Publisher Aniplex and developer CyberConnect2 have officially confirmed the release of Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba – Hinokami Keppuutan on PS4, PS5, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and PC in 2021 in Japan. New information and screenshots for the battle action game have also been released.
According to the description from Aniplex, “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 anime series Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba is based on the manga series of the same name, which was written and illustrated by Koyoharu Gotōge. The anime television series, which was adapted by Ufotable, aired from April 6 to September 28, 2019. A sequel film, an adaptation of the Infinite Train Arc, debuted on October 16, 2020.
Aniplex of America released the first limited-edition Blu-ray volume of the anime in North America on June 30, 2020, and the second volume on November 24, 2020. The company, in partnership with Funimation, also released standard-edition Blu-ray volumes in September 2020 and January 2021.
The manga series, which was serialized in Shueisha’s shōnen manga magazine Weekly Shōnen Jump from February 2016 to May 2020, follows Tanjiro Kamado, a young boy who wants to become a demon slayer after his family is killed and his younger sister Nezuko is turned into a demon.
The chapters, which were collected in 23 tankōbon volumes, were published in English by Viz Media and by Shueisha on their Manga Plus platform. As of December 2020, the Demon Slayer franchise has generated $2.6 billion in sales in Japan. For more information, visit the official website here and follow the game on Twitter @kimetsuHINOKAMI.
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