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Kimetsu no Yaiba Hinokami Keppuutan News Coming Early February

Weekly Shonen Jump magazine releasing on February 8 will include news for the Demon Slayer Kimetsu no Yaiba PS4 game by CyberConnect2

January 28, 2021

CyberConnect2 and Aniplex will reveal new details on the upcoming Demon Slayer PS4 game, Kimetsu no Yaiba Hinokami Keppuutan, on February 8, through the Weekly Shonen Jump magazine releasing that day.

As pointed out by Game’s Talk, the usual magazine leaks this week revealed that Weekly Shonen Jump 2021 n°9, out on February 1, will announce that new information on Kimetsu no Yaiba Hinokami Keppuutan is coming in the next issue, Weekly Shonen Jump 2021 n°10. Out on February 8.

Hiroshi Matsuyama, president of developing studio CyberConnect2, said back at New Years 2021 that Hinokami Keppuutan‘s development is going super well and that we’d get news soon through the usual magazines. CyberConnect2 is known for its Naruto games and the .Hack JRPG series.

The Demon Slayer PS4 game was first announced back in March 2020 for a 2021 release, and we’ve only got a single trailer and a development report video then, and nothing else since. While we’ve never seen any actual gameplay, Hinokami Keppuutan is officially described as a “demon-slaying action game”. and a “versus-fighting action game”.

A Demon Slayer mobile game was also announced simultaneously, Kimetsu no Yaiba Keppuu Kengeki Royale. However, while initially planned to launch in 2020, it was indefinitely delayed.

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Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba is an incredibly popular shonen manga by Koyoharu Gotōge. It ran in Weekly Shonen Jump magazine 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. In 45 days, the movie became the second highest-grossing film of all time in Japan. And in 73 days, it overcame Hayao Miyazaki’s Spirited Away (Sen to Chihiro no Kamikakushi if you’re an otaku) and took pole position.

Demon Slayer was also recently featured in a crossover collab event in gacha JRPG Granblue Fantasy.

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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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