Aniplex and Cyberconnect2’s dropped a new batch of screenshots from Demon Slayer: Hinokami Kepputan, as well as officially confirming the game’s platform release plans. The game, which is based on the Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba manga and anime series, will be released in 2021 on the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series, and PC. Previous reports on the platforms were based on leaks and did not mention the port for the Xbox Series X. [Thanks, 4Gamer]
The screens show off gameplay from Demon Slayer: Hinokami Kepputan, as well as a number of playable characters. The characters include Demon Slayer protagonist Tanjiro Kamado and his sister Nezuko, and their friend Zenitsu Agatsuma. A fight is shown between Tanjiro and dual-wielding wild man Inosuke Hashibira (who wears a wild boar mask over his head), as well.
From the looks of things, it appears that Hinokami Kepputan will be treading a path similar to many other licensed anime and manga titles, taking on the design of an arena-style fighting game. Given Cyberconnect2’s pedigree as developer of the popular Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Storm series, the notion makes sense. Descriptions of Hinokami Kepputan found on the official website also promise players the ability to relive the Demon Slayer anime via a “Solo” mode, and battling it out in online and offline “Versus” modes. A tag-team system also lets players pair characters together for ideal results in 2v2 matches.
Here’s the new key art:
Demon Slayer: Hinokami Kepputan will launch in Japan in 2021 for the PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series, and PC. An English localization has not been confirmed, but given the worldwide popularity of the franchise, seems to be a foregone conclusion.