Demon Slayer’s massive success has catapulted it into the shonen major leagues, where anime such as Dragon Ball, One Piece, Hunter x Hunter, and Naruto have dominated for decades. Demon Slayer stands out from its action-adventure peer’s thanks to its vibrant art, which includes both conventional 2D and spectacular 3D animations, sweeping/emotional combat themes, and tight plot pacing, as well as an abundance of diverse personalities (have you seen the character designs?!).
Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba – Hinokami Keppuutan, a video game based on the series, was officially announced for PS4, but the magazine Weekly Jump (via Gematsu) has now confirmed that it will also be released for PS5 (with probably more than just backward compatibility), Xbox One (and therefore, Xbox Series X in some form), and PC.
According to the magazine story, the game, which will be released by Aniplex and developed by CyberConnect2, will feature a Story Mode and a Tag Battle Mode in which you can play as a variety of characters. CyberConnect2 is best known for its Naruto games and Dragonball Z: Kakarot.
Demon Slayer tells the story of a young boy whose family was murdered by demons and whose sister was transformed into one. Tanjiro is on a quest to restore humanity to her sister, and in the process, he joins a special force tasked with chasing down superpowered demons with increasingly insane powers around the world. Season 1 ended on a cliffhanger, which led to the release of the Demon Slayer: Mugen Train film, which broke all of Japan’s box office records.
You will get a better idea of how in-game fights would turn out if you look at the gameplay videos. There will also be a tag battle mode, in which you can fight against the AI or other players using different character combinations. You can also choose any character and arena to fight in. The game’s extra visual flair comes from flashy combos and fast evasion mechanics that use the anime’s beautiful art style. There is also some very cool finisher cinematics, with Nezuko’s being especially impressive.
We spent the majority of 2019 waiting for new Demon Slayer episodes to appear on Crunchyroll every week. We can’t wait to play through Season 1 even though the game’s release date is still a long way off. Demon Slayer: The Video Game will be released in Japan later this year on current and last-gen consoles, as well as PC. There hasn’t been any word about when the game will be released in the Western World.