Sega have announced that special costumes for Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba – The Hinokami Chronicles; based on Kimetsu Academy.
As previously reported, the Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba manga (and game it is based upon) takes place in a historical fantasy version of Taisho-era Japan. Tanjiro Kamado is the child of charcoal sellers, and is out selling his families wares when they are attacked by demons.
By the time he returns home, his parents are dead and his sister has been corrupted. In order to save his sister and defeat the demon that killed his parents, Tanjiro gets himself recruited by Giyu Tomioka into the Demon Slayer Corps.
However, there is also Kimetsu Academy; a lighthearted gag spin-off manga and short anime. It took the characters and placed them in a modern junior and high-school setting, with the cast being students and teachers. Even demons are now just delinquent or weird humans.
Sega has revealed that not only will costumes from that series be available, but these costumes also come with their own special attacks inspired by the screwball setting. You can find both trailers below.
You can find the rundown (via a previous press release) 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!
Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba – 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.
Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba – The Hinokami Chronicles launches October 14th in Japan, and October 15th in the west on Windows PC (via Steam), PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S.