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 (1,433 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."

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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
357 of 471 people (76%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
12.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 26, 2014
Good
-Boobs
-Pantsu

Bad
-No lack of school uniform

Pantsu May Cry.
9/10
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92 of 103 people (89%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
2.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 26, 2014
Mitsurugi Kamui Hikae is what I like to call a "supplemental" game. This is a game you would play while taking a break from another similar "main" game. Some people would prefer to play a different game, but I don't know. Juggling a plethora of games that represent dozens of different genres would turn anybody's brain into stale yogurt. Why take the risk when you can play something similar that's stil entertaining?

This game - which I'll refer to as MKH because acronyms are fun (AAF) - falls under the genre of arena-slasher. Typically a character-action game has some mode where you fight wave after wave of enemies (Bloody Palace, Lost Chapter, Tests of Valor). When a character-action game is literally just that wave-based mode, it becomes an arena-slasher. These are pretty rare and tend to be doujin titles, like Croixleur Sigma (also available on Steam).

The plot to MKH is: woman kills stuff with katana. Each of the five chapters are divided into five waves. Enemies are rich in number but poor in identity. There are guys with swords, red guys with swords, yellow guys with swords, big guys with swords, robots, an evil schoolgirl, and maybe 1 or 2 other different types of enemies. However, this is a short game, one that you can slash through in less than two hours.

Not-evil schoolgirl (I already forgot her name) has a sweet sword and not much else when you start off. Upgrades can be purchased as well as new moves and powers. The #1 thing to keep in mind throughout is parrying. While it's easy to mash the attack button and slice evil to pieces, playing defensively is how you avoid getting your combos broken. More specifically, it's all about the parry. Blocking is fine, but it doesn't work on heavy attacks and tends to get broken by a continous assault. Timing the block just right allows NES to awesome her way through the enemy's attack and deliver a strong counter-move.

There are other tactics to keep in mind. When an enemy is struck enough times they'll start to bleed (turn red). At this point a few more hits are liable to kill the enemy, just before they die the player should sheathe their weapon. It's like that common Japanese maneuver where the samurai cuts a dozen people at once, but they only fall over and die after the sword's been sheathed. In this game it's just something you want to do to boost your skill-points & regain health, though it also does big damage to bosses. There are other abilities and skills to master, but it's better to get a feel for it while playing the game.

For the most part, MKH is a breezy entertaining slasher. It's satisfying getting those big combos while also deflecting numerous attacks coming from every angle. Keeping track of the action can be difficult though, and your sound has to be turned up to notice the enemies that inevitably attack from behind. Some more variety in the enemies and bosses would have been appreciated, but maybe it's just me. I've been playing Bayonetta 2 and it seems like every 10 minutes there's a new enemy to fight. Like I said though, MKH is a short game. 10 minutes in that game is at least 3 or 4 waves. New enemy-types would just get lost in the chaos.

Unlike the games it serves a supplementary role to, MKH can be enjoyed even if you only have 5 minutes of free-time. There's no sitting through cut-scenes or loading, nor does it take several minutes to get the action. It's also possible to save in-between waves, and you certainly aren't expected to play through the whole thing without dying. Start this game up, slash through a few waves, and put it down so you can focus on your main title.

All in all, this is a worthwhile pick-up.
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36 of 48 people (75%) found this review helpful
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 31, 2014
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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11 of 11 people (100%) found this review helpful
6.5 hrs on record
Posted: January 6
I love it, because it is a quintessential action game and nothing else whatsoever to annoy a person who wants to play a solid, challenging, learnable game. Just make absolutely sure you're playing on Hard.

There's the core mechanic (a DMC-style system). It's put to use. There's nothing else - no levels, no puzzles, no platforming. Every now and then there's a boss battle. No bells and whistles, perhaps 20 seconds ofcutscenes.The system is tight, controls are very tight, and the whole thing's quite adequately challenging. The whole affair is so tightly put together that, although there's exactly one challenge to the whole game, it never gets repetitive - simply playing and challenging yourself to get good and beat it is both the incentive and reward for playing.

Also, she keeps flashing 'em.

(Some people write that it's a button-masher. That it is the opposite of truth.)
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39 of 62 people (63%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 3, 2014
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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21 of 32 people (66%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
5.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 22, 2014
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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18 of 27 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 10, 2014
PANTSU 10/10
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8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: January 11
Nice short story with nice effect

My thumbs grow six packs every wave especially boss fight if you use controller XD
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100 of 183 people (55%) found this review helpful
9 people found this review funny
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 29, 2014
It has upskirt shots
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
30.5 hrs on record
Posted: January 8
Beautiful Japanese women, katanas, badassery galore. Fast-paced and so much fun, I definitely recommend this game. I picked it up on sale for $2.49, and it's DEFINITELY worth at least that much.
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.1 hrs on record
Posted: March 27
If you have seen or heard about this game, then it was most likely a "panty-shot". Even though the game has by far more to offer ... than panties. It has a really really hard to learn combat system. Perfect timing is essential to survive in this game. It also has an upgrade system and you want to upgrade health first, Trust me! Getting started with the game is hard, because it doesn't explain you that much. You have to try everything on your own and learn how it works. If you are done with learning, you will see how you block attacks from enemies. How you are beating a large amount of enemies with no problems, and then the game starts to show you all of its potential and fun. It is one of those games: "Easy to learn but very hard to master".

