After all the madness Alice
could muster and social action game Bighead Bash
, it look's like American McGee's Spicy Horse studio is ready to move on to another new project. Entitled Akaneiro: Demon Hunters
, the action role-playing game retells the story of Little Red Riding Hood with a feudal Japanese twist, reports Kotaku
. As part of the Order of Akane, players are charged with putting an end to a Hokkaido village's demon problem. Akaneiro uses mid-19th century Japan as a backdrop, as tensions arose and the country reluctantly opened itself to western trade.
The game will be free-to-play and will be playable on PC, tablets and via the web. Early screenshots
suggest gameplay similar to Diablo
and other dungeon crawlers. A beta is planned for later this year.