The first video game adpatation of Aniplex of America’s widely successful Demon Slayer released late last year for everything but the Nintendo Switch. Developed by CyberConnect2 (a team that is no stranger to working on anime related tie-ins) and published by Sega, Demon Slayer- The Hinokami Chronicles has recieved generally positive reception among critics and fans. Some critics praised the game’s combat system and adherence to the source material, although some were apt to point out that there could have been a bit more depth to the experience. Although a Switch port was never teased, this was only a matter of “when” considering the buzz this new franchise has created since debuting in August of 2019.
Demon Slayer- The Hinokami Chronicles will finally be making its way to Switch on June 10 for Japan, with a Western release following the next day on June 11. According to Sega, this release won’t be making too many compromises. Fans can “…look forward to all the amazing features found on other platforms, including all the post-launch content”. Sega’s PR crew did not mention anything about visual fidelity or what frame rate we can expect, but considering that even the best Switch ports have had to cut corners, I wouldn’t be too surprised if these apsects aren’t 1:1 with other consoles.
A page for pre-orders has gone live, but at the time of writing, it seems that there is no way to actually pre order the Switch physical version just yet. You’ll be given one character unlock key for doing so. Digital pre-orders will be going live at some point in the near future according to the game’s official Twitter.