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Akaneiro: Demon Hunters Goes Open Beta, Kickstarter Hits 25% of Goal

Posted on January 9, 2013 AT 06:49pm

American McGee’s company, Spicy Horse, announced today that their action RPG, Akaneiro: Demon Hunters, has officially hit open beta. Also, their Kickstarter for Akaneiro has surpassed 25% of their overall $200,000 goal.

The story of Akaneiro is based upon a revised telling of the tale of Red Riding Hood.

From the official website:

Akaneiro is the latest “twisted tale” from the team that brought you “Alice: Madness Returns”. Set in turn of the century Japan, the game finds a battle-hardened “Red” fighting demons, wolves and mythical monsters. Set to be released in 2012 on mobile and online platforms. The Order of Akane is an elite and ancient group of demon hunters. Members of the Order are referred to as Red Hunters. Red Hunters undertake field missions combating the proliferation of Yokai (Japanese folk monsters, ghosts and demons). They are almost Knights Templar-like in devotion to duty and righteousness. In the role of a famed Red Hunter, it is your task to restore balance and quell the restless Yokai by force.

  • Become one of the Order of Akane – an elite group of demon hunters inspired by the Red Riding Hood tale.
  • Fight beasts & demons drawn straight from the pages of Japanese folklore.
  • Defeat the Demon Kings and purge the Yokai Demon threat from sacred Yomi Island.

I’ve gotten to play a bit of the beta, and the simplest way to explain it is like so: Toss Diablo, Red Riding Hood, and Feudal Japan into a blender with a dash of what makes American McGee… Well… American McGee… and there you have it!

Official Gameplay Trailer:

Official Kickstarter Trailer:

If you like what you see, you can contribute to their Kickstarter project, and you can also play the open beta on the Spicy World website! [You'll need to sign up for a Spicy World account, which takes mere seconds] Akaneiro is also up for vote on Steam Greenlight, so if you enjoy the game, you can help get it on Steam!

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