Demon Slayer (or Kimetsu No Yaiba) exploded into popularity in 2019 thanks to Ufotable’s fantastic anime adaptation of the best-selling and influential manga by Koyoharu Gotoge. Following the tragic story of young Tanjiro whose entire family is slain by a demon, he must rise up to become a worthy demon slayer while trying to find a cure for his demonic sister, Nezuko. The first season of the show and its sequel movie, Mugen Train, also introduced us to colourful side characters and villains. The latest video game adaptation Demon Slayer: The Hinokami Chronicles from CyberConnect2 is a retelling of that familiar story while honing in on the developer’s strengths, making for a surprisingly fun fighting game.
Demon Slayer: The Hinokami Chronicles retells the same origins story of the anime, taking us through several of the same events and encounters. This is told through the Story Mode over eight chapters, which condenses all major arcs up until Mugen Train. Over the course of Tanjiro’s adventures, you’ll play as many fan-favourite characters including Zenitsu, Inosuke, Nezuko, and even the likeable Hashira, Rengoku.
Ultimately, you’ll be hunting down each major demon “boss” of the chapter, resulting in a final boss battle in between random encounters with lesser demons.
...the boss fights themselves are awesome and inventive...
Finishers are called Ultimate Arts, and these are among some of the most insane and flashy finishing moves that I’ve ever seen in an anime video game.
Writer. Enthusiast of all things geek. Legend has it he completed Final Fantasy VII without a memory card.
Please login to post comments.
PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series
15 October 2021
Latest ReviewsBrowse All Reviews