Akaneiro: Demon Hunters announced by American McGee's studio

American McGee's developer Spicy Horse has announced Akaneiro: Demon Hunters. The PC, web, and tablet game is set to launch its beta later this year.


Spicy Horse, helmed by game designer American McGee, has announced its next game. Titled Akaneiro: Demon Hunters, the game tells the tale of Red Riding Hood through the lens of Edo-era Japan. The free-to-play game is set for PC, web, and tablets, and the beta is set to launch later this year.

Kotaku reports that the plot revolves around the Order of Akane, a group of demon hunters gathering "Karma Shards" from dead yokai. It spins Japanese history and culture together with a familiar fairy tale, and the results look like an interesting, fanciful world.

Gameplay details are sparse, but a few screenshots give the appearance of a traditional dungeon-crawler, along with a painterly style. American McGee is nothing if not clever with his settings choices, so we'll keep an eye on this one.

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