KEY POINTS

  • "Demon Slayer: The Hinokami Chronicles" releases Oct. 14 In Japan
  • The game's western release is scheduled for Oct. 15
  • CyberConnect2 dropped new screenshots of the said video game

"Demon Slayer: The Hinokami Chronicles" is set to release worldwide in October and the team behind the upcoming 3D fighting title offered new and exciting details fans should look forward to.

Game developer CyberConnect2 announced on Twitter on Monday that "Demon Slayer: The Hinokami Chronicles" will receive a free post-launch update. This update will introduce playable demons to the upcoming title. These playable demons will be available in the game's Versus Mode roster.

At present, this mode already features 18 characters. The Versus Mode update will be the first time players would see the narrative of the game from their perspective. Unfortunately, CyberConnect2 did not reveal the identity of these playable demons.

Demon Slayer -Kimetsu no Yaiba- The Hinokami Chronicles | Story Trailer Demon Slayer -Kimetsu no Yaiba- The Hinokami Chronicles, the official video game of the "Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba" anime, launches in North America and Europe for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and Steam on October 15! See how players will relive those memorable moments of “Tanjiro Kamado, Unwavering Resolve Arc” and “Mugen Train Arc”. Photo: SEGA America Official YouTube Account

On the PlayStation Blog, the game developer also revealed its plans to release several free updates as soon as "Demon Slayer: The Hinokami Chronicles" releases later in 2021. The studio also promised to provide more details on every update soon. Interestingly, the same PlayStation blog features several images of the fierce and powerful Spider Demon Rui  and other demons from the Natagumo Mountain Arc.

Since the game's Story Mode will cover the events of Mugen Train, it is possible that other demons introduced between the arcs would become playable. In July, CyberConnect 2 dropped the first gameplay footage of "Demon Slayer: The Hinokami Chronicles."

It showcased Tenjiro, Zenitsu and Hasibira in the Tsuzumi Mansion. It is possible that the Tsuzumi Mansion demon would be one of the playable characters that would be introduced in the free post-launch update. Other demons featured in past promotional materials are Yahaba and Susamaru, which could also become playable soon.

Several new screenshots centered on the Story Mode were also released on Monday. These images are from the series' Natagumo Mountain Arc. Some of these photos also appeared on the Jump cover.

"Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba – The Hinokami Chronicles" is scheduled to release in Japan and other regions in Asia on Oct. 14. As for its western release, gamers can get their hands on the game on Oct. 15.

"Demon Slayer: The Hinokami Chronicles" is set to launch on PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PS5, Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S.