First announced last year, we finally have our first look at gameplay of Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba – Hinokami Keppuutan, the upcoming Demon slayer game. The gameplay footage of Hinokami Kepuutan was revealed in the recent second anniversary livestream of the Demon Slayer anime.
Check out the seven-minute gameplay footage shown here (via Gematsu):
The gameplay showcase of the upcoming Demon Slayer game featured five playable characters: Tanjiro Kamado, Nezuko Kamado, Zenitsu Agatsuma, Inosuke Hashibira, and Giyu Tomita. While the demo only featured five characters, there are likely more playable fighters that will be available when the game releases, though there’s no word yet on how many the game’s roster will feature.
As for gameplay, Hinokami Kepuutan is an arena fighting game that should look familiar for fans of the Naruto Ultimate Ninja Storm series, both in terms of gameplay and design. This should come as no surprise given that the game is being developed by CyberConnect2, the studio behind the Ultimate Ninja Storm series.
Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba – Hinokami Keppuutan will release on PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and PC via Steam in Japan sometime in 2021. There’s no word yet on an international release date for the game though.