Hello everyone ! After adding Rui and Akaza to the game in October, we’re excited to announce that the second in a series of free post-launch content updates is now available in Demon Slayer -Kimetsu no Yaiba- 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 you to these two new playable demons and how they are represented in The Hinokami Chronicles.
Yahaba (voice actor: Jun Fukuyama)
The first is Yahaba (voiced by Jun Fukuyama), a menacing figure who teams up with Susamaru to ambush 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 battles.
While these arrows cannot deal damage on their own, once they pierce an enemy they can be used to either smash an opponent into the ground (which deals damage) or throw them at rocks. Players will need to keep these options in mind while 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 alongside Yahaba. Through the use of her powerful husbands (decorative yarn balls), she c an keep her distance from any opponent. In the game, this makes her particularly strong against the Demon Slayer Corps which favors close combat.
Susamari fights by throwing her husband towards the enemy while actively moving around the field. They are a great way to trick an opponent into letting their guard down and set up effective combos that can deal big damage.
60fps mode added
Additionally, in this update a new 60 fps mode has been added to the PlayStation 5 version of the game. In this mode, the controllable exploration and combat sections in Story Mode and some controllable sections in Offline Versus mode will be playable in 60 fps.
In addition to these new playable demons and 60fps mode, more online missions have been added to the game for players to complete to earn Kimetsu points and unlock new rewards, such as new quotes and profile pictures. Make sure to download and install the latest update (v1.20) today to unlock all this great new content.