and not “Peach Princess”. Maybe it’s a double written/spoken meaning, though. She does have very peachy-colored clothing.

    Either way, I’m very glad to have a ballpark estimate for the release of this game.

  • Jay

    I… don’t think so, this one is more likely than not a placeholder.

  • Pichi

    I feel like the name is a common name and might not mean Princess Peach. But if they do more of it and connects more with Peach, then all goods there!

  • LeafPanda

    I can’t wait for this game, but I can’t stop feeling like I’m forgetting something. -stares at almost untouched copy of Odin Sphere- Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

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