Muramasa: The Demon Blade is coming to North America soon. Real soon. Naturally, magazines are highlighting Marvelous’ gorgeous looking game, but the way it’s being advertised in North America is quite different than Japan.
The image on the right is the first piece of concept art Vanillaware released in Japan. And the picture on the bottom is how Play Magazine is showcasing it in North America.
Hachimaki jokingly compared the cover to an infamous piece of artwork that is clearly not safe work. “Vanillaware has agreed to create new art to help us promote this game,” Shane Bettenhausen, Business Development Director at Ignition, told us in a previous interview. I wonder if this cover was what he was talking about.