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Demon Slayer Game Tag Battle Mode With "Simple Controls" And Story Mode Confirmed

Kimetsu no Yaiba: Hinokami Keppuutan, the upcoming 2021 Demon Slayer game, will include a Tag Battle mode to play with your friends.

February 4, 2021

Aniplex and CyberConnect2 revealed new details on the upcoming Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba game, Kimetsu no Yaiba: Hinokami Keppuutan, most notably that a Tag Battle mode will be included in the game. The Tag Battle mode will allow players to pick many characters from the original Demon Slayer manga and anime, and fight against each other with “simple controls”.

While Aniplex didn’t reveal the list of playable characters yet, the presence of a Tag Battle mode confirms many characters will be playable in the Demon Slayer game. This is reassuring, seeing protagonist Tanjuro is the sole character appearing in the sole trailer released so far. It’s highly likely all fan-favorites characters will be playable, from Nezuko to the Hashira. All the characters who made it to the Granblue Fantasy crossover collab will definitely be playable.

Now, regarding this Tag Battle mode, “simple controls” doesn’t necessarily means the game won’t have any depth, and that’s just the appealing mainstream way Japanese companies describe their games in these cases. Seeing CyberConnect2 is developing the Demon Slayer game, it’s likely the Tag Battle mode will be an evolution of the Tag Battle modes in Naruto games. This should give you a good idea of what to expect.

Besides the Tag Battle mode, we also learned that a Story Mode will be included in the Demon Slayer game, retracing the story from the manga and anime.

As we previously explained, all of these details come from the next edition of Weekly Shonen Jump magazine, which has leaked early as always. Further details will also be coming next week through the next issue of Shonen Jump, releasing February 15.

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Aniplex and CyberConnect2 also announced Kimetsu no Yaiba: Hinokami Keppuutan is coming to PS5, Xbox One, and PC alongside the initially announced PS4 release. The game is still set for a 2021 release. No specific release date was announced yet, and the game technically wasn’t announced outside Japan yet.

CyberConnect2 CEO Hiroshi Matsuyama mentioned back at New Years 2021 that the development of Kimetsu no Yaiba Hinokami Keppuutan is going “super well”, and that new information will be published regularly through magazines.

Another Demon Slayer game, Kimetsu no Yaiba Keppuu Kengeki Royale, was also announced back in 2020 for Mobile. However, the game has no release date estimate.

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