Demon Slayer’s overwhelming recognition has skyrocketed it into the shonen huge 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 acquired a real cultural phenomenon in your palms. However do you know that there’s a online game within the works too?
Demon Slayer: The Video Recreation is being developed by CyberConnect2, the studio behind the prolific Naruto combating sport franchise and Dragonball Z: Kakarot. In case you check out the gameplay footage above, you will 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 have the ability to compete in opposition to the AI or different gamers utilizing varied character combos. The traditional Final Ninja Storm system is on show – select a personality and choose an area to battle in. Flashy combos and swift evasion mechanics that make use of the attractive artwork type from the anime assist give the sport its further visible aptitude. And, after all, 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 observe the occasions from the primary season. Because of this you’ll have the ability to relive among the sequence’ 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 cell units known as Demon Slayer: Blood-Stench Blade Royale was additionally delayed indefinitely to provide the dev crew (utterly separate from CyberConnect2) extra time to shine the venture. Particulars surrounding this title are scarce, however the truth that Demon Slayer will likely be quickly be playable on the small and massive display is testomony to its relevance.
I spent most of my 2019 ready for the weekly Demon Slayer episodes to drop on Crunchyroll. And despite the fact that the sport’s launch continues to be faroff, I can’t wait to play by way of Season 1 for myself. Demon Slayer: The Video Recreation will launch on present and last-gen consoles, in addition to PC, in Japan in some unspecified time in the future this 12 months. As of but, a western launch interval has not been unveiled.
In case you’re a Demon Slayer fan, keep tuned for my impressions of the Mugen Practice movie!