GOAT Visual Novel Full Metal Daemon: Muramasa English Release Date Revealed by JAST USA

Legendary mecha and dark fantasy visual novel Full Metal Daemon: Muramasa by Nitroplus is getting an official English release by JAST USA

By Iyane Agossah

July 15, 2021

JAST USA teased on July 15 it plans to reveal Full Metal Daemon Muramasa is getting an official English localization, more than ten years after its original release in Japan.

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Suokou Akki Muramasa – Introduction

Soukou Akki Muramasa, also called Full Metal Daemon Muramasa, is a Nitroplus eroge and ADV (what we commonly call visual novels outside Japan) first released on October 30, 2009 (needless to say, only on PC). Often cited as a masterpiece by visual novel fans, the game mixes several themes, including dark fantasy and mecha.

Full Metal Daemon: Muramasa is the latest game written by Nitroplus scenarist Ittetsu Narahara, whose stories always feature katana and sword fights. Soukou Akki Muramasa has several fan discs or side stories but never received a console adaptation. Muramasa Sansei, one of the Heroines of the game, was also playable in Nitroplus Blasterz Heroines Infinite Duel. Lastly, at the Nitro Super Sonic 20th Anniversary event on October 30, 2019. Nitroplus announced a sequel to Muramasa, Project Vermilion.

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Full Metal Daemon: Muramasa English Release Teased by JAST – Why fans are hyped

JAST USA shared a very short video on Twitter, hyping up all fans of Muramasa, who realized a localization is actually happening. Seeing JAST USA is the traditional English localization company for Nitroplus titles, many Muramasa fans dreamed to see this day come. In the past, JAST USA already released Deus Machina Demonbane, Saya no Uta, or SoniComi in English. Many were hoping the company would bring Full Metal Daemon Muramasa out of Japan one day, and it looks like it’s finally happening.

Full Metal Daemon Muramasa is also particular in how the game uses vertical dialogue boxes. Which means an English localization will make it look drastically different, by adding horizontal dialogue windows instead. As reading English vertically would be way more unnatural than reading Japanese and no one wants to do that.

Personally speaking, I have yet to play Muramasa, and I’m starting to regret I missed my chance to do so while it was still only in Japanese. To brag about it on social media and rise as a true influencer. Jokes aside, Muramasa is one of those things I’ve only ever heard praise of from those who actually played it, so I’m incredibly pumped as well. Anyways you can always hit me up on Twitter @A_iyane07 if you wish to help further my influencer plans and wish to read even more Unneeded Opinions on niche Japanese things.

Official trailer, release date (Update)

JAST USA published a reveal trailer, announcing the English version of Full Metal Daemon Muramasa launches on August 24, 2021. Additional details like information on the limited physical edition are coming at a later date. Additionally, project editor Moogy shared some heartwarming words on Twitter:

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Iyane Agossah

Living near Paris, Iyane is the head of Japanese content at DualShockers. He plays Genshin Impact for the story. You can reach him on Twitter at @A_iyane07.

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