KEY POINTS

  • 'Demon Slayer: Kimetsu No Yaiba' recently announced two-game adaptations of the popular anime
  • The "Demon Slayer' games will reportedly be available for PS4 and mobile
  • V Jump exclusively reveals the first look at the upcoming games

Japanese video game and manga magazine V Jump gives a first look at the upcoming “Demon Slayer: Kimetsu No Yaiba” games.

Last week, Japanese anime and music production company Aniplex announced the development of two “Demon Slayer” games. The first one is titled “Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba - Hinokami Keppuutan” for PlayStation 4 and “Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba - Keppuu Kengeki Royale” for iOS and Android.

The PS4 version of the game is set for a 2021 release, while the mobile game is slated for a 2020 launch in Japan.

While it is still a bit far before fans of the anime get to play it, V Jump revealed some screenshots from both games in its latest issue. Twitter user @DBHypeX shared two photos of the magazine pages which revealed the first look of the much-anticipated adaptation.

No further details about the gameplay have been provided, but it is worth noting that the genre of the mobile version is listed as an “asymmetric battle-type survival action” while the PS4 game is simply “demon killing action.”

“This [mobile version] is an asymmetric multiplayer game where players are divided into two groups, the Demon Slayer Corps and the Demons, and do battle. The Demon Slayer Corps must work together to exterminate the Demons, while the Demons must aim to annihilate the Demon Slayer Corps,” reads Aniplex statement.

As for the PlayStation4 version, it seems it will follow the storyline from the manga and the anime adaptation. As described in the official press release, players will likely play the role of the lead character Tanjiro Kamado and defeat demons along the way in pursuit of saving his sister Nezuko from totally transforming into a demon.

The anime adaptation of “Demon Slayer: Kimetsu No Yaiba” is expected to continue as well. Its first season, which ran from April to September 2019, has 26 episodes and has been hailed as the best anime of the year.

Given its popularity, Season 2 is likely to happen. However, fans may have to wait for that, as there are rumors that the next installment could only happen by 2021.

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