Demon Slayer: Hinokami Chronicles Review

By Kaya

Hei! What’s good! Have you checked out the trendy Demon Slayer game, which was published by SEGA? It’s one of the most intriguing video games to play across devices and consoles. Featuring amazing characters like Tanjiro and his demon sister Nezuko, along with other powerful characters.

For anime lovers, if you got enticed with the first season of the anime version, Demon Slayer: Mugen Train, then you'd be glad to hear that Demon Slayer season 2 is now out. The first episode was aired on December 5, 2021, by Japanese broadcaster Fuji TV; it was an hour-long episode. Other episodes would be released regularly, on Sundays.

Now back to the game version, Demon Slayer: Hinokami Chronicles; you can now play this game on Steam, PlayStation 4 & 5, Xbox consoles, and on Windows computers.

Demon Slayer: Hinokami Chronicles Specifications

The game was released in October 2021, and it was developed to run on Microsoft Windows computers, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox X Series, and Xbox S Series. To play this game on any of these supported platforms, you have to purchase it.

Demon Slayer: Hinokami Chronicles is ranked under "Fighting" and "Action" genres, and it can be played in two different modes: Single Player and Multiplayer. This article details everything you need to know about this video game, including the price to get it on different platforms, and the required device specifications.

Cost of Demon Slayer: Hinokami Chronicles Game

The cost depends on where you’d be playing the game (Xbox, PlayStation, or PC). Generally, the average price of the Demon Slayer video game is $50. However, below is the amount you’d pay to get the game on your preferred platform (PC or console).

- Supported Xbox consoles - $38.00 (discounted price on Amazon), $48.99 (Xbox store)

- PlayStion 4 and 5 - $59.99 (Standard Edition) and $69.99 (Deluxe Edition)

- Windows PC (steam) - $59.99

System Requirements For Playing Demon Slayer: Hinokami Chronicles

Memory: 6 GB RAM

Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 760, 2GB, or AMD Radeon R9 280, 4GB

Storage: at least 25 GB available space

Operating System: Minimum Windows 8.1, Requires a 64-bit processor

Processor: Intel Core i5-2400/3470, or AMD Phenom ll X6 1100T/FX-8350

Additional Notes: High 1080p (30FPS), 8 GB RAM (60FPS)

If you have PS4/5 and Xbox One, S/X series, there are no further minimum requirements needed to play this game on those consoles.

Demon Slayer: Hinokami Chronicles Overview

The gameplay is an adaptation from the first anime entry in the franchise, Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba the Movie: Mugen Train. It is an intriguing game with lots of fighting scenes, where the player (in Single Player mode) would have to combat in Boss Battles to unlock achievements and hidden gems.

You can either play this game in Single Player mode or Multiplayer mode. The storyline would interest you; it’s mainly a story about a young boy who needs to win several demons to turn back his sister (who’s already a demon) into a human. Tanjiro Kamado is the main character - the protagonist in this series.

Apparently, the demons seen in the game are all that you'd see on the anime movie version. If you play the versus mode (multiplayer mode), you'd get to choose from a roster of 18 characters. Out of the 18 characters, about 6 of them appeared in the spin-off anime Chuukou Ikkan!! Kimetsu Gakuen Monogatari.

Interestingly, this game supports two types of multiplayer modes: local and online multiplayer modes.

Game Plot

Quite a sad story of a young lad, Tanjiro, who just discovered that his family got mascaraed. During the Taisho Period in Japan, a young easygoing boy, Tanjiro, a kindhearted boy who sells charcoal for a living, finds his family slaughtered by a demon.

His younger sister, who happened to be the only survivor got transformed into a demon. Out of thirst for revenge, Tanjiro decides to join the Demon Slayer army to avenge his family's death and turn his sister back into a human.

One of Tanjiro’s main missions is to defeat the particular demon that slaughtered his family. However, it’s not going to be an easy mission for him as he’d need to defeat several other demons before he can get to the particular one that killed his family. Demon Slayer: Hinokami Chronicles is simply a sorrowful tale of siblings in which the fates of humans and demons interlace.

Features of the Game

1. Exhilarating Arena Battles

One of the things to love about this game is the battle arenas. They are so real and sophisticated, that you'd always want to fight. Also, all the characters have several spectacular skills; you should master their skills from the anime. That said, Tanjiro and Nezuko have special skills for winning combats; whether head-to-head battles, local challenges, or online multiplayer.

2. Moving Drama

Play as Tanjiro Kamado, and help him all through the way in his journey to become a demon slayer and bring back his sister, Nezuko, into human form.

3. Original Anime Voice Cast

Demon Slayer: Hinokami Chronicles features the same original English and Japanese casts from the anime, and their voices are the same too. Everything about the characters in the game is the same as with the anime characters.

How to Play Demon Slayer: Hinokami Chronicle

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When you launch the game, it takes you to the story's Prologue, which is the opening screen. You'd get to watch a cutscene of the protagonist's father doing a unique dance. The next scene shows the protagonist himself, Tanjiro Kamado, facing a trial with a swordsman, and it is the first battle of the game.

