Demon Slayer: The Hinokami Chronicles Game's 1st Free Update Launches on November 4
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The official Twitter account for Sega's Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba- The Hinokami Chronicles (Kimetsu no Yaiba: Hinokami Keppūtan) game announced on Tuesday that the game's first free update will launch on Thursday. The account and the official YouTube channel for Shueisha's V Jump magazine streamed videos that preview Rui and Akaza, who will join the game as playable characters in the first out of three planned updates after release.
【#ヒノカミ血風譚 無償アップデート第1弾】 11月4日（木）配信開始！ 家庭用ゲーム『鬼滅の刃 ヒノカミ血風譚』無償アップデート第1弾配信に向けて、奥義演出をご紹介します。
配信開始まであと2日！ https://game.kimetsu.com/hinokami/ #鬼滅の刃(@kimetsuHINOKAMI )November 2
The game has 1 million copies in circulation worldwide. The 1 million is for copies in circulation that the company has released but not necessarily all sold. The number is not a sales statistic.
The game's Digital Deluxe Edition includes character unlock keys for Demon Slayer Academy characters; avatars; butterfly mansion costumes for Tanjiro, Zenitsu, and Inosuke; and 8,000 slayer points.. The game also has a paid add-on bundle that includes the same extra content.
Sega Asia describes the game:
Become the Demon Slayer, Tanjiro Kamado, to fight off the demons threatening humanity in order to turn his sister Nezuko, who has become a demon, back into a human, as well as to avenge the death of his family by hunting down the demon who killed them.
The game features a story mode that allows fans to relive the story of the first television anime. A battle mode lets players play as different characters. Playable characters include: Tanjiro Kamado, Nezuko Kamado, Zenitsu Agatsuma, Inosuke Hashibira, Giyu Tomioka, Sakonji Urokodaki, Sabito, Makomo, Shinobu Kochō, Kyōjurō Rengoku, Tanjiro Kamado (using Hinokami Kagura), and Murata. Tanjiro, Nezuko, and Giyu Tomioka as they appear in the "Kimetsu Gakuen!" shorts also join the game as playable characters.
Aniplex is delaying the release of the separate Kimetsu no Yaiba: Keppū Kengeki Royale (Demon Slayer: Blood-Stench Blade Royale) smartphone game indefinitely in order to improve the quality of the game. The game was previously slated to debut in 2020. The free-to-play smartphone "asymmetrical survival action game" will pit teams of demon slayers and demons against each other, with players doing battle in settings from the story using various skills and characters.