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Kimetsu no Yaiba Hinokami Keppuutan - CyberConnect2 CEO Says Development is Going Super Well With News Coming Soon

Most of the staff at CyberConnect2 is currently focusing on Kimetsu no Yaiba Hinokami Keppuutan, the upcoming Demon Slayer PS4 game.

December 31, 2020

Hiroshi Matsuyama, CEO of CyberConnect2, said the development of the Demon Slayer PS4 game, Kimetsu no Yaiba Hinokami Keppuutan, is going super well, with new news coming soon.

On December 31, CyberConnect2 held a special New Year’s Eve 2020 live stream, featuring Hiroshi Matsuyama but also Katsuhira Harada from Bandai Namco. They chatted about their future projects for 2021. In particular, they brought up the Demon Slayer PS4 game. Hiroshi Matsuyama explained several points (Thanks to Game’s Talk for the summary).

First off, Hiroshi Matsuyama said he can’t tell us much about the game yet. However, new information will be published soon. Through the usual magazines, V Jump and Weekly Shonen Jump.

Hiroshi Matsuyama also explained that while we didn’t get any news since the game was officially announced with a trailer, the game’s development is going incredibly well. Moreover, most of the staff at CC2 is working on the game at the moment.

Kimetsu no Yaiba Hinokami Keppuutan was first announced by Aniplex in March 2020.

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Aniplex also announced a mobile game. Kimetsu no Yaiba Keppuu Kengeki Royale. However, it was recently indefinitely delayed.

Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba is one of the most popular manga ever, written and illustrated by Koyoharu Gotōge. It ran in Weekly Shonen Jump from February 15, 2016, to May 18, 2020. A first TV anime adaptation by Studio Ufotable aired in 2019. A first anime movie titled Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba the Movie: Mugen Train released on October 16, 2020, in Japan. As a direct sequel to the TV series, and adapting more of the original manga, the movie quickly became the second highest-grossing film of all time in Japan. More anime is coming as well.

As such, the Demon Slayer PS4 game is also one of the hypest upcoming game releases. Especially knowing CyberConnect2 does a great job at adapting Shounen manga into games.

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Iyane Agossah

Living near Paris, Iyane (He/Him) is the head of Japanese content at DualShockers. He speaks Japanese, has been watching anime for over 25 years, and plays Genshin Impact mainly for its story. You can reach him on Twitter at @A_iyane07.

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