Report: Muramasa: The Demon Blade For Vita Has Four New Characters

By Spencer . September 26, 2012 . 4:39am

muramasaThere may be more to Muramasa: The Demon Blade than that downloadable scenario. Japanese blog Game no Hanashi reports it seems like four new protagonists are introduced in the latest issue of Famitsu.


While scans for Senran Kagura: Shinovido Versus are out, we have not seen the Muramasa scans and cannot verify if this is the case. Game no Hanashi is a reputable source so we’ll take their word for it.

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  • Speedo Redempteur

     Woah this is exactly what’s needed..
    more chara cters  = more playstyles = more fun .

    Toss more bosses and it’ll be great

  • Neophoton

    Well, definitely glad I never completed the game on Wii due to not actually owning it. I no longer have to deal with rules set by my sibling! :D And it’s portable, too.

  • Yamaneko22

    Four new characters? And I though that just adding Torahime would be difficult :D Hope it’s true!

  • sounds kewl

    more the merrier

  • SirRichard

    Four new playable characters, possibly? That’s quite the step-up from the original, can’t wait to see what they’ve done to distinguish their play styles.

  • Göran Isacson

    Interesting- I seem to recall someone previously stating that they cut a lot of planned content for the Wii-version. In that case, perhaps they took this chance to include all the things they cut from the other game?

  • Zonic505

    Damn, that’s quite an improvement right there. Wonder if they have their own story or if you randomly play as them in the middle of the 2 stories from the original version. In any case, hearing the number of playable characters has been tripled has me excited.

  • Lexaus_the_Alchemist

    Nice! Good to hear that they may be enhancing the original scope of the game by adding more scenarios and protagonists into the mix. Now to see if they’ll add new gameplay mechanics as well (prolly like 99% chance).

  • AlexanderPappas

    Now this is looking more interesting! I’ll get more but for my buck! Glad to see it’s on vita as well!

  • AlexanderPappas

    Now this is interesting! I’ll get more buy for my buck! It’s gonna be good to see it on that OLED screen!

  • PoweredByHentai

    I know that @z_merquise:disqus would be delighted by this piece of news.  :D

    Here’s the interview with George Kamitani that was referenced: 

  • Crazy_O

    Where can I write my name on an (english please :D) preorder?

  • FitzpatrickPhillips

    FOUR new characters? Wow

  • GibbRS

    I’m interested. ^_____^

    With lots of other Vita games being localized, I think we’ll see this one in the states, so I’m looking forward to it.  I played this game a lot on the Wii.

    • Leon_Tekashi

      That’s a good thing. The Vita did need more games.

  • Looks like  z_merquise was right…that means we’ll probably see some new bosses and enemies from what he and PoweredByHentai showed from the interview

  • zferolie

    I loved this game, but a friend of mine brings up a good point. You don’t really play as the princess at all. You play as a man possessing her body for his own needs. She was pretty bothered by that, and wished the Princess was an actual character  and not just a shell for someone else.

    Here’s for one of these new characters to be a female character that’s actually female.

  • XypherCode

    Cool. More playable characters the better. This is really one of my fave games of all time. :))
    Maybe I’ll play a quick run-thru of the entire game again before this one comes out. xD

  • DCBlackbird

    You know those moments where you see a character that catches your eye and you want to know more about him/her then you end up nerdy about the game yea i just had one of those moments

  • Asuna Ilano

    well it’s time to save some money :/

  • So many good sony news on siliconera today, this is by far the best.
    i will buy this game a gazillion times!

  • Great. Definitely worth doulbe dipping now. If it was a straight port I would have just ignored it.

  • eilegz

    this game its awesome i hope it get localized for vita and an eventual psn realease

  • Wait, Muramasa is coming out on the Vita in the first place? Guess I’m a bit behind on the news. Well, happy day! :3

  • Wow… so the Wii and X360 was really just a beta testing platform for these 3rd party publishers??

    StarOcean 4, Vesperia on X360…
    Graces F, and Muramasa on the Wii…

    4 more new characters in Muramasa??? This is freakin awesome…

    • sherimae1324

      malicious on ps3 – malicious: rebirth on VITA
      ninja gaiden sigma on ps3 – ninja gaiden sigma plus on VITA
      atelier totori on ps3 – atelier totori plus on VITA

      senran kagura on 3DS – senran kagura: shinovi versus on VITA
      muramasa on wii – muramasa on vita with bonuses

      now the vita is getting the pluses and bonuses ^_^

  • vgbnd

    Lately, I’ve had mostly lukewarm reactions to these announcements, but this just makes me feel good. Definitely picking this up…after I buy a vita. 

  • Kalis Konig

    My favorite wii game. Time to buy a Shita I guess.

  • AweOfShe

    Great to see that the many heathens that missed out on this game the first time, will get a chance to redeem themselves. I will buy this again for sure. Won’t even wait for a localization.

    Hope any of the supposed new characters will be as cool as Momohime-Jinkuro. ;)

    • i’m all for anything that continues the story.

      Anything at all, really.

  • Learii

    is this 2D or thried person game? =o

    • SLick123456789111

       2-D :)

      & I hope we get a sequel for Wii U later on in that systems life cycle.

    • doubleO7

      Its 2D. Did you not see the screenshot up there?

  • XiaomuArisu

    I have the original game,its awesome!
    Now its getting awesomier!XD

  • DarthSithZero

    Hell yeah, Now i just only need Odin Sphere on Vita I want to play with Velvet again *¬*

  • darkfox1

    Wait there are scans for that Vita Senran Kagura? Hmm where are they?

  • I want Grand Knights History!

  • Riseabovethesky

    Woohoo! It’s going to get WILD in the onsen!

  • Go2hell66

    now if all these new characters have the same amount of story as kisuke and momohime, then this vita port will be too good to pass up

  • So friggin’ happy right now! Hopefully more people will give this masterpiece a chance.

  • Solomon_Kano

    I missed this since I didn’t have a Wii, so it was nice enough to hear it was coming to Vita. All of this extra stuff that’s likely the content that Kamitani said they cut from the Wii release is just bonus.

    I always like hearing about the stuff left on the cutting room floor, but it’s rare for that stuff to make it into a game without a sequel or DLC. So it’s cool that they’re making it happen for this port.

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