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Demon Slayer Hinokami Chronicles English Release, Dub Confirmed - Roster, Tag Battle Explained

Demon Slayer Kimetsu no Yaiba The Hinokami Chronicles: Everything we Know

The Demon Slayer fighting game was finally announced in English, under the name Demon Slayer Kimetsu no Yaiba The Hinokami Chronicles, coming with both Japanese and English voice-overs in 2021 – here’s everything you should know.

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Demon Slayer The Hinokami Chronicles release date, platforms

In Japan, the game is named Kimetsu no Yaiba Hinokami Keppuutan, and was now officially localized as Demon Slayer Kimetsu no Yaiba: The Hinokami Chronicles. The localization is handled by Sega Asia, and an official site was opened.

Demon Slayer Kimetsu no Yaiba: The Hinokami chronicles is planned for a 2021 release on PC via Steam, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S. The game is sadly not coming to Nintendo Switch. The Asian version includes Japanese, English voice-overs, and subtitles in English, Japanese, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese.

Demon Slayer game – Who is the developer?

CyberConnect2, known for the Naruto Ultimate Ninja Storm series, and the dot Hack JRPG series, is the developer of Demon Slayer The Hinokami Chronicles. The studio is used to anime fighting games, and is sure to deliver a great game with visuals very close to the anime, as seen in the trailers.

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Demon Slayer The Hinokami Chronicles roster, playable characters

So far, the following roster was revealed:

All the characters are playable in Versus mode, which will also include an online Versus mode.

However, in the game’s story mode, we will only be able to play as Tanjiro. Both Kyojuro Rengoku and Tanjiro using Hinokami Kagura were revealed with new trailers. As always, because the Aniplex YouTube account is region locked to Japan, I’ve included a reupload of the trailers below:

Tag Battle system

Demon Slayer The Hinokami Chronicles has 1 v 1 fights, however, you can switch your character out during battle with a tag partner. CyberConnect2 already confirmed there is no simultaneous 2 vs 2 battle, and no four player mode either.

Looking at the gameplay we’ve seen so far, and CyberConnect2’s track record, Demon Slayer: The Hinokami Chronicles is bound to be a huge success this 2021. The Demon Slayer game, together with the anime series, will keep the flame alive even after the original manga by Koyoharu Gotouge ended. The Mugen Train movie is still in American theaters as well.

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Iyane Agossah

Living near Paris, Iyane is the head of Japanese content at DualShockers. You can reach him on Twitter at @A_iyane07

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