Demon Slayer – Kimetsu no Yaiba – The Hinokami Chronicles, a video game adaptation of the popular anime series, is officially heading west.
Published by Sega, Demon Slayer – Kimetsu no Yaiba – The Hinokami Chronicles is an arena fighter that roughly traces events from both the series and the movie. It stars Tanjiro, a Demon Slayer who fights to avenge his parents and save his sister, who has been turned into a demon.
Demon Slayer has found huge success in both Japan and North America, with Demon Slayer the Movie: Mugen Train recently surpassing Spirited Away to become Japan’s biggest box office hit ever. The video game adaptation will bring back both the English and Japanese voice casts, who will reprise their roles from the show. You can watch the English version of the original announcement trailer above.
In addition to the announcement trailer, we also have this first look at Demon Slayer – Kimetsu no Yaiba – The Hinokami Chronicles’ gameplay and story. It will pit Tanjiro in a series of duels against powerful demons, and will also include head-to-head local and online multiplayer.
CyberConnect2, a studio well-known for its anime adaptations, is handling Demon Slayer -Kimetsu no Yaiba- The Hinokami Chronicles’ development. CyberConnect 2 has previously worked on various Naruto games, as well as Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot and the .hack series.
In the announcement, Sega revealed both a Digital and Digital Deluxe version, the latter of which will feature special cosmetics as well as early access to the game for $69.99. Sega is also planning a physical release for $59.99. In addition to early access, PS4, PS5, and Steam users who purchase the Digital Deluxe Edition will gain access to 13 unique avatars featuring Tanjiro and other characters.
Demon Slayer is being developed for PS4, PS5, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and PC. It will release October 15 in North America and Europe, with Digital Deluxe Edition owners gaining access on October 13. This announcement is part of IGN’s Summer of Gaming, with lots more news to come. You can find more info right here.
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