Spicy Horse Games
in collaboration with Dark Horse Comics
will be producing a comic series for the studio's upcoming action role-playing game, Akaneiro: Demon Hunters
. Akaneiro has been available thus far in open beta and recently launched a Kickstarter campaign
. The game combines a variety of interesting elements that combine the narrative of Red Riding Hood with Japanese folklore. The comic series is being wrote by Justin Aclin and illustrated by Vasilis Lolos, in addition to cover art by artists at Spicy Horse Games. Founder of Spicy Horse and game designer American McGee described the collaboration as "...a perfect marriage of art and execution."
The three-issue comic series for Akaneiro: Demon Hunters
will be available beginning May 22.
DARK HORSE TEAMS WITH AMERICAN MCGEE’S SPICY HORSE STUDIOS TO BRING THE ARPG AKANEIRO TO COMICS!
JANUARY 9, MILWAUKIE, OR–Following up on last week’s Kickstarter
launch of Spicy Horse’s upcoming ARPG, Akaneiro: Demon Hunters
, Spicy Horse Studios and Dark Horse Comics announce that this soon-to-be-released game will be expanding into comics!
From the brilliant minds behind video game auteur American McGee’s Spicy Horse Studios, Akaneiro
mixes a foundation of Japanese folklore with an original mythology inspired by Red Riding Hood, yielding a fantastic and exciting setting for players to explore and perfectly setting the stage for the visual storytelling of comics. Written by Justin Aclin (Star Wars: The Clone Wars
) and illustrated by Vasilis Lolos (Conan the Barbarian
), the comics follow Kani¾a young woman torn between two cultures¾on an epic adventure hunting devious Yokai and pursuing a destiny far greater than even she can perceive as a member of the fabled Order of Akane.
Known for his bold artistic vision and high-concept reimaginations of well-known characters, American McGee builds on the success of American McGee’s Alice
, its sequel, Alice: Madness Returns
, and the episodic game American McGee’s Grimm
. This reinterpretation of Red Riding Hood as a monster hunter in a mythological Japan is sure to excite fans and game critics alike.
“Though I hate being categorized as some sort of auteur, I’m thrilled to be working again with the rocket-scientist sex machines at Dark Horse,” said Spicy Horse Studio head American McGee. “Our previous collaborations with Dark Horse have produced stunning results, like the art book for Alice: Madness Returns
. It’s a perfect marriage of art and execution.”
An original story expanding the universe of Akaneiro
, featuring covers by the Spicy Horse artists creating the game, this three-issue comics series debuts on May 22!