July 13, 2024

A Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba – Mezase! Saikyou Taishi! screenshot shows the game's cover art and a screenshot of Nezuko hiding in a box.

Picture: Nintendo / Aniplex / Kotaku

Demon Slayer, the mega-popular shonen anime sequence a few group of samurai…slaying demons, is getting a brand new online game on the Nintendo Change. However this one isn’t a typical anime preventing sport, however a Mario Social gathering-esque board sport as an alternative.

Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba – Mezase! Saikyou Taishi! (which loosely interprets to “Purpose to be the Strongest Soldier”) is a four-player social gathering sport through which you compete with associates in a large number of minigames—simply exchange the titular plumber with trendy samurai. Similar to in Mario Social gathering, you’ll roll cube to maneuver throughout the tiles of a board sport and take a look at your abilities in lighthearted video games like guessing which field Nezuko is hiding in or whatnot. Purpose to be the Strongest Soldier’s night time cycle, nonetheless, swaps its devil-may-care fanfare with missions through which you have to discover and get rid of demons. Y’know, similar to what occurs within the anime.

Whereas Purpose to be the Strongest Soldier relegates sequence greatest woman Nezuko to being a supporting character, the sport will allow you to play as protag Tanjiro Kamado, Zenitsu Agatsuma, Inosuke Hashibira, and 9 Hashira members, based on Siliconera. You’ll be able to try the trailer beneath.


Regardless of the field workplace success of its function movies, unimaginable manga and anime gross sales, and its yearly sweep at Crunchyroll’s Anime Awards, Demon Slayer has solely gotten one online game to this point. Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba – The Hinokami Chronicles was an enviornment fighter developed by the anime execs at CyberConnect2, which additionally made the favored Naruto: Final Ninja Storm sequence.

Though the prospect of a Demon Slayer-based Mario Social gathering sport comes as a weird however welcomed shock to followers sat squarely in the course of each properties’ Venn diagrams, Purpose to be the Strongest Soldier at the moment solely has a 2024 launch deliberate for the Japanese eShop. But when Hinokami Chronicle’s English launch by Sega is any indication, followers received’t have to carry their breath lengthy for an English launch of this one.