Set your dice ablaze!

Because…why not? Why not take the heart-wrenching, bloody, brutal adventures of Tanjiro and Nezuko Kamado and mash them up with the joyful, innocent, childlike board games of Mario and Peach? To question it is to question the worlds of anime and Nintendo themselves, because Demon Slayer -Kimetsu no Yaiba- Sweep the Board! looks really fun, and it’s coming to American and European Switch gamers in 2024.

With more than a few similarities to the popular Mario Party series (right down board spaces that change with the day/night cycles), Demon Slayer -Kimetsu no Yaiba­- Sweep the Board! players will explore dynamic board game featuring locations from the anime, including Mount Fujikasane and Asakusa.

Choose from a cast of fan-favorite characters including Tanjiro Kamado, Zenitsu Agatsuma, Inosuke Hashibira, and 9 Hashiras before engaging in fun, exciting multiplayer action for up to 4 players, either locally or online. Nezuko Kamado will also join in on the fun as a support character. Take on a variety of thrilling mini-games, meet familiar characters, work together to defeat dangerous demons lurking in the night, and aim to become the most powerful demon slayer among the rest!

We don’t yet have an English trailer, but the Japanese trailer released a couple days ago does a good job of cluing us in on the gameplay.

Players take turns rolling dice and moving across the various boards, and it looks like they then in engage in varied (and numerous) co-op and competitive mini-games.

As a fan of both Mario Party and Demon Slayer, I have to say I’m really looking forward to learning more about this one, including whether western audiences will have the option to play the game with the Japanese voice actors.

Demon Slayer -Kimetsu no Yaiba- Sweep the Board! currently has a release date of simply 2024. The official website is lacking in content, too. We may perhaps learn more during tomorrow’s Nintendo Direct, but we’ll be keeping our eyes on this one, regardless.