This year’s 30th issue of Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine revealed on Monday that Aniplex’s video game Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba – The Hinokami Chronicles (Kimetsu no Yaiba: Hinokami Keppūtan) will be released in Japan on October 14th.
The game will be released for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X | S and Steam. Sega will be releasing the game in English in Asia for the same devices later this year.
Become the demon slayer Tanjiro Kamado to ward off the demons that threaten humanity, turn his sister Nezuko who has become a demon, back into a human, and avenge the death of his family by hunting down the demon who killed them.Sega Asia describes the game
The game will have a story mode that will allow fans to relive the story of the first television anime. A battle mode lets players play as different characters. Confirmed playable characters include: Tanjiro Kamado, Nezuko Kamado, Zenitsu Agatsuma, Inosuke Hashibira, Giyu Tomioka, Sakonji Urokodaki, Sabito, Makomo, Shinobu Kochō, Kyōjurō Rengoku, Tanjiro Kamado (with Hinokami Kagura), and Murata. Tanjiro, Nezuko and Giyu Tomioka, as they appear in the “Kimetsu Gakuen” shorts, will enter the game as playable characters.
Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Koyoharu Gotouge. It follows the teenage Tanjiro Kamado, who aspires to become a demon slayer after his family is butchered and his younger sister Nezuko turned into a demon. It was published in Shueisha’s shōnen manga magazine Weekly Shōnen Jump from February 2016 to May 2020, with the chapters grouped into 23 tankōbon volumes. It was published in English by Viz Media and simultaneously published by Shueisha on their Manga Plus platform.
A 26-part anime TV series adaptation produced by Ufotable aired in Japan from April to September 2019. A sequel film, Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba the Movie: Mugen Train, was released in October 2020 and became the top-grossing anime and Japanese film of all time. A second season will start at the end of 2021.
Source – Weekly Shonen Jump issue 30 via Animenewsnetwork
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