Demon Slayer, the mega-popular shonen anime series about a group of samurai…slaying demons, is getting a new video game on the Nintendo Switch. But this one isn’t a typical anime fighting game, but a Mario Party-esque board game instead. Although no U.S. release was initially announced, on September 13 Sega confirmed that it’s coming our way in 2024.
Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba – Mezase! Saikyou Taishi! (which loosely translates to “Aim to be the Strongest Soldier”) is a four-player party game in which you compete with friends in a multitude of minigames—just replace the titular plumber with fashionable samurai. Just like in Mario Party, you’ll roll dice to move across the tiles of a board game and test your skills in lighthearted games like guessing which box Nezuko is hiding in or whatnot. Aim to be the Strongest Soldier’s night cycle, however, swaps its devil-may-care fanfare with missions in which you must find and eliminate demons. Y’know, just like what happens in the anime.
Demon Slayer -Kimetsu no Yaiba- Sweep the Board! rolls to Nintendo Switch in 2024!
Embark on an adventure through iconic settings from the anime in this action-packed board game. Compete with friends as you brave the elements on your quest to become the strongest demon slayer! pic.twitter.com/KrnPhQWk3K
— SEGA (@SEGA) September 13, 2023
Hinokami Chronicle received an English-language release from Sega, and now, the company has confirmed that Mezase! Saikyou Taishi! will see one as well. Here, it will be rechristened Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba - Sweep the Board! Great news for folks who exist right at the center of the Venn diagram of Mario Party fans and Demon Slayer fans.
Updated: 9/13/23, 2:00 p.m. ET: Added information about the newly announced English-language release.
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