A Demon Slayer game is coming to next-gen consoles later this year in Japan. Expect to see your favorite Demon Slayer characters on most platforms. As reported by Gematsu, publisher Aniplex and developer CyberConect2 shared some new information and screenshots of the game. Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba – Hinokami Keppuutan is coming to PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, and PC later in 2021. A PlayStation 4 version was announced beforehand.
Here’s a quote provided by Anplex and translated by Gematsu:
“In Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba – Hinokami Keppuutan, you can relive the story of the Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba anime in “Solo Play Mode,” and battle as the characters that appear in the anime in “Versus Mode.” In Versus Mode, which can be played either offline or online, players can enjoy exhilarating two-on-two battles with simple controls using any combination of characters that appear in the anime, including Tanjiro Kamado, Nezuko Kamado, and more.”
The Gematsu article also mentions that the studio behind the Demon Slayer anime also did visuals for the game.
Demon Slayer In 2021
CyberConect2 is probably best known for their Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Storm series and 2020’s Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot. Having that in mind, you can expect some top-notch fighting here. These games also get later releases in the US and Europe, so it might be 2022 by the time people outside of Japan get their hands on this one. However, it’s good to know that the roster of good anime fighting games is increasing.
Publisher Aniplex is best known for Naruto and Black Butler movies. It’s always interesting to see an anime publisher work with a game developer closely. It can only mean good things. And a good creative direction.
I personally think CyberConect2 gave us some awesome fighting games. They also did a great job adapting an anime into a game. What do you think? Are you excited about this new Demon Slayer game? Did you enjoy CyberConect2’s previous titles? Tell us in the comments below. And keep on “slaying.”