The first free update for Demon Slayer: The Hinokami Chronicles is expected to launch in late October to early November 2021. The news was announced by Aniplex and game developer CyberConnect2 in the latest October 2021 issue of Weekly Shonen Jump. This will be the first of three planned updates and will add Akaza and Rui as playable characters. While the second and third updates do not yet have a timeline, each will add two additional playable demon characters to the title, for a total of six after the third update. Initially, the only playable demon listed on the roster was Nezuko. [Thanks, ryokutya2089!]
Those purchasing the game for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X, and steam will be able to access a “performance mode” patch after launch, enabling gameplay at 60FPS. In a statement last month, Sega confirmed that the events from the Mugen Train story arc will be featured in Demon Slayer: The Hinokami Chronicles. (Check out our review of the game here.)
The first free Demon Slayer: The Hinokami Chronicles update will appear in late October to early November 2021. The game is coming to PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, and Windows PC, and is now available in Japan. It will release on October 15, 2021 worldwide. Early access was available on October 13, 2021 for those who pre-ordered the deluxe edition.