Muramasa heading to PSN and XBLA?

HD Odin Sphere remake also hinted.

Vanillaware's stylish Wii platformer Muramasa: The Demon Blade could be on the receiving end of an HD makeover, according to multiple sources at the Tokyo Games Show.

1UP has reported that the Japanese developer is planning to port an HD version of the Wii exclusive to XBLA and PSN, along with Odin Sphere, its cult 2007 PS2 RPG.

We asked Muramasa's UK publisher Rising Star to confirm or deny, but it pled ignorance. "Our deal was with Marvelous for the boxed retail version of Muramasa, so I believe that if Vanillaware are planning a digital release then it has nothing to do with RSG," said a spokesperson.

Eurogamer's Keza MacDonald awarded Muramasa: The Demon Blade 7/10 back in 2009, branding it "a fleeting but indisputably beautiful affair."

Last year, Marvelous, the game's Japanese publisher, expressed interest in releasing its games on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. Until then it had predominantly made games for Nintendo platforms.

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