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Demon Slayer -Kimetsu no Yaiba- The Hinokami Chronicles Will Retain Its Brutal Violence

Demon Slayer -Kimetsu no Yaiba- The Hinokami Chronicles has been rated by ESRB and PEGI confirming some of the violent scenes that will be included.

Demon Slayer -Kimetsu no Yaiba- The Hinokami Chronicles is based on the popular manga/anime of the same name. In Demon Slayer -Kimetsu no Yaiba-, Tanjiro, a kindhearted child who sells charcoal for a profession, sees his family killed by a demon during Japan’s Taisho Period. To make matters worse, his little sister Nezuko, who is the only survivor, has been turned into a monster. Despite being crushed by this harsh truth, Tanjiro vows to become a “demon slayer” to resurrect his sister and fight the monster that slaughtered his family.

The anime/manga has its fair share of violence that appears to have remained intact for the game based on the description of the ESRB and PEGI rating.

This is an adventure game, based on an anime series, in which players assume the role of a demon slayer battling evil and searching for a cure to save his sister. From a third-person perspective, players engage in frenetic swordfights with various demon characters. Graphics are somewhat stylized (e.g., anime style), and battles are highlighted by impact sounds, cries of pain, and blood-splatter effects. Finishing moves generally result in quick splatters of blood bursting from opponents’ necks. One cutscene depicts a demon getting decapitated, then continuing to talk with characters; another sequence depicts a severed arm and eyeball, both used as clues. The words “sh*t” and “a*shole” appear in the dialogue.

PEGI also mentions decapitations in its rating although it appears to happen offscreen. Regardless, those who have enjoyed Demon Slayer -Kimetsu no Yaiba- should at least find it closer to the original vision without needless censorship.

Demon Slayer -Kimetsu no Yaiba- The Hinokami Chronicles will be out on October 15, 2021, for PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series, and PC.

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