The Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba franchise has announced a board game-style video game for the Nintendo Switch.
The game is titled Kimestsu no Yaiba Mezase! Saikyo Taishi! and is scheduled for 2024.
The game will feature nine playable characters, including Tanjiro, Zenitsu, and Inosuke, while Nezuko will be available as a support character.
Furthermore, the game can be played with up to four players in both online and offline modes. It will feature a day-and-night mechanic and mini-games.
Kimestsu no Yaiba Mezase! Saikyo Taishi! will be the second console game by the franchise.
Previously, in October 2021, the franchise launched Demon Slayer: Hinkoami Chronicles for Japan and in English in Asia.
A day later, the game was launched in North America and Europe for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and on Steam for PC.
The Switch version was launched in Japan in June 2022.
About Demon Slayer:
Demon Slayer’s first season aired in October 2019. This was followed by a movie titled Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba – The Movie: Mugen Train in October 2020.
A seven-episode arc titled Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Mugen Train Arc, which adapts the Mugen Train movie, debuted in October 2021.
After that, a one-hour special of The Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Entertainment District Arc (Kimetsu no Yaiba: Ykaku-hen) television anime debuted in December 2021.
Demon Slayer: Swordsmith Village Arc aired in 2023.
Demon Slayer is being published in English by Viz Media and simultaneously by Shueisha on their Manga Plus platform.
Crunchyroll describes Demon Slayer as:
It is the Taisho period in Japan. Tanjiro, a kindhearted boy who sells charcoal for a living, finds his family slaughtered by a demon.
To make matters worse, his younger sister, Nezuko, the sole survivor, has been transformed into a demon herself.
Though devastated by this grim reality, Tanjiro resolves to become a “demon slayer” so that he can turn his sister back into a human and kill the demon that massacred his family.