Akaneiro: Demon Hunters Open Beta Kicks Off Today

By Ishaan . January 9, 2013 . 11:30am

Spicy Horse Games, the developer behind Alice: Madness Returns, have kicked off the open beta for their PC action-RPG, Akaneiro: Demon Hunters. The game is based on the Little Red Riding Hood story combined with Japanese folklore.


You can access the open beta by going here and clicking the Open Beta button on the top-right. The open beta includes features like advanced character training, weapon improvements, and an under-development area called “Shivering Pines”.


Spicy Horse also hope to release Akaneiro: Demon Hunters for Linux and Ouya. Additionally, they’ve released screenshots of two more areas from the game—Ghostclaw Caverns and The Temple Road, which you can find below along with descriptions of both areas.


The Akaneiro: Demon Hunters open beta will last until January 16th.


Ghostclaw Caverns: 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…



The Temple Road: 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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  • anarchy_panty

    I feel like I’m one of the few who absolutely loved Madness Returns, so I’ll definitely be giving this a shot. Also, there’s a kickstarter for this game, if anyone likes it and wants to throw some money at it. I threw $20 at them — which is my little way of making up for stealing the original Alice when I was 13. >.>


    • Lexaus_the_Alchemist

      +1 for the link.

      Maybe you should include inflation prices and throw in more money… Just saying. =P

  • This game’s fun. I had some issues in the CB with movement/controls, as I often do with browser games, but otherwise it was really cool. The art style is phenomenal. Does anyone know if they plan on making an actual client for it? That’s the only thing keeping me from loving it.

    Edit: Nevermind, to anyone wondering: The Kickstarter says that a client version will be going into OB soon as well. Yay!

  • FitzpatrickPhillips

    Oh no way, friggin awesome! Thanks for bringing this to my attention!

  • JMaster3000

    ”Akaneiro: Demon Hunters is a dark fantasy, free-to-play multiplayer online browser-based video game”

    browser-based video game



    • There’s plans for both a browser and client-based version.

      • JMaster3000

        Ohh good to hear.
        No way i am gonna play it on a browser.

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