Shinobu Kocho will be playable in the upcoming Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba video game Kimetsu no Yaiba: Hinokami Keppūtan.
The news comes from the latest Weekly Shonen Jump magazine, which revealed the Insect Hashira Shinobu Kocho will be a playable fighter. As seen in the photo below from the game’s official Twitter account, the Demon Slayer and master swordsman is seen donning her butterfly robe, indicative of her insect-like fighting style.
— 家庭用ゲーム「鬼滅の刃 ヒノカミ血風譚」【公式】 (@kimetsuHINOKAMI) May 10, 2021
Kimetsu no Yaiba: Hinokami Keppūtan is developed by CyberConnect2, the studio behind Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot and the Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm series. The game will include a “Solo Play Mode” that will give players a chance to play out the first 26 episodes of the anime. Additionally, there will be a “Versus Mode” that will give fans and newcomers to play as their favorite Demon Slayer characters and fight each other.
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Shinobu Kocho will be joining an already large roster of playable characters from the Demon Slayer anime. The cast so far includes Tanjiro, Nazuko, Zenitsu, Inosuke, Giyu, Urokodaki, Sabito, and Makomo.
Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba is a manga series written and illustrated by Koyoharu Gotouge. It was serialized in Weekly Shonen Jump from February 2016 to May 2020. An anime television series adaptation was aired in Japan from April to September 2019. The series recently made headlines for its film, Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba the Movie: Mugen Train, which is a direct sequel to the anime series and was released in North American theaters just last month. It earned $19.5 million in its first weekend across 1,605 U.S. theaters.
Kimetsu no Yaiba: Hinokami Keppūtan will launch in Japan on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and PC via Steam later this year.