As for the characters themselves, several are members of the Hashira, the highest group in the Demon Slayer Corporation. Each Hashira practices a different Breathing Style, which help them during combat situations. Three of the playable Hashira in Demon Slayer: The Hinokami Chronicles will be Giyu Tomioka, Shinobu Kocho, and Kyojuro Rengoku. These characters make use of the Water, Insect, and Flame Breathing techniques, although there are many more Breathing Techniques in the Demon Slayer series.
Tanjiro will also utilize his Breathing Technique skills in the game, which may be the inspiration for unique character moves. Although other Demon Slayers draw Breathing Techniques from certain elements, Tanjiro’s is simply called “Hinokami Kagura.” Those familiar with the manga/anime will know that this is an incredibly powerful technique, although it will probably be balanced with others in The Hinokami Chronicles for the sake of gameplay.
This is now the second official trailer from Sega looking at the Demon Slayer fighting game. Earlier in June 2021, the company shared a story trailer when it revealed the English release date.
Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba The Hinokami Chronicles will come out on the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, and Windows PC in 2021 in Japan and on October 15, 2021 in English worldwide.