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Oboro Muramasa

朧村正

Developer

Vanillaware

Genre

Role-Playing

Release Dates

09/08/09 Ignition Entertainment
04/09/09 Marvelous Interactive
11/27/09 Rising Star

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Owners: 342
Favorite: 31
Tracked: 15
Wishlist: 71
Now Playing: 19
 
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Muramasa: The Demon Blade (Wii) > Opinions (278)

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oniyide posted 19/09/2012, 02:51
the game is confirmed to be coming to PSVita...make of that what you will
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piggychan posted 06/09/2012, 08:56
was hoping this will come to the 360.. but got tired of waiting. Anyway just purchased this still in shrink wrap and in my play queue of wii games that need catching up on..
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Faxanadu posted 17/01/2012, 10:32
impressive US sales
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oni-link posted 04/10/2011, 09:16
if it does it better come as a $10 downloadable on my 360!!! But c'mon next gen can't come soon enought Wii U, 720 all the way!!!
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oni-link posted 04/10/2011, 09:15
I don't think it'll come to the HD systems anymore. Why coz next gen is just around the corner. Time for everyone to move on u know?
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thetonestarr posted 06/09/2011, 01:01
I love this game. It's a LOT of fun, and it's breathtakingly gorgeous too.
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Arfen posted 30/08/2011, 02:13
@Boutros I Knew that. but anyway.. is sad too lose an exclusive game but is good this game has the chance to sell more cos' then we can recieve more games from this people !! and I prefer to have the box on my library more than to have it inside the memory of my console :p hehe
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Fededx posted 24/08/2011, 02:56
Is it? Anyway, awesome game, hope the developers at Maverlous are happy with the sales!
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Boutros posted 16/08/2011, 01:22
@Arfen Right. I feel like I'm giving you a bad news if I'm telling you it's coming on the PS3 and the 360. Sorry!
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Arfen posted 08/07/2011, 07:27
This is one of those games that makes you proud to had the system to play it
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spurgeonryan posted 02/07/2011, 05:32
Wow!I thought it was over 500,000 for a while. i think it got a downgrade at some point.
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kingofbubba posted 30/06/2011, 05:48
It was a great game, but they had you repeat dungeons to add to the length (like to collect everything) and so after getting all the endings and swords it finally started feeling old. All that to say it was an excellent game, they just didn't know how to leave on top and end the game (or mix up the dungeons or give a fast warp back from them)
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Cheddarchet posted 28/06/2011, 05:54
Wow, sales jumped quite a bit since I last checked this page. Did they receive a recent boost?? All the same, it's good to see, it deserves them!
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oni-link posted 21/06/2011, 12:22
nice sales...though I should have waited since I got this for $29. Well worth it. On another note, I heard they cancelled the rumoured port to PSN and XBLA. What happened is it in development hell atm?
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Fededx posted 22/05/2011, 08:07
Great :) I loved the game!
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Yamaneko22 posted 26/04/2011, 01:34
Liked this game so much that even bought Momohime PVC figure by Alter heh xD
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gumby_trucker posted 07/04/2011, 04:30
will make half a mil. not bad!
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Mad55 posted 06/04/2011, 08:13
did not know it had reached these sales
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midorigreen posted 27/03/2011, 05:53
the sales for Americas and japan have offically surpased Odin Sphere
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Kihni÷ posted 18/03/2011, 08:24
Finally bought it.
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itachi-89 posted 04/03/2011, 11:11
0.44 is really good for this game, hope it reach 0.50m
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forest-spirit posted 18/01/2011, 12:41
Wow, the Japanese sales doubled thanks to the budget release!
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Cheddarchet posted 14/01/2011, 08:03
America+Japan numbers are closing in on Odin Sphere's. Keep it up!
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Fededx posted 05/01/2011, 04:02
Wow it keeps selling!
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chaos20xx posted 30/12/2010, 09:02
sry
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chaos20xx posted 30/12/2010, 09:01
dead space
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masschamber posted 23/12/2010, 02:37
I'd say 3ds would be perfect, given this game has like 8 background layers the 3d effect would look incredible
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Yamaneko22 posted 11/12/2010, 10:56
DS? I doubt it could handle it... 3DS or PSP(2?) would be a better idea.
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swii26 posted 11/12/2010, 03:10
A DS game? What a great idea!
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spurgeonryan posted 27/11/2010, 04:35
It waas made for Japan but killed in America! 500,000? Maybe in it s life time.
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masschamber posted 15/11/2010, 06:01
Ds couldn't ahve handled this, atleast not with visuals anywhere near where they are.
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Conegamer posted 06/11/2010, 10:38
500k by the end of the year?
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Juma009 posted 06/11/2010, 01:55
awesome game, but shouldn't this have been a DS game?
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Fededx posted 06/11/2010, 12:09
I bought it this week, pretty awesome game! Hope it reaches 500k soon!
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spurgeonryan posted 02/11/2010, 03:25
Those sales are much better! I don't even think there was a price reduction in others or america.
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Tayne posted 30/10/2010, 01:57
Great game. Gained a lot of sales from the budget release in Japan.
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spurgeonryan posted 29/10/2010, 04:15
Wow! Another game that went up ton in sales. Is this becaus of the budget range games in Japan? Didn't they only expect 100 thous or less from this.
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Venox2008 posted 23/10/2010, 10:48
awesome game! deserves at least 1 million sales..
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Faxanadu posted 21/10/2010, 10:57
I meant the sales figures...
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Faxanadu posted 21/10/2010, 10:56
deserves every sale. Not as bad as I thought.
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Faxanadu posted 29/05/2010, 07:41
I really enjoy this game
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r4in posted 24/05/2010, 07:32
I still absolutely love this game! I'm starting to go through the game again and totally look forward to it! If you have a Wii and haven't picked this game up yet please do so!
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Tayne posted 16/05/2010, 03:17
The Japan best hits selection is really helping this game.
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rockleemexico posted 14/05/2010, 11:36
almost 300k @o@
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freddy1403 posted 14/05/2010, 11:34
good sales! very great game
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novasonic posted 14/05/2010, 11:03
290k! This is going to outsell Odin Sphere soon.
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oni-link posted 13/05/2010, 02:20
280K with the game selling for an average $35 in price at the moment is a total win for this developer!

