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  • Summary: 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,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. A sorrowful tale of siblings in which the fates of humans and demons intertwine... begins now!

    Features:

    * Exhilarating Arena Battles Master the multitude of spectacular skills of a wide roster of characters from the anime, including Tanjiro and Nezuko , to overcome challengers in headto head battle, locally and online.

    * Moving Drama Take up the sword of Tanjiro Kamado and guide his journey to become a Demon Slayer and turn his sister Nezuko back into a human.

    * Thrilling Boss Battles Action and drama reach their peak in specially designed battles against powerful demons that will test Tanjiro's mettle.

    * Original Anime Voice Cast The original English and Japanese casts of the anime return to bring their authentic portrayals to the game.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
  1. 85
    Demon Slayer - Kimetsu no Yaiba - The Hinokami Chronicles is an incredibly impressive anime-inspired fighter. Visually, it surpasses my expectations of how I imagined it would play on the Nintendo Switch. If you are a fan of the series, this is a must-buy. If you aren’t but a fan of anime-related fighters, you’ll definitely enjoy this for the combat alone, and the Story Mode is deep enough for you to understand the characters, their relationships, and the journey they have been on. This is the first Demon Slayer video game, and developers CyberConnect2 have knocked it out of the park. I am very excited about the DLC and any possible further instalments.
  2. Jun 17, 2022
    80
    Demon Slayer - Kimetsu no Yaiba - The Hinokami Chronicles is a surprisingly well done port of a pretty good game. Given all that The Hinokami Chronicles ends up accomplishing, hopefully this heralds the start of many more high quality games based on the IP to come.
  3. Jun 19, 2022
    80
    Demon Slayer -Kimetsu no Yaiba- The Hinokami Chronicles is a good game that combines adventure and 3D fighting focused on fans, but is enjoyable for any lover of the genre. Although it has certain aspects that could be improved, it is very faithful, entertaining and performs very well, so it is highly recommended.
  4. Jun 10, 2022
    70
    Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba - The Hinokami Chronicles brings on Switch the same flavor we savored at the end of 2021, bringing to the table the free updates released on the other platforms, and the promise of new playable characters coming in the future. The portable experience is surprisingly faithful to the home console one, but some extent of exclusive content or at least an updated story mode would have turned a simple “switch port” into a much more welcomed return.
  5. Jun 23, 2022
    70
    Demon Slayer Kimetsu no Yaiba – The Hinokami Chronicles delivers satisfying fights wrapped in a stunning presentation that is sure to delight fans of the series. Whilst the story mode’s connective tissue tying the fights together can be a bit flimsy, it’s a serviceable way of retelling narrative. The arena-style fights will feel very familiar to those experienced in the genre and can be found wanting when it comes to the depth of its mechanics, but anyone with a passing interest in Demon Slayer is going to love every second of this and may even convert a few new fans along the way.
  6. Jun 16, 2022
    70
    This hybrid version of the adventures of Tanjiro and the demon slayers provides the essentials in terms of gameplay, content and performance. The title of Sega, Aniplex and CyberConnect2 even allows itself the luxury of aligning a complete roster of Day One fighters. The video game adaptation of Demon Slayer on Nintendo Switch is recommended for fans of the manga and / or anime who have not yet yielded to the call of fan service.
  7. Jun 24, 2022
    60
    Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba – The Hinokami Chronicles is as good as it ever was. The Switch version doesn’t add anything for people who have the game on other systems. Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Storm fans, who might be excited for another similar game, should dial their content expectations way back. Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba fans don’t need their teeny narrative summarized, the way Naruto fans might’ve wanted theirs. Merging these two franchises wasn’t the right decision. It would’ve been the definition of “a renter” in the 90s.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. Jun 26, 2022
    10
    Demon Slayer was a great anime and the game is just as great. The game looks very nice and runs smooth on the Switch. Controls are good andDemon Slayer was a great anime and the game is just as great. The game looks very nice and runs smooth on the Switch. Controls are good and I really like the story and gameplay. Lots of fun here. Expand
  2. Jun 15, 2022
    10
    Yay I’m first congratulations me this review has to be 75 characters longgg
  3. Jun 17, 2022
    8
    Good-
    Flashy and satisfying combat system that leads to amazing looking battles. Packed with loads of content and some amazing single player
    Good-
    Flashy and satisfying combat system that leads to amazing looking battles. Packed with loads of content and some amazing single player modes. Loads of content that fans of the manga and anime will enjoy.

    Bad-
    The story mode is a very rough intro to the series and does not stand alone well. While combat is fun, it lacks depth and eventually becomes a bit boring

    Thoughts-
    If you’re not a fan, and do end up with this game anyhow, it’s still a fun time. The brawling combat is great, the exploration is mostly linear but rewarding, the world depicted in the game is intriguing and begs more familiarity, the voice acting, music, and graphics are all great, and there’s a whole lot of content to chew through to boot. And if you ARE a fan? It’s hard to imagine a better video game adaptation of the beloved property than Demon Slayer, Demon Slayer – Kimetsu no Yaiba – The Hinokami Chronicles ends up being. Hopefully this heralds the start of many more high quality games based on the IP to come.
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