Demon Slayer Game English Version Announced by Sega, Out This Year

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There is some hopeful news for anyone excited for the upcoming Demon Slayer game. Sega has announced an English version of Kimetsu no Yaiba: Hinokami Keppūtan under the title Demon Slayer -Kimetsu no Yaiba- The Hinokami Chronicles will launch sometime in 2021.

In a post from the Sega Asia Blog, it confirms Demon Slayer -Kimetsu no Yaiba- The Hinokami Chronicles will be available on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and PC via Steam in Taiwan, Hong Kong, Korea, and Southeast Asia. Until today, it was only set for a Japan release.

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The post also confirms there will be Japanese and English voiceover available, as well as English, Japanese, Traditional Chinese, and Simplified Chinese subtitles. While it will feature English subbed and dubbed options, it has not yet been announced if the game will be making its way to Europe or North America.

The upcoming Demon Slayer game is developed by CyberConnect2, the studio that brought Goku’s thrilling tale to consoles and PC in the game Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot. It will feature a “Solo Mode” that follows series protagonist Tanjiro adapting events from the Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba anime. A “Versus Mode” will also be featured, allowing players to choose their favorite characters from the series and fight head-to-head locally or online.

Here is the current list of characters that will appear in Demon Slayer -Kimetsu no Yaiba – The Hinokami Chronicles:

  • Tanjiro
  • Nezuko
  • Inosuke
  • Zenitsu
  • Giyu
  • Sabito
  • Makomo
  • Shinobu
  • Urokodaki
  • Rengoku

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Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba is a manga series written and illustrated by Koyoharu Gotouge. It was serialized in Weekly Shōnen Jump from February 2016 to May 2020. The anime TV adaptation aired between April and September of 2019. A direct sequel to the anime show, titled Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba the Movie: Mugen Train, released in North America last month and earned $19.5 million in its first weekend.