http://www.google.com/products/catalog?hl=en&q=muramasa&cid=5294629218327466284&os=sellers#
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Red4ADevil posted 11/05/2010, 10:41
Just bought this today for a really good price.
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atma998 posted 01/05/2010, 05:39
The game is still selling 2.5k/week which is not bad for a niche game like this one.
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novasonic posted 23/04/2010, 07:04
280k yay!
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ljlrj posted 16/04/2010, 08:50
this game is a real gem everyone should play
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Falk Sturmfels posted 16/04/2010, 01:43
Good thing is that this game sold good with no drastic price drops.
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oni-link posted 12/04/2010, 06:10
It'll get a boost as soon as an official price drop to $30 happens. Besides amazon.com which sells it for $40 it's still full price @ $50 everywhere else. Gamestop doesn't count as they are all out of stock!!!
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novasonic posted 09/04/2010, 11:41
Is it just the numbers being updated? because lots of games have lost some or all of their japanese sales.
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IxisNaugus posted 09/04/2010, 07:50
adjusted down a bit! :(
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novasonic posted 08/04/2010, 02:39
270k! nice!
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Kihni÷ posted 02/04/2010, 08:37
Also good boost in Japan, because of the budget- edition
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Tayne posted 02/04/2010, 03:12
Holy shit! It's the Others numbers!
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IxisNaugus posted 01/04/2010, 02:33
OH MY GOD ITS OTHERS NUMBERS!!!!! THANK YOU SO MUCH VGC!!!

And the sales there were much better than i was expecting, what with all the rumors of retailers refusing to stock the game and all...

