Cyberconnect2 has recently confirmed that they'll be adding playable demons later as a post-release update in the upcoming Kimetsu No Yaiba Hinokami Chronicles. So far, most of the playable character are from the protagonists, and their allies from Demon Slayer Corps. Here's what we know about the starting roster of this title.
According to Cyberconnect2, the developers have confirmed that the playable demons will be added in as part of a post-release patch in the future. On release, the versus mode will not have much demons and villains on release.
The announcement also revealed new visuals of the game which featured the characters during the Mount Naganumo arc. Some of the Spider Family demons were featured in the images.
Mostly Good Guys
On release, the versus mode of Kimetsu No Yaiba Hinokami Chronicles are filled mostly with good guys. Main protagonists, Demon Slayer Corps soldiers, the Pillars, and alternate world Academy versions of these characters are the playable cast so far.
So far, the only demon character in the playable cast is Tanjiro Kamado's sister, Nezuko. So far, the reveals featured her fighting as a demon with superhuman strength and an alternate schoolgirl version using a schoolbag to fight. Most of the other demons are mostly villains working for and key allies against Muzan Kibutsuji.
Each of these characters have attacks and abilities reminiscent of their source material namely the Kimetsu no Yaiba manga and anime series. Players will enjoy access to some of their attacks including separate versions of the same character if they have used a different style in their battles.
This title is confirmed for release this October 14 for Japan and October 15 internationally. Kimetsu No Yaiba Hinokami Chronicles will include many iconic moments of the series such as the events unfolding from the first arc up to at least the Mugen Train arc.
We'll have to wait for more reveals to know when the demons will be played.