With Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba‘s popularity, it’s only natural that it would get a video game at some point. Now it seems, we have it in the form of The Hinokami Chronicles. Even better, there’s a trailer too.
Unfortunately, there’s not much in the way of substance in this Demon Slayer: The Hinokami Chronicles YouTube trailer from May 23, 2021. We get some pretty visuals, and what appears to be a beautifully animated cel-shaded cutscene featuring Tanjiro’s fight against the Hand Demon, along with Tanjiro’s Japanese voice actor (Natsuki Hanae) narrating the whole trailer. But that’s about it. No gameplay footage at all. You can tell that this is a pretty early game trailer.
However, we do get some actual information in this Demon Slayer: The Hinokami Chronicles trailer beyond that. Apparently, CyberConnect2 (.hack series, various Naruto games, Fuga: Melodies of Steel) will be the game’s developer. Aniplex and Sega will publish the game. The game will be for PC (via Steam), PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series S/X. And lastly, the game has a release date of 2021. That’s it. Nothing more specific than this year. Eh, oh well. It is a very early trailer. We’ll just have to wait for more info later.
Demon Slayer: The Action RPG Game?
While we have no official information about how Demon Slayer: The Hinokami Chronicles will play, we can speculate based on the developer’s previous works. Cyberconnect2’s previous work on the .hack series gave them a lot of experience with action RPGs, and they also have quite a few fighting games under their belt thanks to Naruto and Dragon Ball Z. Odds are, The Hinokami Chronicles will feature an action/fighting RPG gameplay that’s a mix of the two. Granted, this is all just speculation, so take it with as much salt as you like.
Demon Slayer: The Hinokami Chronicles just got a neat game trailer. It doesn’t contain much of substance, but we did get a developer drop and a release date. Sure, the release date is a vague 2021, but at least we have something to look forward to this year. On top of the Demon Slayer: Mugen Train anime film and the second season of the anime series, that is.