SEGA has announced Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba– The Hinokami Chronicles, the first official console game of the Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba series produced by Aniplex for PlayStation®5, PlayStation®4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and Steam, has shipped over one million units* worldwide!
Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba– The Hinokami Chronicles is an arena fighting game developed by CyberConnect2 Co., Ltd., based on the anime series Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba which began broadcasting in April 2019. Aniplex produces and publishes the Japanese domestic version**, while SEGA publishes the game for the Asia, US, and EMEA territories, with these regional versions also produced by Aniplex. The game has been well received by customers around the world for its beautiful graphics, spectacular combat elements including incredible character skills, and the unique feel for the characters’ actions that only a video game can provide.
SEGA previously announced there will be a series of 3 free post-launch content updates coming to the game, with the first update planned between late October and early November which will include the addition of two playable demon characters, Rui (Lower Five) and Akaza (Upper Three) of the Twelve Kizuki.
Please stay tuned as we look forward to the continued growth of Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba– The Hinokami Chronicles.
*The number is a sum of all physical version copies shipped, including the limited-edition packages, and all digital version copies sold.
**The Steam version is published by SEGA.
About SEGA® of America, Inc.:
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About the Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Anime
The animated adaptation of Koyoharu Gotoge’s manga series from Shueisha Jump Comics has now sold over 150 million copies of volumes 1~23 in total. The show, which originally began broadcast in April 2019, follows the story of Tanjiro Kamado, a boy whose family was slaughtered by a demon while his own sister, Nezuko, was turned into one herself. Tanjiro Kamado joined the Demon Slayer Corps to find a way to turn his sister back into a human. This adventure exploded in popularity not only in Japan but also around the world, as it portrayed the heartrending ties between humans and demons and a ghastly swashbuckler while having moments of comic relief.
Demon Slayer – Kimetsu no Yaiba – The Movie: Mugen Train, premiering October 2020 in Japan and later worldwide, directly follows the events of “Tanjiro Kamado, Unwavering Resolve Arc” of the anime series. By May 24 in Japan alone, the movie scored around 28,966,806 audiences and ¥40,016,942,050 in box office revenue, with total revenue of around ¥51.7 billion and 41.35 million audiences in 45 regions around the world. In Japan, the TV anime series “Mugen Train Arc” premieres in October, followed by the TV anime series “Entertainment District Arc” in December.
Official Website (English): https://demonslayer-anime.com/