Fans of the anime Demon Slayer have something unique to look forward to in Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba – Hinokami Keppuutan. Originally announced back in 2020 for PS4, it has now been confirmed that the game will release on Xbox Series X | S, PS5, Xbox One, and PC as well.
While there’s still no concrete release date nor information regarding whether the game will release outside of Japan, we now know more about what the game will consist of thanks to a statement from the game’s publisher, Aniplex.
Demon Slayer Game Coming To PS5 And Xbox Series X
As mentioned above, the video game for Demon Slayer, titled Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba – Hinokami Keppuutan was originally announced for PS4. The platforms have since expanded to include PS5 along with Xbox One, Xbox Series X | S, and PC, giving Demon Slayer fans a nice array of options when it comes to checking out the game.
Unfortunately, no word has been given on whether the game will release outside of Japan. We imagine with the vast success of the anime Demon Slayer, that Aniplex will see fit to give the game a global release.
Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba – Hinokami Keppuutan is expected to release in 2021, but we’ve yet to be given an exact release date. We imagine if the game does release this year, that we should spot a release date trailer sooner rather than later.
Perhaps one will crop up at the start of the summer? Hard to say, but as fans of Demon Slayer, we’re keeping our fingers crossed. Stay tuned as we’ll share any new info we spot, including a release date and where the game will be available upon release (if it’ll remain a Japan only release).
Meanwhile, on social media, new screenshots have been shared including some gorgeous looking cover art. You can follow the game’s official Twitter account for updates, and keep an eye on the game’s official website as well.
For those just now learning about Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba – Hinokami Keppuutan, it’s being developed by CyberConnect 2, the team who worked on the .hack games (the first of which being .hack//infection back in 2002).
CyberConnect 2 also developed games in the Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm series, Asura’s Wrath, JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: All Star Battle, and Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot. With this in mind, it’s safe to say that the video game for Demon Slayer is in solid hands.
As for how the game will play, Aniplex provided some clarity on this, which Gematsu translated as follows:
“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.
Additionally, Ufotable, the studio that produced the Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba anime, created a new key visual for the game.”
The game sounds along the lines of CyberConnect 2's other work, so we're not entirely surprised, though it is nice to get confirmation that the game will offer both a Solo Mode and a Versus Mode.
We'll post updates on Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba – Hinokami Keppuutan as they're shared, and in the meantime, you can rewatch the debut trailer below (also from Gematsu) to get yourself even more hyped for the game's 2021 release.