Since some of our readers wanted to know, we got in touch with Rising Star Games to check if they would be doing their own English translation for Muramasa: The Demon Blade. Here’s what we were told.
“For the English version, we have taken the US localization and tweaked it slightly to iron out a few minor text issues, but for the most part, I’d say about 95%, it is the same as the US release,” a representative from Rising Star Games explained. The English translation was outsourced to Entalize, one of Japan’s larger localization companies. “Since we localize into five languages (English, French, Italian, German and Spanish) its just more efficient to use something that is already available. We will only localize the English text again if the US translation was significantly flawed.”
On the bright side, Europeans don’t have too long a wait ahead of them before they can play Rising Star’s version of Muramasa. A representative from the publisher confirmed to us that they’re targeting November 13th as a release date, give or take a week at the most.