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Tonight on Mixer, we played a hack-and-slash action game called Mitsurugi Kamui Hikae. Read on for quick impressions and contest winners.
Mitsurugi Kamui Hikae
Japanese-developed indie games are painfully scarce on Xbox One, owing to the Xbox brand's limited penetration in Japan. Thankfully, we do get Japanese games now and then, such as Mitsurugi Kamui Hikae from Zenith Blue. Yes, that title is a mouthful!
Mitsurugi Kamui Hikae stars Misa, a high school-age shrine maiden who doubles as a ninja-like destroyer of evil. She is on the trail of a demonic sword that drives its wielder insane while slowly draining their life away. After Misa's fellow Blade Templar steals the sword and kills their master, our heroine must set out to stop her former friend and the army of monsters at her command.
This game is a hack-and-slash action game in the mold of the cult Onechanbara series. Like that game, you must hack hundreds of monsters to bits. But Mitsurugi Kamui Hikae is a smaller-scale game, taking place entirely within an arena. Players will simply deal with hordes of monsters and huge bosses as they enter the stage. There's a definite lack of variety, so the action really needs to pick up the slack.
Thankfully, the combat is quite good, with numerous moves and easy combos at your disposal. The game also has a good upgrade system with lots of moves and upgrades available for purchase. You can play through the game on up to five difficulties, getting more powerful each time – much like a Platinum game.
If you like Japanese aesthetics and sword-slicing action, this is a cool little game that stands out from typical Xbox fare. Mitsurugi Kamui Hikae costs $11.99 on Xbox One and $9.99 on Steam.
We streamed Mitsurugi Kamui Hikae for ~90 minutes. During that time, we gave out a total of 15 game codes:
- 10 for Xbox One
- Five for Steam
See the winners at the end of this story.
Want to know what's next for Windows Central's weekend Mixer programming? We stream a different game every Saturday (and sometimes Sunday). The stream always starts at the same time: 9pm ET (8pm CT, 6pm PT, 2am GMT). Over the next few weeks, we'll be streaming the following (schedule not finalized):
- September 16: Penarium, a sadistic 2D platformer from Team17 that takes place in a deadly circus.
- September 23: Neverwinter: Tomb of Annihilation, the latest expansion for the free Dungeons & Dragons MMO. Win an exclusive Gorgon mount for Xbox One or PlayStation 4!
- September 30: Beyond Eyes, the beautiful adventure game from Team17 about how a blind girl experiences the world.
We hope you'll tune in as often as you can! Set a recurring alarm on your phone so you'll always know when it's time for the stream to start.
These viewers swing a mean sword!
Tonight's prizes provided by Zenith Blue. Thanks also to our stream moderators for keeping the peace and giving away the prizes!
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