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In a rather unusual move, Ignition Entertainment announced that Muramasa: The Demon Blade would be released in the US without English voice-acting.

Ignition Business Development Director Shane Bettenhausen was quoted as saying, “…trying to dub it, trying to make something more Western is really not a service to the product…who wants some goofy anime voices in this game?”

Continue reading for my thoughts on the matter.


Denmark-based studio Deadline Games has sadly filed for bankruptcy. They were founded in 1996 and were responsible for such titles as Total Overdose, Chili Con Carnage, and the recent Watchmen: The End is Nigh games.



During the past year, publisher THQ has been forced to make some tough economic decisions in the face of falling revenues.  These cost cutting measures appear to be paying off.  In the past 2 days, THQ’s share price has risen 15% from $7.54 to $8.65.