With all the chaos and excitement during events like the Tokyo Game Show and the Electronic Entertainment Expo, it’s easy to miss a game that isn’t backed by a huge publisher taking up a hefty chunk of the show floor. Muramasa: The Demon Blade, however, has always been able to stand out on its own, with its gorgeous hand-painted visuals and stunning action-packed gameplay. Developer VanillaWare (makers of Odin Sphere and GrimGrimoire) brings a fast-paced, action role-playing game to the Nintendo Wii, with the freedom to explore an intricate network of 2D levels and enough customization to keep you busy for hours. A representative from publisher Ignition Entertainment came by our office to give us some more time with this Wii exclusive, and we’re happy to say that it’s as fun as it looks.
Muramasa: The Demon Blade Hands-On