Rating: 7/10
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
2.8 hrs on record
Posted: December 14, 2014
I recommend this game primarily for character action fans who don't mind something cheaper and with more of a novice's touch than they're used to. Certainly do not go into this game expecting Devil May Cry or Bayoneta.

The graphics are not outstanding, but they're servicable and a lot better than I'd expect from most Indie developers working with 3D.

The combat arenas are not very diverse, in that they're all the same, a giant circle with a number of different background locations to add a feeling of progress, but in a way that helps the game. You'll never find yourself fighting with bad level design, and the format of a pure circle is perfect for what the game is all about, pure unadulterated combat.

The AI of the game has a mild Platinum touch, specifically that enemies will not attack you if they are not onscreen, a trademark of Character Action games from the Japanese developers Platinum Games.
Otherwise AI has a problem in that all enemies follow the same movement pattern, that is they walk towards you in as straight a line as possible, then start to circle you once they reach a certain proximity. This leads to a problem where if you run away for enough time, all the enemies bunch up into one big clump, which is a problem as you are either looking at all the enemies, or none of them, making you either in for a real pounding from every enemy or completely safe.

Enemies have plenty of variety, starting off with basic faceless soldiers, then getting two Elite variants, then the introduction of more enemies that also get more complex and tough Elite variants. This leads to there being plenty combinations of enemies to keep combat interesting, you won't find yourself fighting the same encounter over and over.

The game is entirely devoid of a soundtrack, which does ruin the atmosphere a little, but perhaps no OST is better than a really bad one as is common with Indie Games.

The story is barebones and merely there to facilitate the existence of combat.

The game is very short, I have clocked in about 2.3 hours as of writing this, and I believe myself to be struggling with the last boss of the game. Though I am at the end of the story, the existence of an upgrade path, and I believe a New Game Plus type feature, in addition to the game's difficulty and pure focus on combat gives it a decent amount of replayablity.

Regarding difficulty, I have played the game on both Easy and Normal difficulty, I've found the game pretty challenging and enjoyable without being too frustrating, even on Easy difficulty. Bosses are somewhat reminiscent of Dark Souls, they feature large swings, and a somewhat difficult to predict movesets. Will the boss swing once and leave themselves open for a punish? Or will me attempting to punsih their swing cause me to eat a second swing? These are the kind of things you'll have to cope with if choose to play this game.

On the whole I definately recommend this game for action fans, so long as they're fine with playing something with little to no budget and an indie team behind it.
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: March 5
devi may cry: pantsu flashing schoolgirl edition
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11 of 16 people (69%) found this review helpful
6.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 2, 2014
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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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: April 22
Very fun hack and slash game :) I wish the story mode was longer though :( oh well the game is very good for the price it is at :) give it a try!
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9 of 13 people (69%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
3.5 hrs on record
Posted: January 25
After I broke my gamepad on the second encounter of the ♥♥♥♥♥ you are fighting against- Suzuka or whatever is the name after countless atempts- I gladly uninstalled the game. The game is with good and amazing combat system, but few of the bossess will give you hard time.
If you like to die a lot- play the game.
If you like japanese girls in games- play the game.
If you like japanese- play the game.

P.S. I am glad I did not played the game with my keyboard. :D
P.S.S. I would install and then uninstall the game just for fun. :)
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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
36.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 26, 2014
This is a super awsome and super fun doujin action game from Comic Market 84. It's about the blade templar named Misa and she's on the search for her former best friend Suzuka. Recently Misa's former best friend Suzuka just killed thier sensei with her stolen sacred demonic katana with devastating powers, and Misa on an quest to stop Suzuka's demonic bloodbath of destruction. Misa's holy katana has lots of powerfull skills and abilities that she can use againts every summoned demonic enemy that shes encounters from Suzuka's sacred demonic katana. I got this game around the Christmas of 2014 and had lots of fun with this super fun and enjoyable game, This game is now one my favorite doujin action games. :)
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: March 6
Mitsurugi Kamui Hikae, is a high action, fast paced hack'n'slash game that WILL make your fingers hurt to the core. In this anime style game you will find your self fighting what seems to be endless waves of enemy’s to save your classmate who is processed. Can you handle it?

