Rumors swirled on Resetera about a fighting game in development based on a popular manga. Then, the hearsay manifested into reality when Sega announced “Demon Slayer -Kimetsu no Yaiba- The Hinokami Chronicles” as part of IGN’s Summer of Gaming in late June.
According to the official website, the Adventure Mode faithfully follows the “Demon Slayer” anime. Protagonist Tanjiro Kamado becomes a demon slayer after the death of his family, setting off on a journey to change his sister, Nezuko, back from a demon into a human. This is no easy feat, as he needs to track down and defeat Muzan Kibutsuji, his family’s killer and the strongest demon of all.
CyberConnect2, the studio in charge of “Demon Slayer,” works almost exclusively on anime games. Some of the studio’s adaptations include “Naruto,” “Dragon Ball Z,” and “.hack.” Many of these received decent scores on Metacritic. In short, “Demon Slayer” is only the latest in CyberConnect2’s portfolio of successful anime-inspired titles.
Here’s what we know so far about the new arena anime fighter, “Demon Slayer.”