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!
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Release Date: Mar 10, 2014

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“The combat is visceral and controls are fluid and responsive.”
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“Mitsurugi Kamui Hikae has this wonderful little trick to it that is rare in action games; it almost bullies you into learning how to play it properly.”
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About This Game


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

Misa is a Blade Templar, a secret defender of humanity, who happens to be a high school student. When her classmate, Suzuka, succumbs to the dark seduction of the Demon Blade, Misa releases she must protect the world at all costs. Already the evil sword is draining Suzuka's life force and, if Misa cannot destroy the Blade alone, she very well may need to strike down her friend.

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. Be prepared: the enemies are relentless and will attack from all sides. If you aren't prepared to strike and roll, you'll be overwhelmed in no time flat.

Weaken your enemies with vicious wounds, employ hand-to-hand techniques to build your katana gauge, then cut deep with your divine blade. A spectacular flurry of blades will take down even the largest crowd of NPCS! After beating them bloody, sheathe your sword to finish them off with style. Be warned: if the enemy isn't "bleeding," then they'll take the opportunity to strike you mid-pose!

Use skill points to learn new skills, upgrade your abilities, and take on brutal bosses. Every playthrough of Mitsurugi will grow you as a player until your success if guaranteed! And if the game suddenly becomes too easy, there are three difficulty levels to test your mettle. Good luck!

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
    • Storage: 200 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • Graphics: Geforce 9600GT or better
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Firehawk
( 21.0 hrs on record )
Posted: July 23
There's something otherworldly beautiful in a young woman who stares into your eyes with an unyielding will as in a fateful encounter you meet her under within the nightscape of a deserted town, as she's surrounded by silhouettes not belonging to the world of the common people. A proud and graceful maiden of uncanny skill as she carries herself with solemn determination, vowing to find her childhood friend and save her from the artifact that has her in its grasp. It is a story of a young girl who braves the shadows of the night, wielding her blade as if its part of her body, making her existence much like an unsheated sword. Drawn to its beauty while keenly aware that there is no turning back once entering her world, yet I do so without hesitation for it is my wish to be with her. Thus it begins.

It was made very clear from there that this game is not a 2D fighter, where you fight computer controlled enemies or other players in a side view window. You play as a maiden of ancient sword arts who describes in a short prologue animation who she is an who she's looking for. It quickly switches to the first stage of her mission through the night, an arena somewhere in a city placed in a square between skyscrapers. The graphics is definitely one of the best qualities of MKH, since not only it is in full 3D, but it shows nicely drawn environments which range from the heart of a large town to traditional Shinto shrines hidden reminiscent of olden ages, complete with either sunsets or cherry blossom trees. The sword skills the can be played are also very nice with the particles of light denoting the attacks making for some really flashy plays.
Choosing the set of clothes for her is also a great feature, since it gives the chance to play in various costumes, though her default school uniform is still definitely the best. Nonetheless there are several more depicting different styles and personalities, and while it doesn't give Skyrim level possibilities of choices, it's a pretty good way to make for a good atmosphere. You can't make panty shots while she's wearing a hakama though.

It also has a great gameplay, where our Blade Templar launches devastatingly beautiful attacks in iaido style, all of which are executed in such a manner that it can only be described as awe inspiring. To use these moves, one has to first unlock them and other upgrades in a menu with the SP collected by eliminating the groups of opponents persistent on stopping us before we can reach the bosses who provide a more interesting challenge. These come in five setting.

-Easy
-Normal
-Hard
-Very Hard
-Inferno

It should be noted that not only does the number of enemies increase with each of them along with the damage inflicted, but on the highest even the slightest scratch is enough instantly kill our brave warrior, so being very fast is essential in clearing it, lest you wear yourself out by repeatedly trying the same waves to no avail later. One could say however that this is one of the real charms of the gameplay, since it provides actually good rounds where you have to be very careful and as such, give a great feeling when the combo does succeed.

For the musical selection, each stage has its own that fits in very well, playing catchy songs that are very good at making us itching to fight, taking on a more modern approach than some would expect but it actually makes for a better experience so there was no need to make it differently. Voice acting is also great, if a little short due to not having many chances to hear it, as Mitsurugi itself is a small game, so it is not a big surprise.

Replayability is also good, though it painfully lacks an option to fight other players in multiplayer, or a survival mode where you fight the various hordes until they either overwhelm you or defeat them through a number of rounds. A few more stages also would have been nice, since the few the matches take place on can be cleared in a matter of hours even on the highest difficulty setting. And with no mods available, we can't even turn to to community for help like with many popular games we do.

