At the onset of 2009, we knew about tons of the games that were coming out this year. In my head, I made a short list of the ones I was most looking forward to, either because of their concept, the early information released on the game, or the people who were behind it. For Muramasa: The Demon Blade, all three of those items resonated strongly with me, putting it near the top of that mental list. And now here we are, almost three-fourths of the way through the year and just a few weeks away from the game’s North American release.

Vanillaware (Odin Sphere, GrimGrimoire) know what they are doing when it comes to developing fantastic looking titles, as their previous work and Muramasa’s trailers and screens show. I have seen the game in motion and played it, and honestly, screens don’t do this game justice visually. Hopefully this latest trailer from Ignition will shed some light on it for you though, and let you see that, HD console or no, Muramasa looks to be one of the prettiest and most artistically stunning games of the year on any system. Muramasa will be out in North America on September 8, and we’ll have a review for you right around that time.

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Marc Normandin was gaming editor of Blast from 2008 to mid-2010. You can reach him via e-mail at [email protected], or follow him on Twitter @Marc_Normandin

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