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Leak says Demon Slayer: The Hinokami Chronicles gets a sequel

Demon Slayer The Hinokami Chronicles screenshot

A proven leaker of information related to Sega is claiming that 2021 release Demon Slayer: The Hinokami Chronicles has a sequel in development.

Many consider Demon Slayer one of the best modern anime because of Studio Ufotable’s work. Since the anime won several awards for its animation, art direction, and music score, a Demon Slayer: The Hinokami Chronicles game announcement in March 2020 didn’t surprise fans.

The game went under the radar for many, as it was broadly considered to be another typical anime arena-fighter. However, it is praised for its excellent visuals, and leaker Midori now claims that a sequel for the game is under development. Looking at how much content the first game covered might give a good idea of what to expect from the sequel.

Will Demon Slayer: The Hinokami Chronicles get a sequel?

A sequel of Demon Slayer: The Hinokami Chronicles is reportedly in the works.

Leaker Midori, who revealed the Persona 5 Tactica DLC and broke the news on Persona 3 Reload, posted on X that a sequel to the 2021 game “is in development.” Midori primarily reports leaks on Sega-related games, making The Hinokami Chronicles part of the their forte as Sega was the global publisher for the game.

Development studio CyberConnect2 is likely developing the Hinokami Chronicles sequel. The studio made the first game and is known for creating other anime arena fighters, including the Naruto Ninja Storm series. 

CyberConnect2 is also developing the Nintendo Switch-exclusive Demon Slayer-based party game Kimetsu no Yaiba: Sweep the Board. With Aniplex publishing the party game in Japan and Sega being the global publisher, the upcoming sequel to Demon Slayer: The Hinokami Chronicles will likely be handled by the same developer and publishers as the first game.

Which story arcs will be in the Demon Slayer: The Hinokami Chronicles sequel?

It’s unknown which story arcs the upcoming Demon Slayer: The Hinokami Chronicles sequel will cover, although the first game might give us an idea.

Demon Slayer: The Hinokami Chronicles adapted the Demon Slayer anime’s complete first season and the Mugen Train film. While the game features characters from Season 2’s Entertainment District Arc, the arc isn’t part of its story.

The first game adapted the Mugen Train film which is also Season 2’s first arc. Therefore, the Hinokami Chronicles sequel will likely begin from the Entertainment District Arc and work itself forward from there. 

The Demon Slayer anime has covered the Swordsmith Village Arc in Season 3 and will tackle the Hashira Training Arc in Season 4, which will air in May 2024. Since The Hinokami Chronicles covered all of the arcs that Ufotable had animated already, the sequel might do the same and adapt the Entertainment District, Swordsmith Village, and Hashira Training arcs while setting up a third game to conclude Demon Slayer’s story with the Final Battle Arc.

Alternatively, there are two other routes CyberConnect2 could go with the game. The first is to give it an original ending as it did with Naruto Ultimate Ninja Storm 3, though that’s unlikely since in this case the studio can pull from the original manga source material. Alternatively, the Hinokami Chronicles sequel could go ahead adapt the Final Battle arc and more quickly conclude the manga’s story.

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Written by Hannan Mundia

Hannan Mundia has been playing video games since he was just three years old. He loves everything about gaming, from RPGs to first-person shooters. He has sunk countless hours into Bethesda's popular RPGs, but his favorite game remains Nintendo's The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask. His writing has also been featured on Fandom Spot, and you can follow him on Twitter / X at @zombiezomz.

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