Sega has announced that an English version of the Demon Slayer fighting game will be available outside of Japan later this year.
In a recent blog, the video game company confirmed that Demon Slayer: The Hikonami Chronicles—locally known in Japan as Kimetsu no Yaiba: Hinokami Keppūtan—is coming to PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and Steam in Taiwan, Hong Kong, Korea and Southeast Asia sometime in 2021.
According to Sega, the highly-awaited game will feature a story mode that follows Tanjiro Kamado as he faces off with demons in a bid to turn his sister, Nezuko, back into a human. There will also be a 2 versus 2 mode which allows players to duke it out using their favorite characters from the series including Zenitsu Agatsuma, Inosuke Hashibira, Giyu Tomioka, Sakonji Urokodaki, Sabito, Makomo, Shinobu Kocho, Kyojuro Rengoku.
Apart from the confirmation of the English dubbed version of the game, a new gameplay video also surfaced online, which features Tanjiro wielding the Kamado family's Sun Breathing technique against his opponents. Check out the clip below:
Aside from the game and the massively-successful Demon Slayer movie, the second season of the anime series is officially underway. The new season, which will cover the Entertainment District Arc, will also debut this year.
Based on the best-selling manga by Koyoharu Gotouge, the anime series, which first premiered in 2019, follows the story of Tanjiro and his journey to find a cure for his sister Nezuko, who turned into a demon following their family’s brutal murder.
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