Vanillaware president George Kamitani confirmed his desire to bring Muramasa: The Demon Blade to modern platforms in a recent Nintenderos interview.
Most recently known for 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim, Vanillaware is one of the most-beloved Japanese studios with several cult classics such as GrimGrimoire, Muramasa: The Demon Blade, and Dragon’s Crown. The studio is working on multiple games including the GrimGrimoire OnceMore remaster.
Vanillaware’s Muramasa: The Demon Blade is one of the most requested ports by fans, and the company president would like to bring it to modern platforms. However, some undisclosed issues prevent this from happening. Kamitani would not elaborate further on the topic and states that Vanillaware is focused on games currently being planned.
Here’s what Kamitani had to say in a recent interview at Nintenderos:
“I think we would. I, too, would like to port Muramasa, but there are issues there that I won’t go into… Our priority now is to start on the homework that has been piling up on us…meaning, get to work on the games that we’ve been planning to make.”
2013’s Muramasa Rebirth for PS Vita is the latest version of the fan-favorite Vanillaware title. The game has been absent from home consoles for over a decade, and fan demand will surely increase as time marches on.
GrimGrimoire OnceMore launches April 4, 2023 for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and PlayStation 5 in North America. Lastly. the European release follows up on April 7, 2023.
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