A new video game based on the hit anime Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba was originally announced for PlayStation 4 last year. Now the February issue of Weekly Jump has recently confirmed that the game will also be coming to PlayStation 5 Xbox One, and PC (via Steam).
Titled Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba – Hinokami Keppuutan, the game is said to feature both a Story Mode and Tag Battle Mode in which are said to closely follow portions of the manga and most likely “adapt the same story beats” that were shown in the anime’s first 26 episodes.
The game will be published by Aniplex and developed by CyberConnect2. The same developers behind video game adaptations of massive anime titles such as Naruto, Naruto: Shippuden and Dragon Ball Z.
Apart from Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba – Hinokami Keppuutan, a mobile battle royale game titled Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba – Keppuu Kengeki Royale was announced. The mobile battle royale game is set as a PVP battle between teams of demon slayers and demons while using different skills based on the anime.
According to the Anime News Network, Aniplex has delayed the launch of the mobile game to give it some more spit and polish. The game was initially set to be released last year as a free-to-play smartphone game but it is now is expected to be released this year alongside Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba – Hinokami Keppuutan.
For those who haven’t caught up with Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba. The anime follows Tanjiro Kamado, one of two survivors when demons have attacked and killed his family while leaving Tanjiro and his sister Nezuko as the survivors of the attack. But the attack also made Nezuko slowly turn into a demon. Tanjiro is now left to find a cure for his sister while joining the ranks of the Demon Slayer Corps and avenge the death of his loved ones.
The anime series is currently available on major streaming platforms including Netflix, Crunchyroll among others. It is currently one of the biggest manga titles in Japan, eclipsing stalwarts such as Attack on Titan and even One Piece.
Its film, on the other hand, titled Demon Slayer Mugen: Train has also done well at the box office, claiming top spot after its release last year in Japan after earning ¥36.8 billion (Php16.88 million) in box office receipts, surpassing Studio Ghibli’s legendary 2001 film Spirited Away as the number one film ever in Japan.
With fans eagerly awaiting rumored of an early 2021 western release for the film, Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba is set to cement itself as one of the most successful manga and animé franchises around.
As for the upcoming Demon Slayer games, the question now is if they’ll be able to do the series justice.
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