American McGee one of the developers behind Quake and the founder of SpicyHorse, the studio responsible for the dark and very sinister “Alice: Madness Returns”, unveiled their newest project today, an action RPG titled Akaneiro.

Set in the turn of the century Japan, players take on the role of red hunters, members of an elite and ancient group of demon hunters. Players will undertake field missions to fight demons, mythical monsters and wolves. No one knows why wolves were included along with demons and mythical monsters to fight but one can only assume those wolves will be undoubtedly mythical and perhaps also demons.

Not much else is known so far about the new RPG. The trailer above shows off the surprisingly colorful world that is inspired by the hand-painted art of Japan and its folklore. The combat looks decidedly Diablo 3 which makes sense since the website touts features that are commonly the main focus in dungeon crawler games such as Diablo. Players will have the opportunity to loot, buy and trade thousands of items they collect in the world. The website also mentions being able to define your own hunter class by controlling its development, choosing abilities, specializations, and stat growth that best suits your personal play style.

You can sign up for the closed beta on the official website now (although no start date is given yet). Check out the trailer and let us know what you think!

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  1. Пидарас on September 13, 2012

    Попову пизда

  2. xcr00k3dx on September 13, 2012

    I love the art style. Might DL & see if it will run well on my netbook

  3. Gamer on September 13, 2012

    Not what I was hoping for…
    When I saw action RPG, I was like ‘Ooo will it be like RaiderZ where you don’t use point and click’
    But this obviously has some point and click in it (especially with the movement)…

    And another thing is that it’s an instance game! Which means it will lack social features and all you can mainly do is get in a room with people and start the game!

  4. Arubedo on September 12, 2012

    The art style reminds me of Shining Force NEO/EXA on the PS2 lol.

  5. xlcyruslx on September 12, 2012

    the skills looks like dota style but the gameplay and the video and the dungs sugest a action mmorpg like darkblood, so, this is dota o action mmorpg?

  6. philtothetop on September 11, 2012

    diablo with some monster hunter soundtracks

  7. Snowwww on September 11, 2012

    I really like the archstyle, but the animations seem sluggish. not very polished

  8. Jericho on September 11, 2012

    And…It…Is…………not what I expected. I thought it would have been more like other action RPG’s with the camera behind the character.

  9. Murilo on September 11, 2012

    I hope it is not a Dungeon Crawler game, I love 2.5D games but I hate the fact that almost every 2.5D game is a Dungeon Crawler

    we’ve played diablo 2 already, move on developers xD

    • spunkify Author on September 11, 2012

      This would be closer to D3 visually I think (3d vs 2d for D2). But with the flexibility of skills like D2.

  10. ThcMonkee on September 11, 2012

    “…demons, mythical monsters and wolves” 😀

    Finally someone recognizes the impact that wolves have. If you look at it more closely you will see that every game ever made that had no wolves or badly designed wolves has failed. It’s a fact. ( Don’t bother thinking about it, just accept it.)

    But seriously, i can’t wait to see those wolves.

    I loved American McGees Alice but i can’t say i’m overly excited about another aRPG. I hope it packs more than just awesome wolves.

    P.S. I wonder how long he hated hes parents for naming him American.


  11. Eamesblack on September 11, 2012

    Assuming they play their cards right, it can be a great combo of cartoony/dark arpg. i would defenitly play it.

  12. rockmeo on September 11, 2012

    I love when the adverstisment does his work 🙂 the bad thing is when you play it and you find it broing and monotous :/

  13. rockmeo on September 11, 2012

    And!! is!! just!! another point lick and figth game 🙂

  14. Phlash on September 11, 2012

    Meh might be alright. I sign up for whatever I can. Never know what you will really like.