October 28, 2021
Games

Rui, Akaza Join Demon Slayer Game as Playable Characters

  • October 10, 2021
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Rui, Akaza Join Demon Slayer Game as Playable Characters

Game will add characters as its 1st free update


This year’s 45th issue of Shueisha‘s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine announced on Monday that Rui and Akaza will join the Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba– The Hinokami Chronicles (Kimetsu no Yaiba: Hinokami Keppūtan) game as playable characters. The game will add the characters as its first free update out of three planned updates after release.

The game will launch in North America and Europe for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and PC via Steam on October 15.

The game will get a Digital Deluxe Edition that includes character unlock keys for Demon Slayer Academy characters; avatars; butterfly mansion costumes for Tanjiro, Zenitsu, and Inosuke; 8,000 slayer points; and early access to the game on October 13.

The game will ship in Japan on October 14. Sega will release the game in English in Asia on October 14.

Sega Asia describes the game:

Become the Demon Slayer, Tanjiro Kamado, to fight off the demons threatening humanity in order to turn his sister Nezuko, who has become a demon, back into a human, as well as to avenge the death of his family by hunting down the demon who killed them.

The game will feature a story mode that will allow fans to relive the story of the first television anime. A battle mode will let players play as different characters. Confirmed playable characters include: Tanjiro Kamado, Nezuko Kamado, Zenitsu Agatsuma, Inosuke Hashibira, Giyu Tomioka, Sakonji Urokodaki, Sabito, Makomo, Shinobu Kochō, Kyōjurō Rengoku, Tanjiro Kamado (using Hinokami Kagura), and Murata.

Aniplex is delaying the release of the separate Kimetsu no Yaiba: Keppū Kengeki Royale (Demon Slayer: Blood-Stench Blade Royale) smartphone game indefinitely in order to improve the quality of the game. The game was previously slated to debut in 2020. The free-to-play smartphone “asymmetrical survival action game” will pit teams of demon slayers and demons against each other, with players doing battle in settings from the story using various skills and characters.

Source: Weekly Shonen Jump issue 45


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