Demon Slayer’s overwhelming recognition has skyrocketed it into the shonen massive leagues the place anime like Dragon Ball, One Piece, Hunter x Hunter, and Naruto have dwelled for ages. Vivid artwork that employs conventional 2D in addition to gorgeous 3D animations, sweeping/emotional battle themes, and tight story-pacing paired with an ensemble of various personalities (I imply, have you ever seen the character designs?!) units Demon Slayer aside from its action-adventure contemporaries. Add within the unprecedented success of the Mugen Practice film, and also you’ve obtained a real cultural phenomenon in your arms. However do you know that there’s a online game within the works too?
Demon Slayer: The Video Sport is being developed by CyberConnect2, the studio behind the prolific Naruto combating sport franchise and Dragonball Z: Kakarot. If you happen to check out the gameplay footage above, you may get a greater understanding of how in-game battles will play out. A tag battle mode can also be being deliberate, the place you’ll be capable to compete towards the AI or different gamers utilizing numerous character combos. The basic Final Ninja Storm method is on show – select a personality and choose an enviornment to combat in. Flashy combos and swift evasion mechanics that make use of the attractive artwork type from the anime assist give the sport its additional visible aptitude. And, in fact, there are some fairly cool finisher cinematics too; Nezuko’s is especially spectacular.
However what of the story, and the way will it match into the expansive Demon Slayer universe? A single participant marketing campaign has been confirmed and can primarily comply with the occasions from the primary season. Because of this you’ll be capable to relive a few of the collection’ most tantalizing conflicts – from the Tsuzumi Mansion arc to Tanjiro’s fateful encounter with Rui. Whereas I hoped for an attractive sandbox to roam round in (a man’s gotta dream, proper?), I’m excited to see how the anime/manga story beats switch over.
A lesser-known “asymmetrical survival motion sport” for cellular units referred to as Demon Slayer: Blood-Stench Blade Royale was additionally delayed indefinitely to offer the dev workforce (fully separate from CyberConnect2) extra time to shine the challenge. Particulars surrounding this title are scarce, however the truth that Demon Slayer might be quickly be playable on the small and massive display screen is testomony to its relevance.
I spent most of my 2019 ready for the weekly Demon Slayer episodes to drop on Crunchyroll. And regardless that the sport’s launch continues to be faroff, I can’t wait to play via Season 1 for myself. Demon Slayer: The Video Sport will launch on present and last-gen consoles, in addition to PC, in Japan sooner or later this yr. As of but, a western launch interval has not been unveiled.
If you happen to’re a Demon Slayer fan, keep tuned for my impressions of the Mugen Practice movie!