Marvelous, XSEED Bringing Vanillaware’s Next Masterpiece to North America Next Year

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Known in Japan as “Oboro Muramasa Youtouden,” Muramasa: The Demon Blade is the latest 2D action-RPG from cult-favorite Japanese studio Vanillaware whose past credits include classics like Odin Sphere and Princess Crown, and thanks to Marvelous Entertainment USA and XSEED Games it will be coming to North American shores as a Wii exclusive sometime in calendar year 2009.

“Muramasa: The Demon Blade is an incredibly special title,” stated Yasuhiro Wada, Managing Director of Marvelous Entertainment. “From the team that created the critically acclaimed Odin Sphere, Muramasa features a stunning visual look and palette that will be embraced by gamers world wide. We’re pleased to continue our relationship with XSEED Games to bring such an anticipated title to the massive North American gaming market.”

Jun Iwasaki, President of XSEED Games, shared Mr. Wada’s sentiments. “Gamers are already excited for Muramasa. The game has already been included in many ‘must-have Wii games’ lists. We feel this enthusiasm will only continue to grow as gamers learn more about the mysterious ‘Demon Blades, and have the opportunity to experience the life of a ninja warrior.”

Since teaming up during the spring, Marvelous and XSEED have quickly become a co-publishing force here in the states, especially in their support for the Wii with truly original games like Little King’s Story and now Murumasa. And they are just getting started, folks!

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