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Happy New Year From Vanillaware, Here Are Some Mecha

By Spencer . January 7, 2013 . 12:45am

Vanillaware posted a Happy New Year’s card for fans and this greeting card showing the mecha soldier defenders.

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Vanillaware Rings In The New Year With A Goddess

By Spencer . January 9, 2012 . 1:03am

Warning: This picture may be NSFW!

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A Conversation With Dragon’s Crown Director George Kamitani

By Spencer . December 15, 2011 . 5:56pm

“In the beginning, it was a Dreamcast project. Before that I had been involved in the development of Dungeons & Dragons: Tower of Doom, and for many years I’ve wanted to make something like that.”

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Ignition Entertainment On The State Of Selling Niche Japanese Games

By Spencer . March 28, 2011 . 2:43pm

Continuing our interview with Shane Bettenhausen from Ignition Entertainment, Bettenhausen talks about Deadly Premonition, the trial of licensing Nintendo DS games, and hints at the company’s 3DS plans.

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Dimple Entertainment Closes Their Doors

By Spencer . July 30, 2010 . 2:10am

The publisher behind Kumatanchi, a Nintendo DS title from Vanillaware, and the Pinky Street games is out of business.

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Vanillaware Searching For A New Programmer

By Spencer . July 5, 2010 . 12:08pm

We haven’t heard about Vanillaware, the developer of Muramasa: The Demon Blade and Odin Sphere, for awhile now. So, we poked around their website.

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Many UK Retailers Refuse To Stock Muramasa: The Demon Blade

By Ishaan . October 25, 2009 . 9:46am

The information actually comes from Martin Defries, managing director and COO of Rising Star.

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Muramasa: The Demon Hype

By Ishaan . September 27, 2009 . 3:00pm

Where does Muramasa stand post release? Is it everything Vanillaware and Marvelous made it out to be?

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Would You Wear This Muramasa: The Demon Blade T-Shirt Outside?

By Spencer . September 15, 2009 . 12:32pm

Two points to consider: 1.) It’s based off Play Magazine’s risque Muramasa: The Demon Blade cover. 2.) It’s size XL.

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Rising Star’s Muramasa: The Demon Blade Uses The Same English Translation

By Ishaan . September 14, 2009 . 2:43pm

Europeans don’t have too long a wait ahead of them before they can play Rising Star’s version of Muramasa: The Demon Blade.

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Muramasa: The Demon Blade: Sharpening The Sword

By Ishaan . September 10, 2009 . 3:09pm

The biggest mistake you can make is to let an enemy find their footing — and give them a chance to block or retaliate in doing so — after you’ve launched them. If I had to make a comparison, I’d say that Muramasa feels like a 2D Devil May Cry.

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Play Magazine’s Attention "Grabbing" Muramasa: The Demon Blade Cover

By Spencer . August 27, 2009 . 12:00pm

Muramasa: The Demon Blade is coming to North America soon. Naturally, magazines are highlighting Marvelous’ gorgeous looking game, but the way it’s being advertised in North America is quite different than Japan.

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Ignition Gives Art Scroll As Muramasa: The Demon Blade Pre-Order Bonus

By Ishaan . June 29, 2009 . 8:03am

It’s official! The North American version of Muramasa: The Demon Blade will come with the wall scroll Japanese gamers got for everyone who pre-orders the game.

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Rising Star Bumps Muramasa: The Demon Blade Up

By Spencer . June 12, 2009 . 9:10am

Rising Star Games updated the product page for Muramasa: The Demon Blade and it looks like Europe will get to slice tengu this year.

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Ignition Discusses Muramasa: The Demon Blade’s Localization (Only Japanese Voice Acting!)

By Spencer . June 11, 2009 . 3:02pm

“For Muramasa we decided to stick with the original Japanese voices and only localize the text,” Shane Bettenhausen, Business Development Director at Ignition, told Siliconera in a post E3 phone interview.

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How Did Ignition Entertainment End Up With Muramasa: The Demon Blade?

By Spencer . June 8, 2009 . 12:39pm

Xseed was supposed to publish Muramasa: The Demon Blade, but now Ignition is handling the duties. The sudden publisher switch was unexpected. What happened? During E3 I set out to find out.

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