American McGee and his Shanghai-based studio Spicy Horse continue to polish one of the most beautiful browser-based / Android games I've seen. With open beta looming, let's take a look at the dark and lovely Bloodroot Cemetery, the latest area revealed for Akaneiro: Demon Hunters.

Akaneiro is a action role-playing game that combines Japanese mythology and art with the tale of Red Riding Hood. Players don the mantle of a Red Hunter of the Order of Arkane, a human demon hunting organization rumored to have been founded by the real Red Riding Hood. The disciplines of the order are built upon three archetypes from the legend — The Red Girl, The Quiet Huntsman and the Forest Mother. It's a compelling concept, and one I can't wait to explore.


Perhaps my travels will take me to one particularly nasty cursed bit of forest real estate...

Bloodroot Cemetery

The site of countless ancient and forgotten battles, this dense and eerie forest cemetery is shrouded in an unnatural fog. Gnarled roots grasp at clusters of forgotten gravestones and choke weathered monuments.

Jinmenju trees have fed for centuries on the blood of soldier, monk and traveler alike. Their thirst is eternal and unquenchable.

I want to be there.

Spicy Horse is currently interested in adding a few more closed beta testers as they ramp up to the open beta. Think you can handle the hunt? Head over to the Akaneiro: Demon Hunters website and sign up.