Sega Asia have announced the English localization of Demon Slayer -Kimetsu no Yaiba- The Hinokami Chronicles via a new teaser trailer.
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 the demon slayer Giyu Tomioka. The manga began in 2016, and concluded its 205 chapter serialization May 18th, 2020.
Players pick two characters to take part in 1v1 tag battles in 3D arenas. This may seem familiar based on developer CyberConnect 2’s previous works (Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot, Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4, Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Trilogy). Now Sega Asia have revealed they are publishing the title in English.
You can find the first English gameplay teaser trailer below, along with a “development report” teasing some behind-the-scenes development.
While Sega Asia will likely release the title physically in English-speaking Asian countries, the digital title will likely be available worldwide digitally. Licencing aside, a physical western release is now all the easier; though the series popularity had likely all but confirmed it. Along with 40 million copies in circulation in 2020, the manga has reportedly outsold the entire US comic industry [1, 2].
Demon Slayer -Kimetsu no Yaiba- The Hinokami Chronicles launches 2021 on Windows PC (via Steam), PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S.