Spicy Horse has announced the start of the open beta test for Akaneiro: Demon Hunters, a free-to-play action-RPG which takes you back to feudal Japan and pits you against the Yokai, demonic creatures inspired by Japanese myth and folklore. The open beta will include new developments such as advanced character training, weapon improvements, and the still-under-development Shivering Pines, which brings a new environment style to the game along with a new tribe of imps wielding frost magic.
Open Beta will run until January 16th and will consist of various stress tests designed to ensure the servers and infrastructure are ready for the launch of the game.
Update: Spicy Horse Studios and Dark Horse Comics announced that the game will be expanding into comics. Featuring covers by the Spicy Horse artists creating the game, this three-issue comics series will debut on May 22, 2013.