GamesRadar writes: "Even discounting its looks and elaborate boss battles, there's little doubt that Muramasa will be a truly hardcore game; after we wrapped up our time with it, we were told we had played on the easiest mode, and that the hardest mode was Ninja Gaiden-esque in its challenge. On top of that, the publisher went with the daring choice of keeping the original Japanese dialogue and having it subtitled. Some players may have problems with this, but the world is just so steeped in Japanese myth and history that it really fits. Here's hoping that the exciting gameplay and pretty looks can sustain themselves for an entire game when it comes out early next month. We leave you now with the promised sexiness, which followed the boss's defeat".