It was only natural that the next big DLC for Demon Slayer: The Hinokami Chronicles Game would be incomplete without the arc that really marked the epitome of the peak of action animation. The thing about Demon Slayer’s Entertainment arc is that it was one of those story arcs that really shifted everything about the story in terms of reception.

Of course, Mugen Train had already set the bar way too high for Demon Slayer anime when it got animated. Mugen Train became a worldwide phenomenon. The next big task for ufotable was to live to the glory of the action animation of Mugen Train. The Entertainment district arc not only weighed, but I’d say far surpassed its predecessor.

Zenitsu in the game
Zenitsu doing his special move cut-scene (via steam store)

Demon Slayer The Hinokami Chronicles Gets A NEW DLC

Hinokami Chronicles DLC
via Steam store

This Friday, Sega announced that it has released 3 new characters as Paid DLC for the Demon Slayer (Kimetsu No Yaiba Hinokami Kepputan) game. The DLC contained Inosuke, Zenitsu, and Tanjiro of the entertainment district arc.

At this point, you might be flustered about whether Nezuko from Entertainment arc will be part of this or not. The answer is no, but the better answer is yes. Nezuko was already released as “Nezuko Advanced Demon Form” set. Spoiler alert, that’s Nezuko’s power-up that’s first revealed in The Entertainment District

All The Character Packs and DLC 

Kamado Tanjiro in Demon Slayer Hinokami Chronicles
Kamado Tanjiro in Demon Slayer Hinokami Chronicles via Steam Store

You can buy all the three characters as part of the Entertainment District Arc character pack. One can also just puy the larger DLC Pack, which comes as a season pass for $24.99 and includes other character packs. Here is a list of all the DLC packs included in the season pass – 

Gyutaro Character Pack
Daki Character Pack
Inosuke Hashibira (Entertainment District) Character Pack
Zenitsu Agatsuma (Entertainment District) Character Pack
Tanjiro Kamado (Entertainment District) Character Pack
Tengen Uzui Character Pack
Nezuko Kamado (Advanced Demon Form) Character Pack

  • The initial first DLC Core Add-on Bundle includes Kimetsu Academy Nezuko Kamado, Kimetsu Academy Zenitsu Agatsuma, Kimetsu Academy Inosuke Hashibira.
  • A later DLC pack included summer uniforms for Giyuu, Tanjiro, Nezuki, Inosuke, and Zenitsu. After that, all the DLCs have been new character upgrades.
  • It should be noted that Gyutaro and Daki character pack is only available when bought together in the season pass for $24.99.

Demon Slayer The Hinokami Chronicles Update History 

Nezuko Advanced Demon Form DLC
Nezuko Advanced Demon Form DLC (courtesy of steam store)

The Game has had a total of four free updates as of now.

  • The first update came in November and added Rui and Akaza as playable characters.
  • It was followed by Yahaba and Susamaru in the second, Yushiro, Tamaya and Enmu in the third. The third update only included the three characters as Hinokami Chronicles DLC characters and not free playable.
  • The fourth update came in the following year’s August and allowed for astonishing group battles. The group battles allow eight people to match up in a room.

Gameplay of Kimetsu No Yaiba Hinokami Kepputan

The Story Mode

Nezuko in Demon Slayer Hinokami Chronicles DLC

  • The gameplay isn’t anything complex. If anything it has two simple systems. One is a story mode that follows the original gameplay. The story mode feels staggeringly similar to Naruto Ninja Storm’s story mode.
  • There is a single-player exploration set in a semi-open world. One can steer through a playable field as per the story continuation. The story strictly follows the original source and does not deviate.

Battle Mode

Gameplay of Hinokami Chronicles
A Gameplay as shown in trailer. (Via steam)
  • Although critics would say the story mode may be stale at times but the same isn’t true for the second mechanic: Battle Mode.
  • The Battle Mode allows players to put a two-vs-two against any characters of their choosing. The players can control the two characters of their team while the opponent is CPU. 

Concluding

Kimetsu No Yaiba Hinokami Kepputan may fail to catch your attention against the existence of giants like Jump Force or heavier developments like Dragon Ball Kakarot. But the larger point is that it is still pretty enjoyable. It kind of reminds you of older games, those that Nintendo and Gameboy used to release.

Gameboy Advance Dragonball Advanced Adventures is a title that comes to mind when I think of a battle mode and just a story mode mechanic in any game. Yet such a trope isn’t unused in modern fighting games. Tell us how you like Hinokami Chronicles below, as we keep you posted with the world of Anime, News, Cinema, and our favorite, Gaming.


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