Hyakki Castle Brings Ancient Japanese Demons and Monsters to Life, Now Available on PC
Divide and Conquer in this Real-Time Dungeon RPG, Featuring a Unique 2-Party System that Finds Players Strategically Splitting Forces and Managing Multiple Parties
TOKYO, JAPAN — (Nov. 15, 2017) — Japanese videogame publisher, Happinet, announced today that its beautifully stylized real-time dungeon RPG game, Hyakki Castle, launched on PC via Steam for western players. The game transports players to a terrifying haunted castle, where players are charged with leading a party to subdue the castle’s miserable lord.
Hyakki Castle, set in the 18th century during the Edo Period of Japan, brings classic Japanese “Fantastical World” folklore and ghost stories to life with an unforgettable Ukiyoe art style as players explore the frightening halls of the castle, battling forbidding demons and terrifying ghosts along the way. Choose between a Samurai or Ninja and venture forth into the enormous castle, filled with clever and cunning traps, to do battle, solve puzzles, defeat bosses, and ultimately defeat the gloomy Lord of the castle.
Featuring a brand-new approach to the traditional real-time dungeon RPG battle system, Hyakki Castle encourages players to split their party with its exclusive 2-party system, a feature not yet seen in real-time dungeon RPGs. Work together to use unique skills and equip up to four actions at the same time to aid in eradicating monsters with distinctive attacks, defenses, projectiles and magic spells while executing pincer attacks, flanking enemies, and more as you uncover the mysteries hidden within the castle’s remote and isolated depths.
“All of us are particularly enthusiastic for the opportunity to add our contribution to the dungeon RPG genre, creating a thrilling, mysterious, and suspenseful experience,” said Masaru Saito, Producer at Happinet. “We’re proud that Hyakki Castle showcases the deep roots of Japan’s rich folklore and hope it delivers an exceptional and gratifying experience to RPG fans around the world.”
To celebrate today’s launch, players can pick up Hyakki Castle on Steam at a 20% discount for $19.99 USD during a limited time launch week sale. As part of their commitment to continue support its community post-launch, Happinet also announced plans to release additional free dungeons within the year. Players are encouraged to visit the Hyakki Castle Steam page and Asakusa Studios game page for additional details.
- 2- Party System: Split your party of up to four players for unparalleled strategy and party options in this unique approach to the real-time dungeon genre
- Real-time RPG Action: Become a Samurai or a Ninja, create a party, and venture forth to do battle, solve puzzles, defeat bosses, and explore a mysterious castle to defeat its Lord!
- Classic Japanese Setting: Clash with monsters and supernatural creatures from Japanese folklore
- Explore a Mysterious Castle: The enormous castle is filled with cunning traps—some of which can only be solved by dividing your party—and tough boss monsters, testing player instincts and judgement
- Unforgettable Soundtrack: The game features traditional Japanese music and ambient sound creating an environment of mystery, suspense and fear to the gameplay experience
Developed by Asakusa Studios, Hyakki Castle is published by Happinet. The game is now available on Steam. For a closer look at Hyakki Castle’s gameplay mechanics, check out the recently released Haunted Halls trailer on YouTube here: https://youtu.be/LnS0oDQrY8c
PC review keys are available to qualified press and influencers upon request via filling out the review request form here: https://goo.gl/forms/Ljpp0FYJiYdQKdzx2
About Asakusa Studios
Based in Asakusa, Japan, Asakusa Studios is game studio comprised of Japanese “Samurai” creators that bring unique games to their lovable gaming fans from around the world.
Happinet is a Japanese comprehensive entertainment trading company that boasts either top or near-top market share in each of its four main businesses: toys; visual and music; video games; and amusements. In 2017, the company announced it will bring the distinctly Japanese RPG, Hyakki Castle, to western audiences. For more information, visit http://www.happinet.co.jp/happinet_english/index.html.
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