Demon Slayer - New Giyu Tomioka Trailer Reveals More Game Features

The Water Hashira Giyu Tomioka in action in the new Demon Slayer game set with a 2021 release date.

On March 1, CyberConnect2 and Aniplex revealed a new trailer for Kimetsu no Yaiba Hinokami Keppuutan, the upcoming 2021 Demon Slayer game on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S and Steam, this time with new gameplay for the Water Hashira, Giyu Tomioka.

The trailer features a battle between Giyu Tomioka and Inosuke Hashibira. Giyu has several attacks and aerial combos at his disposal, using his Water Breathing technique.

The silent master swordsman who led Tanjiro into the Demon Slayer Corps looks like one of the more technical characters in the game. It looks like Giyu also has counter skills of sorts, like Inosuke, which means this could actually be something multiple characters can do to a certain extent.

Lastly, at the end of the trailer, Giyu Tomioka activates his super move, Eleventh Form: Dead Calm. However, it’s interesting to note he does that while being hit by Inosuke, meaning his super has some kind of armor when being activated.

This would make sense as in the original manga and anime, Giyu can deflect any incoming attack when using Dead Calm. This is only conjecture though. While several trailers have been released, CyberConnect2 has yet to actually detail on paper any of the gameplay mechanics. Besides the Tag Battle system.

So far, trailers for Tanjiro, for Nezuko, for Inosuke, and for Zenitsu were revealed. CyberConnect2 already confirmed more playable characters will be revealed soon.

You can watch the gameplay trailer for Giyu Tomioka in the new Demon Slayer game below.

Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Hinokami Keppuutan – Giyu Tomioka Gameplay Trailer

Kimetsu no Yaiba Hinokami Keppuutan was announced for a 2021 release date in Japan. The game was not officially announced in the west yet.

Note that a Demon Slayer mobile game was also announced together with this game in 2020, Kimetsu no Yaiba Keppuu Kengeki Royale. The game lets players pick their side between demons and demon slayers, and features asynchronous multiplayer. However, while initially planned to launch in 2020, it was indefinitely delayed.

CyberConnect2, the studio behind the Naruto Ultimate Ninja Storm series, and the .hack JRPG series is highly reputed when it comes to adapting Shonen manga into good games. We can definitely expect a high quality game for Demon Slayer.

Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, written and illustrated by Koyoharu Gotōge, was published 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 second season for the Demon Slayer TV anime, adapting the Yukaku arc is coming in 2021.

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, becoming the highest-grossing film of all time in Japan.

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

Future updates will be coming via the game’s official Twitter; We’ll be sure to translate them as soon as possible.

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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