But an even more painful side is how the story is handled. They just closed it without providing any kind of epilogue that settles the mission, making it feel kind of meaningless since after the last boss it shortly returns to the title screen. Really now, they should have made a real ending, not this as it shows how much better it could have been if the developers didn't want to finish it as quickly as they could, though being an indie game made for ComiKet it's still amazing with how it grabs the player's attention.

Mitsurugi Kamui Hikae is one of those games that are unknown to most, yet famous for those who like the genre since it has great possibilities, lots of fun, and if done well pure awesomeness. Definitely recommended for those who like fighting games, and even more so when it goes on sale. So draw your sword, move in the night and leave nothing but corpses behind!
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Alfie
( 7.0 hrs on record )
Posted: July 18
In my opinion, enjoyable. It is a fighting game, where you defeat enemies to try and save your friends from succumbing to the power of the sword she wields. The story is linear, meaning there is only one ending. As well as that, the game is relatively short. However, those 100k SP costumes keep you busy fighting those enemies, that's if you're a legitimate player and not a dirty cheater.

I can see the story behind this, but would like to see more backstory. As well as that, the story itself is confusing. How did she obtain the sword? Why was it the teacher who died? Things like these I want to know when playing this game.

It is repetitive, but if you want a real challenge switch to Inferno so you can play Touhou 1cc simulator where everything one hit kills you. Although this game is short, it is replayable and I do enjoy playing it so it earns my thumbs up. Whether you want it will depend on your opinion on replayable games.
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Radiant ★
( 0.3 hrs on record )
Posted: July 17
Your obsession with Japan and its ‘culture’ is distressing and a very obvious sign of one losing their grip on their very existence. 

What I would suggest you do is to put down the anime, step away from FurAffinity, and perhaps pick up a piece of literature. The Brothers Karamazov by Dostoyevsky and the writings of Marcus Aurelius, Meditations, would be fantastic starts. 

I truly am sorry to find you in quagmire and I hope you get the help you need.
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「Takumi」
( 12.5 hrs on record )
Posted: July 16
This is one of your typical hack-and-slash games with a relatively short story, but I enjoyed it nonetheless. It's anime styled with a cute female protagonist. It has really nice graphics and combo's can get a bit of a finger-twister if you're using the keyboard, so the use of a controller is advised if possible. You can purchase costumes for your character ranging from the famous 'sailor' dress to traditional Japanese kiminos with points earned in-game.

PS - It has a full 360 camera which can be moved to any angle. ANY ANGLE.
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DarthMike
( 18.6 hrs on record )
Posted: July 14
The tutorial is terrible, the enemies are extremly repetetive, but the game is fun.

I still don't know how to make all oves form the trailer, though I have cleared hard difficulty

Probaby not worth 10 €, but for 2, 50€ it's a good deal.
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RistoKadmiel
( 1.0 hrs on record )
Posted: July 12
As a person who played several Hack-n'-Slash/Beat-em-Up games before, this is an averagely fun game and challenging in some ways. I like its skill(s)-upgrading feature too. Performing combos is my favorite when it comes to this kind of game.
In a sense, it's a poor man's DmC, which is not really a bad thing. The downside of the game is that it lacks the variety of enemy designs. It can be repetitive too at some points but I'm a sucker when it comes to this genre so it doesn't really bother or vex me much. On the other hand, Misa is a cutie so it's a plus for me. If you're a sucker for Hack-n'-Slash games or just a mere collector, this game is alright and playable.
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[MMold] Bega
( 5.4 hrs on record )
Posted: July 10
Simple gameplay with beautiful anime characters.
I loved it!

Vote 8
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A.L.Gamer 007
( 0.9 hrs on record )
Posted: July 8
A simple and cheap hack & slash game from... JAPAN! Perfectly to turn your brain off, do you expect more?
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Hase
( 5.8 hrs on record )
Posted: July 5
if you don't care about multiplayer, this is way better than RWBY: Grimm Eclipse which costs $20.
i would recommend this game at around $5 price point
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dogtor
( 4.9 hrs on record )
Posted: July 5
Got this game as a sort of joke, but it turned out to be great fun.

The dodging mechanic is way better than dark souls
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
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Recommended
12.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 16
This is one of your typical hack-and-slash games with a relatively short story, but I enjoyed it nonetheless. It's anime styled with a cute female protagonist. It has really nice graphics and combo's can get a bit of a finger-twister if you're using the keyboard, so the use of a controller is advised if possible. You can purchase costumes for your character ranging from the famous 'sailor' dress to traditional Japanese kiminos with points earned in-game.

