Update [Tue 8th Feb, 2022 01:35 GMT]: Good news, demon slayers - the Switch version of Demon Slayer -Kimetsu no Yaiba- The Hinokami Chronicles has now been confirmed for the west, and will launch the day after the Japanese release on 10th June.
Pre-orders for the physical edition are now live on Sega's website. If you do take up this offer, you'll receive a bonus character unlock key for Kimetsu Academy Tanjiro Kamado.
Here's a bit of PR from Sega, and what to expect from the game:
"Switch players can look forward to all the amazing features found on other platforms, including all the post-launch content added to the game like the six new playable characters—Rui, Akaza, Susamaru, Yahaba, Enmu, and Yushiro & Tamayo; new online missions that reward Kimetsu Points to unlock additional rewards; and all the balance changes made to the game’s combat."
"It is the Taisho Period in Japan. Tanjiro, a kindhearted boy who sells charcoal for a living, finds his family slaughtered by a demon. To make matters worse, his younger sister Nezuko, the sole survivor, has been transformed into a demon herself. Though devastated by this grim reality, Tanjiro resolves to become a “demon slayer” so that he can turn his sister back into a human and kill the demon that massacred his family. A sorrowful tale of siblings in which the fates of humans and demons intertwine… begins now!"
- Exhilarating Arena Battles – Master the multitude of spectacular skills of a wide roster of characters from the anime and the series’ official spinoff, including Tanjiro and Nezuko, to overcome challengers in head-to-head battle, locally and online.*
- Moving Drama – Take up the sword as Tanjiro Kamado and guide his journey to become a Demon Slayer and turn his sister Nezuko back into a human.
- Thrilling Boss Battles – Action and drama reach their peak in specially designed battles against powerful demons that will test Tanjiro’s mettle.
- Original Anime Voice Cast – The original English and Japanese voice casts of the anime return to bring their authentic portrayals to the game.
Original article [Thu 3rd Feb, 2022 05:45 GMT]: Aniplex and CyberConnect 2 have announced a Switch release for Demon Slayer -Kimetsu no Yaiba- The Hinokami Chronicles.
In the latest issue of Weekly Shonen Jump, it was revealed the game would be launching in Japan on 9th June for the price of 7,480 yen (about $65 USD). There'll also be a limited edition available - which includes Butterfly Mansion Patient costumes, Kimetsu Academy costumes and 16,000 Kimetsu Points (thanks, Gematsu).
The same title starring the demon slayer Tanjiro Kamado was previously released here in the west on PlayStation, Xbox and PC last October, and was published by Sega. If we hear anything about a local release, we'll be sure to give you an update.
Have you read the Demon Slayer manga or watched the anime? Would you like to play this on the Switch? Tell us down below.