Here’s Akaneiro: Demon Hunter, A Fantasy Action RPG Set In Feudal Japan



In 2006, American McGee, known for his work on id Software titles such as the early Doom and Quake games, as well as American McGee’s Alice, founded a development studio named Spicy Horse Games in Shanghai. Spicy Horse are currently working on a fantasy action RPG titled Akaneiro: Demon Hunters for PC.


Akaneiro: Demon Hunters is set in feudal Japan and has you fighting youkai, demons from Japanese myths and folklore. You can watch a trailer for the game above. The trailer also mentions at one point that the game will be free-to-play.


A closed beta-test for Akaneiro: Demon Hunters will begin soon, and you can sign up for it here. Spicy Horse haven’t announced a release date for the game yet, but they are looking into a Steam release for the game. If you like, you can vote for it on Steam Greenlight here.


A world map for “Yomi Forest” locale, one of the game’s eight locales, taken from a UI test. Each location contains multiple missions, with at least one boss encounter.



Ishaan Sahdev
Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and wrote the book "The Legend of Zelda - A Complete Development History". He also used to moonlight as a professional manga editor. These days, his day job has nothing to do with games, but the two inform each other nonetheless.