This has made me so happy.
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SaviorX posted 31/03/2010, 03:10
Others numbers are here! Just in case they disappear again, they were 50k lol
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novasonic posted 30/03/2010, 09:25
Others numbers! Holy Poop shoot awesome!
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Hero of legend posted 29/03/2010, 04:52
It was #50 in this week's Media Create (Mar 15-21), where as it was absent in last week's. Nice!
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novasonic posted 25/03/2010, 11:47
@spurgeonryan
You're right. It was very low budget. I remember reading they only needed to sell 50k to make a profit on it. They must be very happy with these sales, and will hopefully make a sequel.
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oni-link posted 23/03/2010, 08:41
I put sales in others at 100k bet JP (60K) and Americas (140K). So it puts this game probably at around 300k.
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SaviorX posted 21/03/2010, 06:18
Probably sold ~3k this week in Others (16th week)
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spurgeonryan posted 20/03/2010, 06:14
I thought I red on here a while back that they already made a profit off of it before it even cam eto the states>?
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oni-link posted 17/03/2010, 10:02
yeah I really think that with sales in Others this game is probably closer to 300K units sold already!!!
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IxisNaugus posted 16/03/2010, 02:14
This game was at #35 this week in the Wii specific chart in the UK which really surprised me. Perhaps sales are picking up a bit there.
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oni-link posted 15/03/2010, 05:49
I really believe it already passed Odin Sphere or about to pass it if Others is included!
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Skorpion posted 15/03/2010, 05:52
This was a joy to play and surprisingly just as much of a joy to watch my brother play after I'd finished. I saw so many things I'd missed while actually playing. People can bash the wii all they want, but as long as there are gems like this amongst the landscape I'll keep seeking them out. ;)
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diendong posted 12/03/2010, 10:48
130,000 more units to pass Odin Sphere's sales. Where the heck are the numbers for Others?
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oni-link posted 12/03/2010, 08:04
200k for a niche game is pretty good and still selling at near full price in most areas http://www.google.com/products/catalog?hl=en&source=hp&q=muramasa+the+demon+blade&oq=&um=1&ie=UTF-8&cid=5294629218327466284&ei=NPWZS-20BISuNuT4qHo&sa=X&oi=product_catalog_result&ct=result&resnum=3&ved=0CBQQ8wIwAg#ps-sellers
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novasonic posted 07/03/2010, 08:14
@onilink
They still track this. It was at 180K two weeks ago.
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r4in posted 06/03/2010, 09:32
I still really love this game. I haven't been able to play it much since it came out but have put plenty of time in this past week.

I really enjoy all of the elements that give the game the "Japan" feel that it has. Props to the developer for not removing the Japanese voice-overs.

I currently have 90 of the blades and have finished the first two endings for both Kisuke and Momohime. As soon as I finish getting everything I'm going to restart on Shuro and see how that goes.

If a sequel ever gets released you can count me in as a guaranteed buy. This is still my favorite Wii game and probably my favorite new game to be release in nearly 10 years.
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oni-link posted 06/03/2010, 07:37
@hero

and to our surprise still no update on the numbers for this game. I think they stopped tracking this game IMHO.
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Hero of legend posted 05/03/2010, 06:34
@Chrizum:

