Take on the role of a warrior maiden forced to hunt down her best friend who has stolen a sacred demon blade. End the feud between two warrior maidens and the demon sword between them, told through high speed action!
User reviews: Very Positive (1,060 reviews)
Release Date: Mar 10, 2014

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"I know I know i can't pronounce that title either. Solid hack and slash, though very short its highly replayable. Nice upgrade system for progression."

About This Game

The smash hit action game from Comic Market 84 is finally available on Steam!

Mitsurugi Kamui Hikae focuses on high-speed arena-based action. Use lightning fast sword slashes, hand-to-hand attacks and mysterious ancient techniques to defeat wave after wave of demonic foes.

Use skill points to learn new skills, upgrade your abilities, and take on brutal bosses.

Weaken your enemies with vicious wounds, then sheathe your sword to finish them off with style. Employ hand-to-hand techniques to build your katana gauge, then cut deep with your divine blade.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP/Vista/7/8
    • Processor: Intel CORE2 2GHz or better (recommended)
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Directx 9.0c (Shader Model3.0 or better)
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 200 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • Graphics: Geforce 9600GT or better
Helpful customer reviews
55 of 74 people (74%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 29
It has upskirt shots
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10 of 11 people (91%) found this review helpful
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 31
This is an excellent little hack and slash game.

Please, don't expect a AAA quality experience. It's best gotten on the cheap and provides a good dose of button-mashing fun. Simply put, you play this girl named Mika whose friend has a haunted sword thats made her EVIL. Then you just go and cut up a bunch of enemy dudes. There's an unlock system that allows you get more and more powerful.

If there was anything negative to say about it, its that its a bit repetitive in the early going. Boss battles can be frustrating until you figure out their rhythms and there is not a lot of variety to the levels. Each stage has about 6 waves of enemies before you face a boss. Then the level changes. Its basically a horde mode with a Japanese school girl as the heroine.

It looks good and is a good dose of mindless fun. Pick it up on the cheap or in a bundle and enjoy it.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
6.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 2
With the motionjoy driver (and the "betterds3" config tool) this game can be set up (using the mitsurugi_config.exe tool which you can find in the same folder as the game, you can find it using Steam by clicking on properties and opening the game files folder) to use controller instead of keyboard. You'll need to select the controller as "Controller (Xbox360 Wireless receiver for Windows)" in the mitsurugi_config.exe, even if you're using a Sony SixAxis (that's how the motionjoy driver makes the SixAxis controller appear).

Anyway, once you've configured the game to run using your controller, it's much easier on your hands (but still be aware of repetitive stress injury, this game is way too addictive, and so cute!).

The controls are well thought out, but there's quite a variety of things to learn so be sure to understand the tutorial first. It'll give you lots of ideas on how to get past the bosses. Pay special attention to how to recharge your health (the top bar). And don't forget to spend the skill points you earn to upgrade the power of your attacks (I got pretty far without realizing that, but it was very slow-going indeed!). Normal difficulty is probably sufficiently hard unless you've played these kinds of games a lot before.

Overall, this is the kind of well-thought-out fighting game mechanic that should have been emulated in games like "Remember Me" (which has an almost insanely-confusing gameplay mechanic compared to this jewel of a game).
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 22
The closest thing to a Kill la Kill video game.

It's extremely rough around the edges. However, in the midst of glitchiness and generic design, there's a competent action game here.

It's pretty cheap too. I'd pick it up.
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7 of 10 people (70%) found this review helpful
6.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 26
Good
-Boobs
-Pantsu

Bad
-No lack of school uniform

Pantsu May Cry.
9/10
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9 of 14 people (64%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 3
I had a hard time with this game. Not because it is a hard or challenging game, but because it lacks any interesting elements.

Pros:
- Visuals/graphics are done well, a little on a dated side but it looks decent.
- Audio and Voice acting was decent

Cons:
- Combat is button mashing, then button mash some more.
- Wave based arena combat, with no indication of when the wave ends or the next starts. Its becomes a very long and tedious play.
- Camera controls was horrible the camera was never where it should have been, and taking manual control over it was to slow to rescue it. So all of the difficulty in the game came from not seeing the opponents.
- Mob AI is walk forward attack, they do not even properly block so all you have to do is kite a bunch of them into a group and then button mash.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 2
A surprise indeed, the game is solid, no bugs on sight, the controls responds like a charm and you feel more powerful each time you upgrade your character, wich is a big plus on this type of game. Its a basic Beat'em All straight from double dragon, street of rage and final fight : you see bad guys, you bash them. No complicated story, no side mini games or anything. The story is just here to say it exists, the ending is a letdown but i did not care honestly.

