Muramasa: The Demon Blade Lands New Publisher, Launch Date

Vanillaware's lovely looking Wii game Muramasa: The Demon Blade (née Oboro Muramasa) is no longer coming to North America by way of publisher XSEED. Instead, publisher Ignition Entertainment will bring it to these shores.


The publisher announced today that it had acquired the North American publishing rights to the title, planning for a September 2009 release, talking us down from the ledge, drying our tears, wiping our noses and telling us that everything will be alright.

Muramasa: The Demon Blade comes from the development team responsible for the gorgeous side-scrolling action game Odin Sphere. According to Ignition, the game will support 16:9 widescreen display, two playable characters—one ninja, one kunoichi—and has been "hailed by Kotaku as 'this year's prettiest, most enticing Wii game.'" And they're right! We totally said that.

New-like screens of the Wii exclusive await you...


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