8K according to the Famitsu leak! :D
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Chrizum posted 05/03/2010, 02:31
Sold 7k this week in Japan!
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oni-link posted 05/03/2010, 05:05
I would guess in between Japan and Americas for others (100K?). So this probably hit 300k which is decent but could be better!
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novasonic posted 05/03/2010, 04:13
Hopefully we'll see a sequel for this. I remember reading somewhere that they only needed to sell 50K for this to be profitable.
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Tayne posted 05/03/2010, 04:04
So....what's the guess on those Others sales?
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primogen18 posted 04/03/2010, 06:11
sales seem pretty steady for US
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Falk Sturmfels posted 04/03/2010, 03:59
Nice boost from that budget price in Japan.
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novasonic posted 03/03/2010, 05:39
190k finally!
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Skorpion posted 01/03/2010, 09:37
So glad I finally got this. Really enjoying it. Streamlines all the annoying stuff in an RPG. Keeps all the enjoyable stuff. Looks beautiful, with fast fun gameplay. Gonna be hard to finish Odin Sphere after playing Muramasa. Although the story there was better.
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pmaster4 posted 24/02/2010, 01:14
thanks man that is good news, but i wish it could have attained greatness like 1mil sales
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griffinA posted 22/02/2010, 04:41
The head of Ignition on the 1up podcast revealed the Muramasa was a financial success and that they already made their money back. They also haven't reduced the price so they're waiting to do that.
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pmaster4 posted 22/02/2010, 01:05
Another great game with poor sales :(
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Games4Fun posted 14/02/2010, 11:00
Only have had this a few days and think its my new favorite Wii game at least 3rd party.
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Vas-y posted 09/02/2010, 01:34
I finally got all swords!
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wesker496 posted 05/02/2010, 05:37
Just order it off the internet.

I wish this sold more

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EL_PATRAS posted 01/02/2010, 10:24
i cant find where I live (europe). I was really looking forward to this :(
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DOLBYdigital posted 29/01/2010, 05:49
Shame to hear people waiting to buy this game until its dirt cheap. This was Wii's game of the year for 2009. I would think that Wii owners would be used to having to buy games online by now. Retailers do NOT carry good wii games on their shelves.
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Arandur posted 25/01/2010, 12:31
Still no numbers in "Others", but it have a lot of distribution problems in Europe.
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bazmeistergen posted 24/01/2010, 09:15
Just on Monohime now Woopah. I liked Kisuke myself.
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--OkeyDokey-- posted 24/01/2010, 06:33
Didn't have very good legs. I've never seen it on shelves in Australia.
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Ostro posted 23/01/2010, 08:11
needz moar others sales - update it :P
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Neos posted 23/01/2010, 02:55
Buying this game when it's around 15-20 euros
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woopah posted 23/01/2010, 12:33
i was a bit dissappoited in this game. im currently finding momohime mich better than kisuke tho
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bazmeistergen posted 23/01/2010, 07:31
Very enjoyable game... 8 hours in the chaps adventure... bosses are superb.
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DOLBYdigital posted 22/01/2010, 02:11
Hopefully the recent addition of this game to the Players Choice Collection will bump up sales even though its a reduced price. I just want more gamers to experience this amazing game and of coarse for the devs to create a sequel ;)
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Sales History

Total Sales
0.11m
Japan
0.32m
NA
0.13m
Europe
0.04m
Others
0.60m
Total
1 26,478 n/a n/a 26,478
2 5,955 n/a n/a 5,955
3 2,683 n/a n/a 2,683
4 1,882 n/a n/a 1,882
5 1,697 n/a n/a 1,697
6 1,378 n/a n/a 1,378
7 1,219 n/a n/a 1,219
8 1,234 n/a n/a 1,234
9 1,022 n/a n/a 1,022
10 796 n/a n/a 796

Opinion (278)

oniyide posted 19/09/2012, 02:51
the game is confirmed to be coming to PSVita...make of that what you will
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piggychan posted 06/09/2012, 08:56
was hoping this will come to the 360.. but got tired of waiting. Anyway just purchased this still in shrink wrap and in my play queue of wii games that need catching up on..
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Faxanadu posted 17/01/2012, 10:32
impressive US sales
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oni-link posted 04/10/2011, 09:16
if it does it better come as a $10 downloadable on my 360!!! But c'mon next gen can't come soon enought Wii U, 720 all the way!!!
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oni-link posted 04/10/2011, 09:15
I don't think it'll come to the HD systems anymore. Why coz next gen is just around the corner. Time for everyone to move on u know?
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thetonestarr posted 06/09/2011, 01:01
I love this game. It's a LOT of fun, and it's breathtakingly gorgeous too.
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