Ignition to Publish Muramasa in the US

By Jorge Ba-oh 21.04.2009 6

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Earlier today XSEED revealed that it won't be publishing Muramasa, and shortly after Ignition confirmed it would instead.

The beautiful 2D platformer from Japanese studio Vanillaware was released earlier this month over in Japan, and in an agreement between US distributor XSEED and Marvelous was bound for America later this year. Since then it's fallen through and XSEED are no longer involved.

Fortunately Ignition Entertainment contacted us today and confirmed that the game is still on the way to North America in September 2009.

  • Beautiful 2D graphics with a large variety of environments, multiple paths.
  • Optional challenge stages and mini-games.
  • Two playable characters
  • Support for Wii Remote and Nunchuk, Classic and GameCube controllers
  • 16:9 widescreen support
  • 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. The talented developers at Vanillaware have crafted an absolutely stunning adventure through feudal Japan that balances subtle, sophisticated artistry with razor-sharp, addictive gameplay.

    Shane Bettenhausen, New Business Development Director of Ignition Entertainment.

    We continue to maintain our strong commitment to bring quality games to the marketplace. We feel deeply honored for the opportunity to bring Vanillaware's magnificent masterpiece Muramasa: The Demon Blade to gamers stateside.

    Ajay Chadha, President of Ignition Entertainment.

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    Box art for Muramasa: The Demon Blade
    Developer

    Vanillaware

    Publisher

    Rising Star

    Genre

    Real Time RPG

    Players

    1

    C3 Score

    Rated $score out of 10  9/10

    Reader Score

    Rated $score out of 10  9/10 (12 Votes)

    European release date Out now   North America release date Out now   Japan release date Out now   Australian release date Out now   

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    Aye, good news, and September for them!. I wonder if that means our date will be pushed forward also.

    That's good news after seeing the news about XSeed this morning. Hopefully it wont be too long till it comes out over here, probably still spring 2010.

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    Would hoping for the EU release to be pushed forward be a bit too optimistic? I guess we'll wait and see; really looking forward to it.

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    Lol, may look like an import job but who knows. Glad to see it's still on track for a Western release, looks like an awesome, awesome game!

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    Linkyshinks said:
    Aye, good news, and September for them!. I wonder if that means our date will be pushed forward also.

    I guess it is a push forwardSmilie. Was the original release for US suppose to be November?

    I will definitely purchase this gem on release. I can't wait to play itSmilie

    Sucks for EU though, since y'all may still have to wait till 2010 for release.

    Am I the only one worried about the terrible translation Ignition USA gave LUX-Pain? Hopefully the budget given to this project is higher, or else there could be a LOT of disappointed fans out there crying over how Atlus should have picked it up instead as with Odin Sphere.

    From the looks of it, Rising Star simply lifted the English translation of LUX-Pain from Ignition USA, so I wouldn't be surprised if the same happens again for Muramasa.

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