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Demon Slayer -Kimetsu no Yaiba- The Hinokami Chronicles
Coming to Nintendo Switch June 9, 2022

2022.02.07

SEGA announced that Demon Slayer -Kimetsu no Yaiba- The Hinokami Chronicles is coming to the Nintendo Switch in Asia on June 9, 2022.

Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba is a manga masterpiece by Koyoharu Gotoge and published by Shueisha Jump Comics, selling over 150 million copies. The story follows Tanjiro Kamado, a boy whose family is slaughtered by a demon while his sister, Nezuko, is turned into one herself. Tanjiro Kamado joins the Demon Slayer Corps in the hopes of finding a way to turn his sister back into a human. This adventure exploded in popularity not only in Japan but also around the world, as it portrayed the heartrending ties between humans and demons and a ghastly swashbuckler while having moments of comic relief.

Demon Slayer -Kimetsu no Yaiba- The Hinokami Chronicles is a video game based on the animated series that premiered in April 2019 and has shipped over 1.6 million units* globally since its release on other platforms in October 2021. The game features two modes that allow you to dive into the world of Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba. Adventure Mode allows you to control Tanjiro and experience the events from Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Tanjiro Kamado, Unwavering Resolve Arc to Demon Slayer -Kimetsu no Yaiba- The Movie: Mugen Train, while Versus Mode lets you assemble a team of two of your favorite characters and battle against other players.

Players can choose from 24 characters in the Nintendo Switch version, including 6 new playable characters added in the updates on other platforms. The Nintendo Switch version also comes with in-game Kimetsu Points, which can be used for unlocking characters and costumes, as well as Butterfly Mansion Patient Wear, which was previously released on other platforms as a bonus in the Deluxe Edition. The Nintendo Switch version also grants immediate access to the Kimetsu Academy Summer Uniform Costumes for characters in Versus Mode.
*The number is a sum of all physical version copies shipped, including the limited-edition packages, and all digital version copies sold.

 

Demon Slayer -Kimetsu no Yaiba- The Hinokami Chronicles Game Overview

<Adventure Mode >
In Adventure Mode, you can follow Tanjiro Kamado and dive into the story from the Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba anime by yourself! This game includes the events of the Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Tanjiro Kamado, Unwavering Resolve Arc where Tanjiro began his journey, joined the Demon Slayer Corps, and fought a variety of demons, as well as Demon Slayer -Kimetsu no Yaiba- The Movie: Mugen Train where he was accompanied by the Flame Hashira, Kyojuro Rengoku.
You will be able to enjoy the battles against demons portrayed in the anime and brought to life in this game with incredible graphics!

<Versus Mode>
Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba characters are at your fingertips; from Tanjiro Kamado and Nezuko Kamado of the Demon Slayer Corps to the demons such as the Lower Five, Rui, and the Upper Three, Akaza! Choose your favorite from 24 characters and enjoy the epic battles!

 

About the Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Anime

The animated adaptation of Koyoharu Gotoge’s manga series from Shueisha Jump Comics has now sold over 150 million copies of volumes 1~23 in total. The show, which originally began broadcast in April 2019, follows the story of Tanjiro Kamado, a boy whose family was slaughtered by a demon while his own sister, Nezuko, was turned into one herself. Tanjiro Kamado joined the Demon Slayer Corps to find a way to turn his sister back into a human. This adventure exploded in popularity not only in Japan but also around the world, as it portrayed the heartrending ties between humans and demons and a ghastly swashbuckler while having moments of comic relief.
Demon Slayer – Kimetsu no Yaiba – The Movie: Mugen Train premiered October 2020 and directly follows the events of the TV anime series Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Tanjiro Kamado, Unwavering Resolve Arc. In Japan alone, the movie scored around 29.05 million audiences and ¥40.1 billion in box office revenue, with total revenue of around ¥53.8 billion and 43.57 million audiences in 78 regions around the world. Following the movie, the Entertainment District Arc of the TV anime series began broadcasting in December 2021.

 

 

Title Demon Slayer -Kimetsu no Yaiba- The Hinokami Chronicles
Release Date Coming June 9, 2022
Platforms Nintendo Switch
Languages Japanese / English Voiceover

English, Japanese, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese Subtitles

Genre Arena Fighter
Players 1-2
Developer CyberConnect2 Co., Ltd.
Production Aniplex Inc.
Publisher SEGA CORPORATION
Website https://asia.sega.com/kimetsu_hinokami/en/
SEGA Asia Facebook https://www.facebook.com/sega.asia.EN
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Copyright ©Koyoharu Gotoge / SHUEISHA, Aniplex, ufotable

©DEMON SLAYER KIMETSU NO YAIBA THE HINOKAMI CHRONICLES COMMITTEE

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Product Details
●Standard Edition (Physical)
・Demon Slayer -Kimetsu no Yaiba- The Hinokami Chronicles Main Game

 

●Limited Edition Original Figurine Device Stand Version (Physical)
・Demon Slayer -Kimetsu no Yaiba- The Hinokami Chronicles Main Game
・Demon Slayer -Kimetsu no Yaiba- The Hinokami Chronicles Original Figurine Device Stand
・Product Code (Character Unlock Key)
Unlockable Characters: Academy Tanjiro Kamado, Academy Nezuko Kamado, Academy Zenitsu Agatsuma, Academy Inosuke Hashibira, Academy Giyu Tomioka, and Academy Shinobu Kocho

 

*The following items are included in all Nintendo Switch editions as bonuses.
・Kimetsu Points (16,000 in-game points) *The equivalent of being able to unlock 4 characters
・In-game Costumes
Butterfly Mansion Patient Wear for Tanjiro Kamado, Zenitsu Agatsuma, and Inosuke Hashibira
Kimetsu Academy Summer Uniform Costumes for Kimetsu Academy Tanjiro Kamado, Kimetsu Academy Nezuko Kamado, Kimetsu Academy Zenitsu Agatsuma, Kimetsu Academy Inosuke Hashibira, and Kimetsu Academy Giyu Tomioka

 

*Character Unlock Keys allow immediate access to play the unlockable characters in Versus Mode.
*In-game costumes can be used in Versus Mode.
*In-game points can be exchanged for various points and rewards. (16,000 Points is the equivalent of being able to unlock 4 characters.)
*A paid subscription to Nintendo Switch Online is required to play Versus Mode online.
*The latest patch is required to access online play.
*Demon Slayer -Kimetsu no Yaiba- The Hinokami Chronicles Original Figurine Device Stand is the same as the one included in the PlayStation 4 version.
*Product codes will expire after one year from the release date.
*Bonus content may be subject to change without notice.