Demon Slayer: The Hinokami Chronicles Game Heads to North America, Europe This October
SEGA announces plans to publish CyberConnect2's game in the west
Following up on the recent updates about the Asian release with English support, SEGA has come through with an official announcement that brings Demon Slayer -Kimetsu no Yaiba- The Hinokami Chronicles game to the west. CyberConnect 2's action game is due out on PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and Steam in North America and Europe on October 15.
The Hinokami Chronicles will be available in both a standard edition for $59.99 and a Digital Deluxe Edition for $69.99. The standard edition packs the game with a character unlock key for Demon Slayer Academy Tanjiro Kamado, and all launch period digital purchases pack in unlocks for Demon Slayer Academy Giyu Tomioka and Demon Slayer Academy Shinobu Kocho.
As for deluxe bonuses, players will get early access to the game on October 13 along with 8,000 Slayer Points, the Butterfly Mansion Patient Wear costume for Tanjiro Kamado, Zenitsu Agatsuma, and Inosuke Hashibira and unlock keys for Demon Slayer Academy Tanjiro Kamado, Demon Slayer Academy Nezuko Kamado, Demon Slayer Academy Zenitsu Agatsuma, and Demon Slayer Academy Inosuke Hashibira.
Here's how SEGA describes the game and features:
Become the blade that destroys demons!
It is the Taisho Period in Japan. Tanjiro, a kindhearted boy who sells charcoal for a living, finds his family slaughtered by a demon. To make matters worse, his younger sister Nezuko, the sole survivor, has been transformed into a demon herself. Though devastated by this grim reality, Tanjiro resolves to become a “demon slayer” so that he can turn his sister back into a human and kill the demon that massacred his family.
A sorrowful tale of siblings in which the fates of humans and demons intertwine… begins now!
The Hinokami Chronicles is a spectacular arena fighter from the team at CyberConnect2 that lets players relive the memorable moments of “Tanjiro Kamado, Unwavering Resolve Arc” and “Mugen Train Arc.”
Follow Tanjiro through the story from the Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba anime as he faces demons in order to turn his sister Nezuko, who has become a demon, back into a human.
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.
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