Samurai Schoolgirl Brawler Mitsurugi Kamui Hikae Is Now Available In English

By Sato . November 2, 2013 . 9:30am

Earlier this summer, we got a look at a new PC brawler, Mitsurugi Kamui Hikae, which was developed by Japanese indie developer Zenith Blue, and showcased at Comiket 84. The game is now available in English through the indie game funding, localization and publishing service, Playism.



Above is a look at some samurai school girl, robot-slaying action in Mitsurugi Kamui Hikae’s latest trailer. In the game, you’ll be playing as a girl named Misa who uses her holy sword to go after a former comrade named Suzuka, who happens to have a demonic blade, which she used to kill their teacher.


Most of the action consists of slice and dicing your way through waves of enemy robots in combat. The game has an interesting system, where your sword gauge decreases as you use it, but you can regain it by using melee attacks, which makes you think twice about how you’ll be tearing apart your enemies.


There’s even a special samurai-style special attack, where you kill all weakened enemies in a flash. The game also has a progressive technique system, that grants you skill points use to upgrade stats and learn new techniques.


Mitsurugi Kamui Hikae is now available for PC on Playism for $14.99.

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  • Craig Mikucki

    Now that I know this is a thing, it is a thing that I want.

  • Go2hell66

    damn why must i be so broke

    • Slayven19

      Happens to the best of us.

    • Keksus

      There’s a demo version available on the site where you can buy it. I tried it out and in my opinion it felt a little bit dumb,

      • FitzpatrickPhillips

        Read the manual. I thought it was pretty strange since I was mashing buttons. Once I read it, the fun began.

  • Sapitntapit

    Can’t go wrong with a schoolgirl slashing shit up.

  • Raze

    That’s cool…

    Fast battle too…

  • Klarktastic

    Cool, they should release it on steam too.

    • Shady Shariest

      Greenlight time :3

      • Klarktastic

        I would think that would be their first option, specially because steam is very strong in the pc gaming community in the last few years

        • Shady Shariest

          Yup, i have casted 1244 votes, a regular user of the light :3.

          There’s more attention to Greenlight, having large batches and some Youtuber’s (Jesse Cox, to say) mentioning it and playing some games from it has done good for the publicity of the program.

          And the last batch had some Asian games… 99 Spirits and as a delightful surprise 12 tails online :3 Edit: to mention, again… There is audience for these games :)
          And hopefully it will increase the amount of at the very least casual voters.

    • Tom_Phoenix

      And GOG as well.

  • Looking pretty good. Might see about buying from playism, too in the near future. (Trying save cash now for all the new releases next year, lol).

  • Masa

    finished the game awhile back, real fun hack and slash if you like that genre.

    • ronin4life

      About how much gameplay is in it? How long, and is it decently replayable?

      • MetalCap

        There are only a few missions (five + final boss iirc) and each one is in a single, small area where they just toss enemies of increasing difficulty at you. What you see in the trailer is exactly what you get. The difficulty levels are like Earth Defense Force where you need to go through the lower difficulties and purchase upgrades and attacks before you can comfortably attempt the harder ones.

        • FitzpatrickPhillips

          Much better to just go hard mode from the start, despite my tears of rage

  • Reminds me a little of Oneechanbara. I’ll check it out, since Kagura Z hasn’t shipped yet!

    • FitzpatrickPhillips

      Argh, can’t wait!

  • Bakano

    It’s a really fun game :D

  • FitzpatrickPhillips

    This game is pretty sexy. Reminds me of Oneechanbara, and I fucking love the character models for the girls (and their super tiny skirts). This hold me over until Kagura comes out.

    • Slayven19

      Pretty much the same idea.

      • Lucky Dan

        I hope they don’t change the artstyle, I kinda like it minimalistic like that :)

  • Onizuka Gio Hikari

    Wow what a pleasant surprise!! I been dying to play this I love swords and school girls lol so this is perfect xD

  • InfectedAI

    I thought it looked pretty cool since I first saw it, but it would be nice if there was some exploration rather than being confined to a small area. Maybe a sequel will cover more ground. I’ll pick it up some time.

  • Naux

    Hmm, I’m on the fence for this one. If what I read below is true, this might be a pretty short game for 15 bucks.
    Anyone who would strongly recommend this game or should I rather wait for a sale? If this website does any.

    • Brotato Chip

      should probably wait a bit. I personally think the game should be worth 5-10$

  • fireemblembeast

    Every time I see that thumbnail, I think Tales of Destiny. Lol I just can’t help it ^_^;

  • That was a cool looking game! Damn! Now I’m interested!

  • oooohh i forgot about this game but its nice to hear this

  • WyattEpp

    Amazing level of polish for doujinsoft.

  • Perhaps I’ll play this till we get word on Oneechanbara Z: Kagura getting localized is official lol

  • Zak Ledward

    Would be better if I actually got something from clearing Very Hard mode >:{

  • PS4 please

  • Brotato Chip

    It’s pretty awesome siliconera does smaller indie games too :D

  • neogeno

    Animation could use a little more flow (gets a little spazzy at times) but heck I’ll give it a try.

  • Crimson_Cloud

    Yeah the character models are really nice. Really love the proportions on the girls. Action looks decent as well. Should support the localization.

  • Kornelious

    Kinda reminds me of Malicious. I wish this was on PS3 and Vita :(

    • Naux

      If this made it to Vita, I’d probably buy it. :D

  • FlyingPony

    Look alright too me, and I do like the girl doing the ninja flip.

  • Joseph

    plays like shinobi on ps2

  • Demeanor

    Just got back from Lucca 2013 T_T why couldn’t it last 4ever???
    Anyway, now excuse me while I go buying myself some katana-wielding schoolgirl fun ^ ^ a release in Eng, my prayers have been answered, yay!

  • Göran Isacson

    Looks real neat. I also like how they’ve improved the animations from the last trailer, game looked a little bit stiffer back then… and it also looks like he’s put more work into differentiating the animations from his source of inspiration. The first trailer REALLY made it look like the girl had large parts of her moveset lifted right from DMC3’s Vergil model, here it looks like she’s got some more moves that are “hers”, so to speak. Really like the speed and the attack where she just unloads a ton of slashes on the opponent. That’s the kinda spicy meat-a-ball that I like!

  • Nameless App 1989

    What’s the age rating?

  • Nayan Ramachandran

    Hey everyone! Just wanted to let all of you know that Mitsurugi Kamui Hikae is now on Steam Greenlight! Please vote if you want to see the game on Steam!

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