Anyone who already played the game will surely agree with me: Muramasa: The Demon Blade is a gorgeous game even on the old Wii hardware.
The recent news of a PsVita port of the game is certainly a good one since the portable format suits its gameplay style, a sidescrolling action rpg with tons of weapons and abilities to use, beautiful 2D graphics and huge bosses taken from Japanese mythology and folklore.
Game’s producer Yoshifumi Hashimoto has recently explained why the team has choosen to port the game on PsVita, despite its not so good sales all over the world: Hashimoto said that, while a Ps3 or Xbox 360 version would have done better numbers on the market, the hand drawn 2D graphics, with really bright colors, of the game will benefit greatly from the Vita OLED screen.
Hashimoto also talked about the content that had to be cut from the Wii version of the game. And a lot of it had to go to release the game in time such as gameplay features and story scenes. Apparently the new content for the Vita port won’t be the stuff that was cut from the Wii version but it will be developed from scratch: completely new characters have already been announced and most of the new content will revolve around them.
Muramasa: the Demon Blade will hit PsVita in Japan on March 28, 2013. A western release is currently being considered: the original game was released in the west with a somewhat unpolished translation that detracted from the whole experience. Let’s hope the game will be treated as it deserves this time.
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