Following Valve’s reversal regarding their initial censorship ban of the visual novel Chaos;Head Noah, publisher JAST reached out to the company for a chance to hopefully cancel the ban of the visual novel Full Metal Daemon Muramasa. Unfortunately, Valve’s response was simply, “We are not re-reviewing previously banned apps.”
It is worth noting that in Valve’s response to publisher Spike Chunsoft about re-allowing Chaos;Head Noah on Steam, they explicitly stated that they “…made some changes to avoid situations like this in the future,” so saving past titles is unfortunately not in the cards.
Thankfully, Full Metal Daemon Muramasa is at least available on PC via GOG, but the fact that Valve is not willing to mend their previous unnecessary bans is tremendously disheartening.
JAST USA’s tweet on the matter is viewable below:
There has been some interest in a #SaveMuramasa campaign to get Full Metal Daemon Muramasa's Steam ban reversed. We reached out to Valve in light of the Chaos;Head situation, and they assured us "We are not re-reviewing previously banned apps."
— JAST (@jastusa) October 12, 2022
Full Metal Daemon Muramasa tells the story of warriors called musha. Using the powerful suits of armor called tsurugi, they fight endlessly. The protagonist, Minato Kageaki, is a musha and lives by the saying “Where there are demons, I slay them. Where there are saints, I slay them.” As such, the game is not a story of heroes who believe they’re right, but of people who, despite that, still stand on the battlefield.
In case you missed it, check out our review of the game.
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