October 27, 2021 – SEGA CORPORATION (hereinafter SEGA) has announced Demon Slayer -Kimetsu no Yaiba- The Hinokami Chronicles, the first official console game of the Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba series produced by Aniplex for PlayStation®5, PlayStation®4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and Steam, has shipped over one million units* worldwide!
Demon Slayer -Kimetsu no Yaiba- The Hinokami Chronicles is an arena fighting game developed by CyberConnect2 Co., Ltd., based on the anime series Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba which began broadcasting in April 2019. Aniplex produces and publishes the Japanese domestic version**, while SEGA publishes the game for the Asia, US, and EMEA territories, with these regional versions also produced by Aniplex. The game has been well received by customers around the world for its beautiful graphics, spectacular combat elements including incredible character skills, and the unique feel for the characters’ actions that only a video game can provide.
SEGA is responsible for the game’s release in Asia (Taiwan, Hong Kong, South Korea, and Southeast Asia) as well as in North America and Europe (U.S., Canada, UK, France etc.), playing a crucial role in bringing the immensely popular title to the rest of the world. SEGA also maintains a steady product supply in addition to leading promotional activities that align with local preferences via its regional sales networks.
SEGA is actively engaged in the overseas development of its IP and domestic content produced by its Japanese development studios and is working to expand its sales network in order to support this endeavor. Demon Slayer -Kimetsu no Yaiba- The Hinokami Chronicles, a game based on the anime Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba which has become a massive hit worldwide, will thus play a key role in SEGA’s overseas development initiatives. As such, SEGA will keep striving to offer domestic content, including its own IP, to more and more people all over the world.
Demon Slayer -Kimetsu no Yaiba- The Hinokami Chronicles is an action-packed fighting game based on the anime Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba that was first released in April 2019. You can explore the world of Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba through 2 main game modes: Story Mode, where you can experience everything from the Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Tanjiro Kamado, Unwavering Resolve Arc to Demon Slayer -Kimetsu no Yaiba- The Movie: Mugen Train by playing as Tanjiro, and VS Mode, where you can fight against other players while playing as your favorite character.
The animated adaptation of Koyoharu Gotoge’s manga series from Shueisha Jump Comics has now sold over 150 million copies of volumes 1~23 in total. The show, which originally began broadcasting in April 2019, follows the story of Tanjiro Kamado, a boy whose family was slaughtered by a demon while his own sister, Nezuko, was turned into one herself. Tanjiro Kamado joined the Demon Slayer Corps to find a way to turn his sister back into a human. This adventure exploded in popularity not only in Japan but also around the world, as it portrayed the heartrending ties between humans and demons while having moments of comic relief.
Demon Slayer - Kimetsu no Yaiba - The Movie: Mugen Train, premiering October 2020 in Japan and later worldwide, directly follows the events of the anime series Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Tanjiro Kamado, Unwavering Resolve Arc. By May 24 in Japan alone, the movie scored around 28,966,806 audiences and ¥40,016,942,050 in box office revenue, with total revenue of around ¥51.7 billion and 41.35 million audiences in 45 regions around the world. In Japan, the TV anime series Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Mugen Train Arc premieres in October, followed by the TV anime series Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Entertainment District Arc in December.
※A subscription to PlayStation® Plus or Xbox Live (Gold) is required to play VS Mode online.
※Latest patch download is required to use the online function.