After the huge success in the field of Anime and Manga, Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba is now entering a new ground with its very first smartphone mobile game which will debut this year. Aniplex announced on Monday that it will publish and distribute Kimetsu no Yaiba smartphone mobile game titled Kimetsu no Yaiba: Keppu Kengeki Royale or Demon Slayer: Blood-Stench Blade Royale.
Aniplex describes the game as an battle royale themed “asymmetrical survival action game” that pits teams of demon slayers and demons against each other, with players doing battle in settings from the story using various skills and characters.
Demon Slayer: Blood-Stench Blade Royale release date in scheduled for 2020. Exact release date haven’t been announced.
Aniplex also announced that they will publish the Kimetsu no Yaiba: Hinokami Keppūtan PlayStation 4 game which will release in 2021. Aniplex describes the game as “Demon Killing competitive Action”. The magazine teases that players will be able to play the game as Tanjirō Kamado and other characters.
About Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba
Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba is a battle action shonen manga written and drawn by Koyoharu Gotouge. The manga is published in Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump since February 2016. Viz Media is publishing the manga in English digitally and in print. The manga has 19 compiled volumes in circulation.
Studio Ufotable produced a 26- episode anime adaptation which aired between April 6 to September 28, 2019. A sequel anime film Demon Slayer: Infinity Train is under production and is scheduled to premiere in 2020.
In February 2020, the franchise recorded over 40.3 million copies sold, including digital versions, making it one of the best-selling manga series. While the anime received various awards including Crunchyroll’s Anime of the year, Funimation’s Anime of The Decade and Best Tv anime award at Tokyo Anime Film Festival. In a recent survey the anime series was voted as the most favorite anime of all time by Japanese viewers.
The story takes place in Taishō-era Japan, where Tanjirō Kamado who is a kindhearted and intelligent boy lives with his family. He has become his family’s sole source of income after the passing of his father. Everything changes when his family is attacked and slaughtered by a demon.
Tanjirō and his sister Nezuko are the sole survivors of the incident, with Nezuko being transformed into a demon, but still surprisingly showing signs of human emotion and thought. After an encounter with Giyu Tomioka, a demon slayer, Tanjirō is recruited by Giyu to also become a demon slayer to help his sister turn human again and avenge the deaths of the rest of his family.