Gameplay: 7

The game is button smashing after button smashing goodness. You fight what seems to be endless waves of robots from normal human size to more bigger and beefier guys. While playing you have accuses to combo moves that allows you to spice up the combat by performing much crazier attacks. While having a stamina bar to use special ability’s. To gain more ability's you will need to earn SP to use to unlock other ability's. You gain SP by killing off enemy’s. The game come with mutable unlocks from harder difficulty, to unlocking costumes and such. This game will kick your ♥♥♥ and take your name if your not careful. This game will get harder as you go. You are able to use the keyboard to play but however I DO NOT and I repeat DO NOT recommend this. Do your self a favorite and get a game controller. Even with a game controller your hands will hate you after playing this game.

The game play while being very solid can very repetitive in what you do. There isn't many different kinds of enemy's to fight. While playing, the game can suffer from slow downs with all the action going on. Every level is pretty much the same circle arena where you fight with just a different background. So you'll find your self playing in a circle arena from the start to the end of the game. However a lot of these are just minor problems.

Story: 5

You are in control of Misa, a blade Templar who is looking for a weapon that holds the powers of demons. One of your class mates ends up with the sword and becomes processed by it's power. You are hunting her down in hopes of saving them. The story is pretty basic but makes up in it's game play.

Music: 6

The music is in this game is pretty good. It's has a nice rock and techno sound to the music. It does a good job in keeping you in the mood of the game. While the soundtrack may not be for everyone I wouldn't mind owning the soundtrack to this game.

Graphics: 8

The graphics for this game is more of an realistic anime style rather than the cute and bright colors of a lot of anime style games you see out there. Some people will argue that this game is for horny guys or for fan service for having a lot of up skirt panty moments but don't let this get to you(unless you want. I mean Hey who doesn't like up skirt shots of anime girls? Anyone? Anyone?). While stated above that the game can slow down at times due to a lot of things going on at once. Each level has there own look and style to them. While the enemy's have different colors to show there toughness. Over all it's visually pleasing.

Final Though:

Being a fan of hack'n'slash games for years. When I found this game I didn't think I was going to enjoy it as much as I did. I loved the game so much that I played it on all settings and unlocked everything I could. But man my hands hurt for days even after I stopped playing. I HIGHLY recommend this game to anyone who are fans of hack'n'slash games like dynasty warriors. This game was so much fun and pleasing to me.

Final score: 7

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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
14.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 7, 2014
What's there not to recommend about this game?

girlXgirl action ✓
Lots of pantsu fanservice ✓

Infact, it's similar to DMC.

However, this game suffers from 2 critical flaw.

1) THERE IS NO TARGETING/LOCKON SYSTEM. well actually there is one but it's only for the bosses.
2) TOO MUCH POSING.

Well now, let me explain how these 2 flaws will actually affect gameplay.

Without a targeting system, basically whichever direction you face is where your attacks will hit. This flaw does not affect your gameplay in Easy, Normal or Hard. I mean the waves after waves of enemies don't consecutively have a go at you non-stop. You could always adjust your camera direction to have your enemies in view. Well at least you have the time. BUT once you reach Very Hard or Inferno, that's when adjusting camera angle to keep your enemies in view becomes a ♥♥♥♥♥. Besides dashing around continously to avoid getting hit by the non-stop attacks of your enemies, you must adjust Misa's direction just to actually hit enemies. And take note, the time frame you have to adjust is about a split second, which you must at the same time release a combo of attacks before dashing off again.

As for the posing flaw, well I wouldn't call it a flaw. More like she poses too much after some giant combo attack. The developers probably thought, "Hey why not add in some cool poses whenever she does a combo attack so that she looks cool and all". The posing as usual doesn't affect gameplay much in easy, normal and hard. Unless you suck and mess up the combo attacks timing and leave yourself open to attacks since Misa can't actually move while posing. So how does this affect Very Hard? Well couple in together with the lack of a targeting system, having to manually target waves of enemies in a split second, your bound to not get them all during 1 of your big combo attacks. Which in turns come to you getting attack the next instant while your posing.

So unless there's some sort of update with at least a targeting/lockon system, I wouldn't recommend getting this game at it's original price. But if it's at a discounted price and you have the spare cash, then yea, why not.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
4.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 28, 2014
Gonna try to write a proper review for this game instead of making some stupid waifu weeabo jokes

Pros:
-Fun hack and slash
-Not computer demanding
-Okay graphics
-Voice acting is pretty good
-Weeb elements if you're into that (panty shots, unlockable outfits)
-Weebs love the badges, emoticons and backgrounds you get for this so cards can sell for around 20 cents.

[/h1]Cons:[/h1]
-Feels like a game I would play at the arcade but thats more of a Japanese market problem
-Ingame sound is not that great, again, the feeling of an arcade game
-Button mash galore
-Controls feel too clunky when ♥♥♥♥ gets serious and you cant get away with mass buttonmashing
-Not many combos
-Expensive to make a badge for.
-Arena wave based combat so it will get repetative with not much replay value

Conclusion:
Get it if its on sale or you realllllly love this sorta game. Its not worth the full price in my opinion
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