SEGA to release Demon Slayer -Kimetsu no Yaiba- The Hinokami Chronicles in Asia


May 24, 2021 – SEGA announces Demon Slayer -Kimetsu no Yaiba- The Hinokami Chronicles based on the anime adaptation of Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba is coming to PlayStation®4, PlayStation®5, Steam, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S in Taiwan, Hong Kong, Korea and Southeast Asia!

Demon Slayer -Kimetsu no Yaiba- The Hinokami Chronicles features both a Solo Mode that follows the story as portrayed in the Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba anime and a Versus Mode where you can take control of a character and match up against others.

In Versus Mode, enjoy a simple but exhilarating battle system that allows up to 2 players. You can freely choose two characters from the anime to take part in 2 vs 2 battles on or offline. Confirmed characters include  Tanjiro Kamado, Nezuko Kamado, Zenitsu Agatsuma, Inosuke Hashibira,  Giyu Tomioka, Sakonji Urokodaki, Sabito, Makomo, Shinobu Kocho, Kyojuro Rengoku.

Slated for a 2021 release, Demon Slayer -Kimetsu no Yaiba- The Hinokami Chronicles is developed by CyberConnect2 Co. Ltd., and published by Sega, based on the hit anime and manga series Kimetsu no Yaiba by Koyoharu Gotoge.

Watch the development report of Demon Slayer -Kimetsu no Yaiba- The Hinokami Chronicles:

About the Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba anime
The animated adaptation of Koyoharu Gotouge’s manga series from Shueisha Jump Comics that has now sold over 150 million copies of volumes 1~23 in total. The show, which originally began broadcast in April 2019, follows the story of Tanjiro Kamado, a boy whose family was murdered by a demon while his own sister, Nezuko, was turned into one herself. Tanjiro Kamado joined the Demon Slayer Corps, in order to find a way to turn his sister back into a human. This adventure exploded in popularity not only in Japan but also around the world, as it portrayed the heartrending ties between humans and demons and a ghastly swashbuckler, while having its moments of comic relief.

Demon Slayer – Kimetsu no Yaiba – The Movie: Mugen Train, premiering October 2020 in Japan and later worldwide, directly follows the events of the first season of the anime series. By May 24 in Japan alone, the movie scored around 28,966,806 audiences and ¥40,016,942,050 in box office revenue, with a total revenue of around ¥51.7 billion plus 41.35 million audiences in 45 regions around the world. The anime titled Entertainment District Arc is also set to release in 2021.