Far from reinventing the video game wheel, the title ‘Demon Slayer The Hinokami Chronicles’ remains a faithful adaptation of the manga, ideal for fans!
Long reserved for a small circle of connoisseurs, anime, better known as manga adaptations, are now followed by an increasingly large audience.
Not surprisingly, other formats are also seen adapting these stories and this has been seen in the past with different video games like Jump Force or a few One Piece, sometimes giving sacred titles that have remained cult. Here’s everything you need to know about Demon Slayer coming to Playstation and Xbox consoles.
Demon Slayer: video game release date
The output of Demon Slayer Kimetsu no Yaiba: Hinokami Keppuutan is expected for October 152021 on PC, Playstation 4 et PS5, Xbox Series X|S et Xbox One. The exit will be in 2 stages:
- In Japan first, the video game Demon Slayerwill come out October 14, 2021, and this on PC, PS4, PS5 and Xbox One and Xbox Series X
- Then in the rest of the world, with just 24 hours more.
Demon Slayer : Hinokami Chronicles will also be entitled to DLC. A first free update after the launch will, for example, add two additional characters to the roster: Akaza and Rui (clan of the Twelve Demonic Moons).
Note that with each future update, two new daemons will be added for free. In total, 6 more demons are promised by the developers of CyberConnect2 !
Premières images de Demon Slayer Kimetsu no Yaiba
If the development of the anime seems to be progressing on the right track, that of the video game is a little more discreet, which had worried fans in recent months.
At the end of last year, the president of the CyberConnect2 studio had just spoken during a live program for reassure them on the progress of the project, while promising them news of the title very soon :
« Development is progressing well. Moreover, most of the staff within the company is working on the game Kimetsu no Yaiba.. (…) Although I unfortunately cannot speak at all about the current state of the game or its content, I believe that we will be able to provide new information in the near future.. »
Demon Slayer, the game: gameplay and playability on PC, PS4 / PS5 and Xbox
Demon Slayer : Hinokami Chronicles will be a game mixing action, combat and adventure. Simply, the fights will be in teams of two, with a supporting character, while the clashes will take place in closed arenas around a circular point. The video game will obviously take over the paw of the anime and will offer a successor to the best fighting games thanks to “ultra-dynamic and colorful fights.”
A system that will obviously recall the series of NarutoNinjaStorm, still very popular in Japan and the West.
In details, Demon Slayer : Hinokami Chronicles will consist of these gameplay elements:
- A story mode, therefore centered on Tanjiro during the events of the infinity train.
- A way versusfighting, pure fightingwhere the player can select one of the 18 playable characters to face the AI or real players.
Demon Slayer, the phenomenon of the moment
In this manga, we follow the journey of Kamado Tanjirō, who searches for a way to make his little sister Nezuko human again after she has been transformed into a demon.
Released in 2016, the manga was the best-selling manga in Japan in 2019 and 2020 and already cumulates $ 2.6 billion in sales since the launch of the manga.
Very quickly, an animated adaptation of Koyoharu Gotōge’s work saw the light of day and, while season 1 was a hit, an animated film also hit the box office and could soon arrive on Netflix … If all eyes are also on season 2, the first images of which have finally been unveiled, the future of Demon Slayer will also be written on the video game side …