Murakumo: Renegade Mech Pursuit

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Murakumo: Renegade Mech Pursuit
Publisher(s)Ubi Soft
  • JP: FromSoftware
Director(s)Masanori Takeuchi
Producer(s)Akinori Kaneko
Programmer(s)Kiwamu Takahashi
  • JP: July 25, 2002
  • NA: March 5, 2003
Genre(s)Third-person shooter

Murakumo: Renegade Mech Pursuit is a third-person shooter developed by FromSoftware and published by Ubi Soft. It is FromSoftware's first game for the Xbox.


In the year 2090, a new energy source is invented and a city is constructed to focus on the further development of this energy called Oliver Port. In response, a company called LugnalCorp utilizes this energy source for the development of conscious mecha known as ARKS (Artificial Reflexive Keneticoid). Due to the high industrial demand for the ARKs, LugnalCorp rushes the ARKs into production; after a while of operation, the ARKs rebel against their human operators and start their rebellion over Oliver Port. A team of fighter pilots is assembled to combat the renegade ARKs under the name of Murakumo.


The game received "generally unfavorable reviews" according to the review aggregation website Metacritic.[1] GameSpot's Giancarlo Varanini described it as "one of the worst games to come out for the Xbox this year".[7] In Japan, Famitsu gave it a score of 29 out of 40.[4]


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  2. ^ Edge staff (October 2002). "Murakumo". Edge. No. 115. Future plc. p. 98. Retrieved February 23, 2020.
  3. ^ EGM staff (April 2003). "Murakumo [Renegade Mech Pursuit]". Electronic Gaming Monthly. No. 165. Ziff Davis. p. 132. Archived from the original on March 31, 2004. Retrieved February 23, 2020.
  4. ^ a b "叢 -MURAKUMO- [Xbox]". Famitsu (in Japanese). Enterbrain. Retrieved February 23, 2020.
  5. ^ "Murakumo: Renegade Mech Pursuit". Game Informer. No. 119. GameStop. March 2003. p. 88.
  6. ^ DJ Dinobot (March 5, 2003). "Murakumo: Renegade Mech Pursuit Review for Xbox on". GamePro. IDG Entertainment. Archived from the original on February 4, 2005. Retrieved February 23, 2020.
  7. ^ a b Varanini, Giancarlo (March 27, 2003). "Murakumo: Renegade Mech Pursuit Review". GameSpot. CBS Interactive. Retrieved September 16, 2018.
  8. ^ Barnholt, Ray (March 30, 2003). "GameSpy: Murakumo: Renegade Mech Pursuit". GameSpy. IGN Entertainment. Archived from the original on December 27, 2005. Retrieved February 23, 2020.
  9. ^ Thompson, Justin (March 6, 2003). "Murakumo [Renegade Mech Pursuit] Review". IGN. Ziff Davis. Retrieved February 23, 2020.
  10. ^ "Murakumo: Renegade Mech Pursuit". Official Xbox Magazine. Imagine Media. April 2003. p. 86.
  11. ^ Hudak, Chris (April 2, 2003). "'Murakumo: Renegade Mech Pursuit' (Xbox) Review". X-Play. TechTV. Archived from the original on April 17, 2003. Retrieved September 16, 2018.

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