Video Game Publisher SEGA has announced plans of releasing Demon Slayer -Kimetsu no Yaiba- The Hinokami Chronicles in North America and Europe. CyberConnect2 (known for their work with the .Hack game series and Naruto Ultimate Ninja Series) teamed with Sega to develop this action game based on the highly successful Demon Slayer Franchise, which is set to debut October 15th.
The Hinokami Chronicles will be available both physically and digitally for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and Steam. Also, the price for a standard edition will be for $59.99 and a Digital Deluxe Edition for $69.99. The standard edition packs the game with a character unlock key for Demon Slayer Academy Tanjiro Kamado, and all launch period digital purchases pack in unlocks for Demon Slayer Academy Giyu Tomioka and Demon Slayer Academy Shinobu Kocho.
The Digital Deluxe Edition includes character unlock keys for Demon Slayer Academy Tanjiro Kamado, Demon Slayer Academy Nezuko Kamado, Demon Slayer Academy Zenitsu Agatsuma, and Demon Slayer Academy Inosuke Hashibira; the in-game costume “Butterfly Mansion Patient Wear” for Tanjiro Kamado, Zenitsu Agatsuma, and Inosuke Hashibira; 8,000 Slayer Points; and early access to the game on October 13th, while it releases in Japan on October 14th. Sega released an overview for the game, listed below:
“Become the blade that destroys demons!
It is the Taisho Period in Japan. Tanjiro, a kindhearted boy who sells charcoal for a living, finds his family slaughtered by a demon. To make matters worse, his younger sister Nezuko, the sole survivor, has been transformed into a demon herself. Though devastated by this grim reality, Tanjiro resolves to become a “demon slayer” so that he can turn his sister back into a human and kill the demon that massacred his family.
A sorrowful tale of siblings in which the fates of humans and demons intertwine… begins now!
The Hinokami Chronicles is a spectacular arena fighter from the team at CyberConnect2 that lets players relive the memorable moments of “Tanjiro Kamado, Unwavering Resolve Arc” and “Mugen Train Arc.”
Follow Tanjiro through the story from the Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba anime as he faces demons in order to turn his sister Nezuko, who has become a demon, back into a human.”
Exhilarating Arena Battles – Master the multitude of spectacular skills of a wide roster of characters from the anime, including Tanjiro and Nezuko, to overcome challengers in head-to-head battle, locally and online.
Moving Drama – Take up the sword of Tanjiro Kamado and guide his journey to become a Demon Slayer and turn his sister Nezuko back into a human.
Thrilling Boss Battles – Action and drama reach their peak in specially designed battles against powerful demons that will test Tanjiro’s mettle.
Original Anime Voice Cast – The original English and Japanese casts of the anime return to bring their authentic portrayals to the game.
News Source: Crunchyroll, Gematsu
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