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First gameplay footage of Demon Slayer game shown off

Demon Slayer is currently one of the hottest media properties to come out of Japan. As with many popular anime releases, Demon Slayer was announced to be getting a video game adaptation. A first look at the game has now been shown off, revealing interesting comparisons to other titles.

As part of an online anniversary event for the Demon Slayer anime, over 5 minutes of uninterrupted gameplay footage was shown off and published online of the upcoming Demon Slayer video game.

The game is being developed by CyberConnect2, who are known best perhaps for Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot, as well as the Naruto Ultimate Ninja Storm series of games. Just like the Storm series, this Demon Slayer game is an arena fighter with seemingly very similar mechanics and visual stylings.

Of the many anime video game adaptations, the Naruto Ultimate Ninja Storm series is one of the most beloved, and so translating the newest hot anime property into a game with similar stylings makes sense. Other anime franchises have gone a similar route, though to much lesser success (though those were not developed by CyberConnect2).

The Demon Slayer video game is slated to release sometime in 2021 in Japan for PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S and PC, with a Western release presumably also planned – though there has been no official confirmation just yet.

KitGuru says: What do you think of Arena Fighters? Did you play the Storm Series? What is your favourite anime series? Let us know down below.

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