As expected, the prologue puts you through the guide on how you can play the game. However, some of the game features and control need special actions (you may also need to buy the Deluxe edition to unlock them.

Completing the prologue unlocks a few characters; the rest would be unlocked after you finish the main story. The main story has about eight chapters, then you’d unlock a couple of characters you can use to fight in the different versus modes.

Generally, this game comprises dialogues, cutscenes, and epic battles - simply another version of the anime story which has to be played out by you. As you keep playing, you'd keep discovering Memory Fragments and earning Kimetsu Points. Don't misuse your points; you'd need them to keep redeeming rewards on the Reward Boards.

To learn more on how to play this game, you should spend more time in the practice lab - nurturing your skills and learning new tricks to win real combats with other gamers playing the game. Also, you will get to learn more about your player/character in the Practice Mode/Lab.

Tips and Tricks Of The Game:

  • Watching Memory Fragments only helps you to understand the plot’s details; it doesn’t help you to advance to the next chapter.
  • Skip cutscenes by holding a button (the Circle on PlayStation gamepads).
  • Asides from the Prologue, all other chapters have Special Missions, and they come in two difficulties: normal and hard.
  • If you finish a battle without sustaining any cut/damage, you’d get the S rank easily.
  • You can keep replaying a level until you get the rank you want from the level.
  • When you sustain too many injuries in a fight, which means you won't get the S rank, you can restart the fight/mission and be more careful.
  • Use the "Parrying" technique while fighting normal demons to win the battles quickly. The parry button prompts up while you're fighting - be sensitive to see it.
  • When your enemy activates a buff, avoid attacks.
  • Unless your enemy is glowing orange or red, whenever you correctly hit them they won't be able to counterattack right away.

Characters and Their Skills

There are about 18 characters in the game, but these few are the strongest, most agile ones to choose for any type of combat.

1. Tanjiro Kamado


He acts pretty much like the base Tanjiro in the anime, and he's the main protagonist. Tanjiro attacks using water breathing techniques. The special skills of Tanjiros make him one of the strongest characters you can choose to win several battles.

  • Eighth Form: Waterfall Basin
  • Second Form: Water Wheel
  • Sixth Form: Whirlpool
Ultimate Art:
  • Tenth Form: Constant Flux

2. Nezuko


Nezuko is the younger sister of Tanjiro's; she survived the massacre of Tanjiro's family but got turned into a demon. Although she's a demon, she doesn't hurt humans - she'd rather prefer to sleep always. In this game, Nezuko is the only fighter who doesn't use a sword.

  • Crazy Scratching
  • Heel Bash
  • Flying Kick
Ultimate Art:
  • Blood Demon Art

3. Urokodaki


Practically the strongest swordsman in the game, Urokodaki, is Tanjiro’s mentor and master in Water Breathing. A lot of information is not known about Urokodaki, and he always fights with a mask to cover his face. The man, Urokodaki, has a strong set of water-based special attacks, and he’s the only character who can use traps on the battlefield.

  • Eighth Form: Waterfall Basin
  • Second Form: Water Wheel
  • Master's Wisdom (hold guard button + skill button)
Ultimate Art:
  • Eighth Form: Waterfall Basin, Destruction

4. Makomo


Makomo is a past student of master Urokodaki; she’s out to help Tanjiro prepare for the final selection. Since Makomo trained with Urokodaki, she has a great understanding of breathing techniques.

  • First Form: Water Surface Slash
  • Second Form: Water Wheel
  • Ninth Form: Splashing Water Flow, Flash
Ultimate Art:
  • Ninth Form: Splashing Water Flow, Turbulent Effervescence

5. Sabito


Sabito is an orphan who trained with master Urokodaki until he got into Final Selection. Somehow, Sabito also managed to teach Tanjiro some fighting skills, as well as helped him to a huge rock in half to get Urokodaki's attention.

  • Eighth Form: Waterfall Basin
  • Third Form: Flowing Dance, Shadows of Dawn
  • Sixth Form: Whirpool
Ultimate Art:

Third Form: Flowing Dance

6. Kyojuro Rengoku


Kyojuro Rengoku is the second most important character of the game, after Tanjiro. He plays a major role and is a member of the Hashira, the group of strongest swordsmen. All his skills are based on flame breathing.

  • Fifth Form: Flame Tiger
  • Third Form: Blazing Universe
  • Second Form: Rising Scorching Sun
Ultimate Art:

Ninth Form: Rengoku

Future Character Upgrades?

There would be an addition of some new playable characters to the game. Demon Slayer: The Hinokami Chronicles would receive three free post-launch DLC; in each release, there's be two new characters. To start with, the first, which was announced in October 2021, will add Akaza and Rui; they'd be the first playable demons in the game.

What More?

For gamers on Windows PC, the best-recommended OS is Windows 10. However, the game can play on Windows 8 if your system meets the minimum specifications. Demon Slayer: Hinokami Chronicle is an intriguing game you would get addicted to, once you start the first battle.