Originally known as Oboro Muramasa (朧村正) in Japan, Muramasa: The Demon Blade is a 2-D side-scroller Hack 'n Slash, Role-Playing game for the Nintendo Wii. It was released on the 9th of September 2009 in the US and the 27th of November 2009 in Europe.
Set in the Genroku Era in Japan, the game follows the story of two different protagonists - Kisuke, a fugitive ninja who has lost his memory, and Momohime, a princess who has been possessed by a dark spirit.
Muramasa: The Demon Blade was later ported to the PlayStation Vita under the name Muramasa: Rebirth. It was released on March 28, 2013 in Japan, June 25, 2013 in North America, and October 16, 2013 in Europe. In addition to a completely re-translated script, four new playable characters are planned to be released as downloadable content, each of whom have their own unique fighting style and short story.
- 1 Plot
- 1.1 Note: This page will contain the summary of Pandemonium of the Oboro Sword, Momohime's story & Ninja Scroll of the Demon Blade, Kisuke's story. For the summary of each act and exact dialogue, please check Pandemonium of the Oboro Sword and Ninja Scroll of the Demon Blade. Muramasa Rebirth DLC exclusive plot content such as Okoi will not be listed here.
- 1.2 Momohime - Pandemonium of the Demon Blade
- 1.3 Kisuke - Ninja Scroll of the Demon Blade
- 2 Characters
- 3 Gameplay
- 3.1 Note: This section covers the content from the Muramasa: The Demon Blade. Content exclusive to Muramasa Rebirth will not be mentioned here.
- 3.2 Protagonists:
- 3.3 Difficulty:
- 3.4 Forging, Weapons, Items & Cooking:
- 3.5 Combat:
- 3.6 Traveling:
- 4 Gallery
- 5 Videos
- 6 External Links
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Note: This page will contain the summary of Pandemonium of the Oboro Sword, Momohime's story & Ninja Scroll of the Demon Blade, Kisuke's story. For the summary of each act and exact dialogue, please check Pandemonium of the Oboro Sword and Ninja Scroll of the Demon Blade. Muramasa Rebirth DLC exclusive plot content such as Okoi will not be listed here.
See also: Characters
- Izuna Jinkuro
- Yagyuu Yukinojo
- Senji Muramasa
- Oboroya Senju
- Shikami Danjo
Note: This section covers the content from the Muramasa: The Demon Blade. Content exclusive to Muramasa Rebirth will not be mentioned here.
The player is given between playing either Momohime or Kisuke. Both of their stats and data are saved in one data file.
Before starting the game, the player must choose between one of the 2 difficulties, "Muso" and "Shura". Muso is the normal difficulty while Shura is the hard difficulty in the game. In Shura, the player deals less damage, enemies do more damage and auto-block is disabled, meaning you can get hit even when attacking. During the gameplay, the player can choose to swap difficulties at any time under the Setting section even when in battle.
If the game is completed on Shura mode, a 3rd difficulty is unlocked called "Shigurui". Once this difficulty is chosen, you cannot change to the other two. This difficulty leaves you with 1 Life Flame regardless of level. However, auto-block is enabled.
Forging, Weapons, Items & Cooking:
You may forge weapons when you collect enough Soul and Spirit required. Soul can be collected as you travel, and Spirit is collected by eating. The Forging mechanic works similar to a skill tree; you must forge one before the other. Once these blades are forged, you may equip them using the equipment menu. Items are either bought from peddlers (basically shops) or found as you explore. Cooking is unlocked as you buy or find cookbooks.
Your travels will not be problem-free. As you travel, there is a high chance that you will encounter dozens of enemies. You will know to engage in combat when you enter an area and an exclamation point appears in the middle of the screen. your character draws their weapon, and you will fight. You may equip items into your shortcut menu to assist you during the fight, including but not limited to: food, stones, and assistive items such as bronze mirrors and smoke bombs.
Momohime and Kisuke must travel to several locations in order to proceed in the story. Along with encountering enemies, they may also encounter the following:
Barriers are essentially the game's way of locking an area from the game so that you know where to go to progress through the story. The developers actually made a very interesting choice as to how they deal with removing the barriers. Rather than removing them without your knowledge, the developers tell you that you must defeat each boss in order to earn a Demon Blade. Said Demon Blade has the power to destroy a certain barrier, thus allowing you further access in the map.
Restaurants & Peddlers:
Some of the provinces have their own unique restaurants and peddlers that sell similar things, but also different items that pertain to that province. To utilize these services, the player is able to obtain money from defeating enemies along the way.
Money is used throughout the game to buy supplies such as Consumable Items, Cooking Supplies, Maps, and Accessories. There are two types of money used in the game: Ryo and mon. Mon is the main type of currency used throughout the game to buy items. A ryo represents 10,000 mon.