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The arena fighter is set to bring the popular anime west in just a few short months.

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Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba - Hinokami Keppuutan is set to arrive in North America and Europe on October 15,2021, courtesy of Sega, the publisher announced today in a press release. Developed by frequent Bandai Namco collaborator CyberConnect2, the arena fighter is based on the anime of the same name.

Set in the Taisho Period in Japan, Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba - Hinokami Keppuutan features a kindhearted young charcoal salesman named Tanjiro, who faces grievous loss at the hands (or claws?) of demons. They slaughtered most of his family, his sister aside, and even her they turned into a demon who could really do with a return to her former human self.

According to the press release, the game depicts memorable moments of "Tanjiro Kamado, Unwavering Resolve Arc" and "Mugen Train Arc." That probably means something to you if you're a huge fan of the animated work.

In the game, players should look forward to:

  • Exhilarating Arena Battles – Master the multitude of spectacular skills of a wide roster of characters from the anime, including Tanjiro and Nezuko, to overcome challengers in head-to-head battle, locally and online.

  • Moving Drama – Take up the sword of Tanjiro Kamado and guide his journey to become a Demon Slayer and turn his sister Nezuko back into a human.

  • Thrilling Boss Battles – Action and drama reach their peak in specially designed battles against powerful demons that will test Tanjiro’s mettle.

  • Original Anime Voice Cast – The original English and Japanese casts of the anime return to bring their authentic portrayals to the game.
Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba - Hinokami Keppuutan is presently available for pre-order on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X in two digital editions, with Steam pre-orders to follow shortly. If you purchase the Digital Deluxe edition, you can access the game two days early, on October 13.

One thing worth mentioning is that a variety of extras included as part of the Digital Deluxe edition appear to be exclusive to PlayStation and PC hardware, including 13 avatars and a static theme. The "limited-time Launch Edition" of the Digital Edition also includes character unlocks for Giyu Tomioka and Shinobu Kocho that apparently won't be available when you don't purchase in advance.

Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba - Hinokami Keppuutan will retail for $59.99 when you buy the digital or physical Standard edition, or $69.99 if you decide to spoil yourself with the Digital Deluxe edition.

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Staff article by Jason Venter (June 28, 2021)

Jason Venter has been playing games for 30 years, since discovering the Apple IIe version of Mario Bros. in his elementary school days. Now he writes about them, here at HonestGamers and also at other sites that agree to pay him for his words.

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