Demon Slayer has become an anime that has had a meteoric rise in the past couple of years since the release of the anime back in April of 2019.
Two years following the release of the anime, Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba the Movie: Mugen Train releases this past April to resounding praise. Hardcore fans of the manga and anime ate it up, and it seems the movie has done really well with general audiences, grossing 456.1 million USD as of the making of this article.
Demon Slayer's first run on the silver screen is now the first Japanese movie to top the US Box Office since the original Pokémon movie that captured hearts way back in 1998.
Demon Slayer Hinokami Keppuutan Release Date: When is it?
Off the back of the wildly popular manga, anime, and recent film release, (although the game was in development before the release of the movie) developer CyberConnect2 is the studio tasked with bringing Koyoharu Gotouge's original beloved works to life. CyberConnect 2 is also responsible for the release of Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot back in early 2020.
Demon Slayer Hinokami Keppuutan will be a third-person action fighting game, with two players fighting on a battlefield as you would see in any standard fighting game.
Solo Play Mode is the single player mode of Demon Slayer Hinokami Keppuutan, where players relive the story as depicted in the anime. The player takes control of Tanjiro Kamado, fighting against demons seeking to return his sister Nezuko's soul back to human after their family was attacked, leaving Nezuko as a demon.
Just as any fighting game should, the singleplayer mode is accompanied by a Verus Mode, where players can play as any two characters of their choice, fit with an online ladder system just like Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate.
Will Demon Slayer Hinokami Keppuutan Follow Anything from Mugen Train?
Although the wild success of the Demon Slayer movie cannot be denied, CyberConnect2 sent out to develop the Shonen Jump series' fighting game well before the release of the film.
With that being said, it is currently unknown if the events of Mugen Train will be playable in the game.
Previously announced as a PS4 exclusive, Demon Slayer: Hinokami Kepputan is set to come out on PC, PlayStation 4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S sometime in 2021.