As a big plus, for once this kind of game doesnt use fan service to sell, exept a panty shot here and there during some evasive actions, nothing is oversexualized, and thats a good thing, same for the unlockables costumes.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
3.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 7
This game is all about hack and slash like dynasty warrior but a little more skill is required. The inital feel of the game is like an eroge... but its not.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
3.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 27
Let's make this an honest review, alright? I will not crack stupid jokes about waifus and pantyshots, and you, dear reader, will take this review not as my scores states, but by taking into account what I said here.

You see, this is not really a bad game. Its problem lies in the fact for WHO this game is. This game is, what I call, a "You Tube watching" game. The game is very short. A competent player can beat Normal Mode in around an hour or two at best. The enemies are not especially bright in how they fight and most of them can be beaten with one move -> Iai Slash. Once you get this to lvl 3 you can just hold the shoulder button and whack everything with Y. It defeats everything. Some bosses are cheap, but that is until you learn that every attack be Just Guarded. Pretty much till you get to the last Boss, you can dodge all boss attacks. At the last boss, you just Just Guard everything she does.

THAT SAID HOWEVER

This game is pretty good for zoning out. Like, you are watching a You Tube video with a lot of talking and not much going on the screen. Its as if you are playing an MMO, just for people that like Hack and Slash games. The game however is VERY SHORT. Seriously, not much content on. Like an Arcade game. You beat the game and leave it. Beat it again and so on. Like a NES title of the old times.

Can I recommend the game? No, I cannot. I got it personally because I like to fight something while watching long game reviews or when I listen to long talks on YouTube and such. I view a lot of movies that are mainly 30 minutes of someone talking and not showing anything on the screen. And this game, when set to easy, is perfect for this task.

I bought it for 2,50 on a sale. It is not a bad game, just incredibly short and for a niche audience. Requires not much skill nor effort to play. Ideal if this is what you are looking for.

Aside from all this -> During the one playthrough I made I encountered no bugs at all. ...well except for two annoyances, but these are not bugs. The camera will sometimes spaz if during a boss fight you dodge towards the enemy and hit their model, as if trying to pass throught them. Also, if you die and go to Upgrade menu - the game does not stop there. The enemy boss, even after beating you, will continue their assault despite the fact your character is dead and cannot be hit.

Consider this buy if you are looking for an easy, short game. Its fun to slash people. The moves look great and you feel powerful. But that is all.
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4 of 7 people (57%) found this review helpful
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 19
You need two hands to play this game greatly limiting the possible enjoyment one could have with such a game.
Still i dont feel that dirty after playing it,
6/9 would play again.
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4 of 7 people (57%) found this review helpful
3.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 4
i like this game it has anime in it
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 24
is the best game :)
i like kamui hikae, so beautifull :3
<3 <3 <3 <3
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
7.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 29
great game buy this guys :D
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2 of 5 people (40%) found this review helpful
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 29
well, should i say some panty-shots??! :p
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
5.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 18
good game..
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2 of 6 people (33%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 20
From a glance its hard to tell if the game aligns closer to a DMC-styled high-speed action game or a grass-cutting simulator like Dynasty Warriors. When playing the game this question still doesn't get answered what one it is trying to be, and instead feels like an engine demo for something that is to come. The combat is easy to pick up and enjoyable, but there is not enough content or variety to the game to merit buying it. The game does need a controller and plays closer to Dynasty Warriors but the combat style and enemies are closer to what you see in DMC.
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1 of 6 people (17%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 23
Uh. Wow, this is just underwhelming. I got this at 75% off, and I still feel disappointed.
Don't even buy this for the obvious reason, that's bad in of itself, and you could get better content on the internet for FREE, instead of ten dollars.
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1 of 7 people (14%) found this review helpful
2.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 1
Very simple and repetitive hack and slash with a lot of grinding elements and frustrating aspects of the game. There are so many other better games out there.
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1 of 11 people (9%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 7
Not very good
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2.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 19
It's extremely short and dumb with a run of the mill story - what do you want more?
It's really fun to play. It's been years since i felt so powerful while playing a slasher type game. Totally awesome if you just want to shut down your mind for an hour to slice stuff up with a katana wielding highschoolgirl (and other costumes).
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