XSEED was “kind of being punished” with Muramasa publishing situation
“I don’t know if I can get away with saying too much about this, but Xseed was kind of being punished, to some extent. They wanted to light a fire under the guy who was in charge of them. Out of all the games we actually have ties with Vanillaware and we were able to get Muramasa. We have a very good relationship with Vanillaware already…We do have relations with Vanillaware…Honestly, there are things going on, but I cannot talk about them at this point in time. They will be revealed at a future date.” – Robert Macchiaverna, Acquisitions Manager at Ignition Entertainment
The situation between XSEED and the publishing rights to Muramasa: The Demon Blade apparently go farther than we initially assumed. I still am slightly surprised that XSEED will not be publishing the title, but luckily for gamers, Ignition appears to be working hard on localization.