PS - It has a full 360 camera which can be moved to any angle. ANY ANGLE.
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Recommended
4.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 24
Fun arena / Brawler thats fairly short, but a challenge on harder difficulty's you unlock each time you complete the game.
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Recommended
4.9 hrs on record
Posted: July 5
Got this game as a sort of joke, but it turned out to be great fun.

The dodging mechanic is way better than dark souls
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: July 12
As a person who played several Hack-n'-Slash/Beat-em-Up games before, this is an averagely fun game and challenging in some ways. I like its skill(s)-upgrading feature too. Performing combos is my favorite when it comes to this kind of game.
In a sense, it's a poor man's DmC, which is not really a bad thing. The downside of the game is that it lacks the variety of enemy designs. It can be repetitive too at some points but I'm a sucker when it comes to this genre so it doesn't really bother or vex me much. On the other hand, Misa is a cutie so it's a plus for me. If you're a sucker for Hack-n'-Slash games or just a mere collector, this game is alright and playable.
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8 of 16 people (50%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
7.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 27
No this isn't worth $2.49.
I wanted to love this game. I really wanted to at least like this game. But ♥♥♥♥ poor control response along with cheap enemies and a camera that is way to close kneecap the experience. Mitsurugi Kamui Hikae has enemies that can still move as they pull off gigantic attacks until the very last frames at times. This makes dodging mostly luck. Think about this, some attacks can take over %70 of your health as with the bosses yet instead of standing still as they unleash these attacks they just oddly rotate to follow you at times. It's broken. Common mobs do the same thing at times. It's maddening. Next we have the totally broken blocking system that makes blocking another luck mechanic. Holding block before the attack reaches you does'nt block most attacks. You need to time it to the attack... But that doesnt work most of the time either!

The gameplay gets really boring fast as you find yourself spamming the same attacks that push enemies back when you are fighting packs. Because the camera is so close to you that you can't really do anything else. There are a lot of moves in the game, but they are basically useless as you find yourself again spamming what works, because the camera again doesn't let you pull off the other attacks well. So most of the jump moves are useless during most of the game.

The graphics are nice, but the enemies are reused way way way too much. Later on more and more color swapped enemies show up and just crowd around you and unless cheap attacks from off screen that cheap shot you. You also have to later deal with more enemies with attacks that just cannot be blocked. So its dodge the trash mobs, push attack one in a corner till he bleeds and move on the next and spam your heal attack.

It gets really repetitive. I know the game is cheap, but it's like a broken early beta build. Boss fights are super duper cheap and frustrating. Most of the battles came down to sheer luck in my opinion. Will my blocks work this time? Will he keep spinning towards me as he unleashes his super attack? Will my dodges work?

There is no sense of accomplishment with Mitsurugi Kamui Hikae because the game is so broken you are just glad to be done with the level. Grinding doesnt get you as far as you hope it will because your health gets capped very quickly. Again most of the moves you can buy and upgrade are useless in battle. Sadly you can't raise your attack strength at all so it comes down to a bit of skill and a lot of luck.

I hate to say this but don't bother with this game until the developer patches the hell out of this.
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Recommended
7.0 hrs on record
Posted: July 18
In my opinion, enjoyable. It is a fighting game, where you defeat enemies to try and save your friends from succumbing to the power of the sword she wields. The story is linear, meaning there is only one ending. As well as that, the game is relatively short. However, those 100k SP costumes keep you busy fighting those enemies, that's if you're a legitimate player and not a dirty cheater.

I can see the story behind this, but would like to see more backstory. As well as that, the story itself is confusing. How did she obtain the sword? Why was it the teacher who died? Things like these I want to know when playing this game.

It is repetitive, but if you want a real challenge switch to Inferno so you can play Touhou 1cc simulator where everything one hit kills you. Although this game is short, it is replayable and I do enjoy playing it so it earns my thumbs up. Whether you want it will depend on your opinion on replayable games.
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1,028 of 1,262 people (81%) found this review helpful
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Recommended
2.9 hrs on record
Posted: March 10, 2014
Japanese Schoolgirls ✔
Shrine Maiden ✔
"Superior NIPPON steel folded 1000 times" demon slaying sword ✔
Panties & Boobies ✔
Unlockable Character & Costumes ✔
Skill point allocation ✔
English subtitles & Japanese voice ✔
Under 千 円 ✔ (1000 yen, or 10 dollars for you impoverished in basic tourist Japanese)
Fun ✔
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456 of 609 people (75%) found this review helpful
251 people found this review funny
Recommended
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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98 of 115 people (85%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
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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