Demon Slayer (or as its full title is known as: Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba – The Hinokami Chronicles) has been confirmed to be arriving on Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S in the West this year on October 15, one day after its release in Japan.
Based on the extremely popular anime, Demon Slayer is an arena battle mode developed by CyberConnect 2, the same team behind the Naruto games and Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot. But it's not all fighting, as there's also some downtime between battles as you explore environments. If that doesn't tickle your fancy, you can also jump in online or offline for 2vs2 battles, playing as your favourite characters from the anime.
Become the blade that destroys demons!
In solo play mode, walk the path of Tanjiro Kamado whose family is slaughtered and sister transformed into a demon. Experience the story depicted in the anime "Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba" as Tanjiro fights to restore Nezuko's humanity and battle the demon threat!
Play Versus mode, which allows up to 2 players to battle in offline or online 2v2 battles with any combination of characters, including Tanjiro Kamado and Nezuko Kamado! With simple controls and exhilarating gameplay, rise up to become the strongest of the Demon Slayers!
The game is up for pre-order now on the Microsoft Store with a Deluxe Edition also available. It comes with early access on October 13, along with other costumes, character unlocks and in-game points to use. It's wonderful to see the Western release arriving at the same time as its Japanese counterpart, proving that localisation in games is improving as demand in other territories rises.
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