Akaneiro: Demon Hunters

Platform(s): PC
Genre: RPG/Action
Developer: Spicy Horse
Release Date: Jan. 31, 2013

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'Akaneiro: Demon Hunters' Goes Open Beta, Reveals New Locations - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 10, 2013 @ 11:59 p.m. PST

Akaneiro: Demon Hunters is an action-RPG, which takes you back to feudal Japan and pits you against the Yokai, demonic creatures inspired by Japanese myth and folklore.

In Jawbone Ravine, craggy ravines cut through forested areas and expose natural cave mouths that lead to deeper underground networks. 

The spirit of the Wolf Lord Moroko has been cruelly twisted by Ghostclaw Cult magic. Players must eliminate the Ghostclaw High Cultist and Destroy Moroko's Spirit.

The open beta will include new developments such as advanced character training, weapon improvements, and the still-under-development Shivering Pines, which brings a new environment style to the game along with a new tribe of imps wielding frost magic.   

To play, prospective hunters need only visit the official Akaneiro website and click the Open Beta button to sign up. Open Beta will run until January 16th and will consist of various stress tests designed to ensure the servers and infrastructure are ready for the launch of the game. 

As of Wednesday morning, the Akaneiro Kickstarter is already over $50,000 and the team is beginning to make decisions about stretch goals.

After some vocal requests from the Linux community (and being a big fan of Linux himself), American decided to add a Linux version of the game to their streatch goals. As a bonus, he also added a Tux-inspired penguin pet to the reward tiers. You can see the (awesome) art to the right. 

More tiers and rewards are on the way (they added a hardcover art book as I was writing this!), so make sure to check the Kickstarter page if you want regular updates.

Location Reveal: Ghostclaw Caverns

The Hidden Lair of The Ghostclaw

Deep within Jawbone Ravine lies the entrance to Yurei Cavern. This once sacred place was den of the living wolf god - Moroko. When the wolves of the forest fell to corruption, so did Moroko fall into darkness. Now the Ghostclaw Werewolf Cultists manipulate the divine energies flowing through the caverns toward nefarious purpose. Deep within the cavern, the Shade of Moroko yearns to be freed...


Location Reveal: The Temple Road

The Temple Road - Hunting Gashadokuro!

The living forest has closed access to the temple road and swallowed Bloodroot Cemetery entirely. A fearsome demonic construct of bone and root guards the temple entrance - Gashadokuro. If the Temple is ever to be reclaimed, this undead giant and his army of ravenous trees must be destroyed.



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