Fact Sheet. Jul 3, 2009 16:33:34 GMT -5
Post by Hero of Legend on Jul 3, 2009 16:33:34 GMT -5
High-res JP box:
Very High-res full NA box:
Title: Muramasa: the Demon Blade
Publisher JP: MMV
Publisher NA: Ignition
Publisher PAL: Rising Star Games
Developer: MMV, and Vanillaware
Rating NA: T
Rating JP: B
Release Date NA: Fall 2009
Release Date PAL:
Release Date Japan: Out now.
Price USA (Expected): $49.99
Price: Canada (Expected): $54.99
Price JP: 7,140円
Techical Features: 480p (Yes), 16:9 (Yes), Dolby Pro Logic II (No), Framerate (Unknown)
Controllers: Nunchuck, Classic, GameCube.
Developer Trivia: Vanillaware developed Princess Crown and Odin Sphere!
Developed by Vanillaware, the creative team behind the critically acclaimed game Odin Sphere, Muramasa: The Demon Blade is a unique, highly stylized action adventure that showcases a striking visual look and a colorful cast of more than 100 characters. Hailed by Kotaku as “this year’s prettiest, most enticing Wii game,” and by IGN as “the most visually stunning game I’ve ever seen on the Wii,” Muramasa: The Demon Blade features eye-popping hand-drawn 2D art that reflects the heritage and tone of its ancient Japanese storyline. Set in the little-known feudal Genroku era, players are invited to take on the role of a male ninja or female kunoichi, utilizing their prowess to traverse the perilous yet picturesque levels.
“Ignition Entertainment is immensely proud for the opportunity to bring Muramasa: The Demon Blade to the legions of North American gamers yearning for top-quality, original action games on Wii.” said Shane Bettenhausen, New Business Development Director of Ignition Entertainment. “The talented developers at Vanillaware have crafted an absolutely stunning adventure through feudal Japan that balances subtle, sophisticated artistry with razor-sharp, addictive gameplay.”
“We continue to maintain our strong commitment to bring quality games to the marketplace,” said Ajay Chadha, President of Ignition Entertainment. “We feel deeply honored for the opportunity to bring Vanillaware’s magnificent masterpiece Muramasa: The Demon Blade to gamers stateside.”“
We developed Muramasa: The Demon Blade in the same way as we did Odin Sphere, so there are bound to be a lot of similarities. I want it to be a very fun game for everyone who picks it up,” said George Kamitani, game director and Vanillaware President.
Key Game Features:
• Beautiful 2D graphics
• Large variety of environments
• Two playable characters
• Replayability (multiple playable paths throughout the game)
• Supports Wii Remote and Nunchuk, Classic controller, and GameCube controller
• 16:9 widescreen support
• Excellent music and sound
• Timeless side-scrolling game play.
• Optional challenge stages and mini-games throughout
• Satisfying action elements leading to nice depth of combat (Combat is fast yet intuitive)
• Story elements and cut scenes are well integrated and not obtrusive.