Hello there, everyone! After adding Rui and Akaza to the game back in October, we’re excited to announce the second in a series of free post-launch content updates that are now available for Demon Slayer—Kimetsu no Yaiba—in The Hinokami Chronicles.
This new update adds two more characters to the Versus Mode roster: Yahaba and Susamaru. In this article, we would like to introduce these two new playable monsters and how they are represented in The Hinokami Chronicles.
Yahaba (Voice Actor: Jun Fukuyama)
First is Yahba (voiced by Jun Fukuyama), a menacing figure who teams up with Susamaru to attack Tanjiro in Asakusa under orders from Kibutsuji. He has eyes on both hands and can generate arrows that manipulate directional forces with his Blood Demon art, making him dangerous in long-range combat.
While these arrows cannot deal damage by themselves, once they pierce an enemy, they can be used to either slam an opponent to the ground (which deals damage) or Can be used on rocks to strike opponents. Players need to keep these choices in mind when playing as Yahaba.
Susamaru (Voice Actor: Mikako Komatsu)
Susamaru (voiced by Mikako Komatsu) is a demon with the appearance of a young girl who attacks Tanjiro in Asakusa with Yahaba. Through the use of her powerful mari (balls of ornamental thread), she can keep her distance from any opponent. In-game, this makes him particularly strong against the Demon Slayer Corps who favor close range combat.
Susamari actively roams the field and fights by throwing her Mari at the enemy. They’re a great way to entice an opponent to let their guard down and set up effective combos that can deal high amounts of damage.
60fps mode added
Also in this update a new 60fps mode has been added to the PlayStation 5 version of the game. Within this mode, controllable sections of Exploration and Combat in Story Mode and some controllable sections in Offline Versus Mode will be playable in 60fps.
Along with these new playable monsters and a 60 FPS mode, more online missions like new quotes and profile photos have been added for players to earn Kimetsu points and unlock new rewards. Be sure to download and install the latest update (v1.20) today to unlock all this great new content.