After the indoor hit of “Demon Slayer – the infinity train”, fans will be able to extend their immersion in the manga universe with the game “Demon Slayer -Kimetsu no Yaiba- The Hinokami Chronicles”, due in October in Japan. To begin.
It’s an understatement to say that Demon Slayer the Infinity Train has outperformed indoors, even becoming a real phenomenon. Released last October in Japan, it beat all box office records. In France, where the animated film was released on May 19, it has accumulated nearly 660,000 admissions to date, behind Hayao Miyazaki’s Princess Mononoke and its 709,773 admissions.
If the manga Demon slayer, released in 2016, was very quickly successful in Japan, it was nevertheless only at the launch of the anime that the phenomenon took on its full extent, to the point of having today become one of the irons magazine spear Weekly Shônen Jump. In December 2020, sales around the franchise would have generated at least 270 billion yen (or $ 2.6 billion) in profits in Japan. This shows the extent of the cultural phenomenon.
It is therefore hardly surprising that the license is also exploited on the side of video games. And it’s in the studio CyberConnect2, who notably worked on the franchise Naruto and more recently the action game – RPG Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot, that comes the development of an upcoming Demon Slayer game. His title ? Demon Slayer -Kimetsu no Yaiba- The Hinokami Chronicles.
Demon Slayer -Kimetsu no Yaiba- The Hinokami Chronicles will be a fighting game in Versus, which will also be embellished with a single player mode mixing exploration and combat. This one will tell the story of Tanjiro, as depicted in the anime, and will also include the Infinity Train arc, told by the film. The versus mode will offer a roster of 18 characters, to face another player or the AI
The game is due out October 14, 2021 in Japan on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X | S, and PC via Steam. If an English version of the game is well planned, we do not yet know the release date of the title in the West.
Below is the latest trailer …
With the bonus of the Trailer introducing the character of Sabito: