I've been waiting patiently for the US release of Oboro Muramasa Youtouden, known here as Muramasa: The Demon Blade. Japanese-literate friends who have imported it are already raving about it, and with XSEED handling the distribution, everything seemed more or less set to go. That is, until the company announced this morning that the deal was off. From the official statement:
It looks like Ignition will be publishing Muramasa instead, and it comes out this September. Many Atlus fans were hoping to see the fan-favorite publisher take the helm on this one, as is reflected in this forum thread. It was a little unsettling to hear at first, but the news could be much, much worse -- the game's US release could be cancelled, for example. Does XSEED pulling out of the project have any influence on your decision to buy Muramasa, or will you get it no matter who's responsible for its distribution?
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