Demon Slayer’s overwhelming recognition has skyrocketed it into the shonen large leagues the place anime like Dragon Ball, One Piece, Hunter x Hunter, and Naruto have dwelled for ages. Vivid artwork that employs conventional 2D in addition to gorgeous 3D animations, sweeping/emotional battle themes, and tight story-pacing paired with an ensemble of numerous personalities (I imply, have you ever seen the character designs?!) units Demon Slayer aside from its action-adventure contemporaries. Add within the unprecedented success of the Mugen Train film, and also you’ve obtained a real cultural phenomenon in your palms. But do you know that there’s a online game within the works too? 

Demon Slayer: The Video Game is being developed by CyberConnect2, the studio behind the prolific Naruto combating recreation franchise and Dragonball Z: Kakarot. If you check out the gameplay footage above, you will get a greater understanding of how in-game battles will play out. A tag battle mode can be being deliberate, the place you’ll be capable to compete towards the AI or different gamers utilizing varied character combos. The traditional Ultimate Ninja Storm formulation is on show – select a personality and choose an enviornment to battle in. Flashy combos and swift evasion mechanics that make use of the attractive artwork fashion from the anime assist give the sport its further visible aptitude. And, after all, there are some fairly cool finisher cinematics too; Nezuko’s is especially spectacular. 

But what of the story, and the way will it match into the expansive Demon Slayer universe? A single participant marketing campaign has been confirmed and can primarily comply with the occasions from the primary season. This signifies that you’ll be capable to relive a few of the sequence’ most tantalizing conflicts – from the Tsuzumi Mansion arc to Tanjiro’s fateful encounter with Rui. While I hoped for an attractive sandbox to roam round in (a man’s gotta dream, proper?), I’m excited to see how the anime/manga story beats switch over. 

A lesser-known “asymmetrical survival action game” for cell gadgets known as Demon Slayer: Blood-Stench Blade Royale was additionally delayed indefinitely to provide the dev group (fully separate from CyberConnect2) extra time to shine the venture. Details surrounding this title are scarce, however the truth that Demon Slayer will likely be quickly be playable on the small and massive display screen is testomony to its relevance.

 


I spent all of my Fall 2019 ready for the weekly Demon Slayer episodes to drop on Crunchyroll. And regardless that the sport’s launch continues to be faroff, I can’t wait to play by means of Season 1 for myself. Demon Slayer: The Video Game will launch on present and last-gen consoles, in addition to PC, in Japan in some unspecified time in the future this 12 months. As of but, a western launch interval has not been unveiled. 

If you are a Demon Slayer fan, keep tuned for my impressions of the Mugen Train movie!