New Halloween-Themed Hyakki Castle Trailer and Two-Party System

Hyakki Castle Heading to PC with November Launch Date

Japanese videogame publisher Happinet announced that Hyakki Castle will launch on PC via Steam on Nov. 15. Developed by Asakusa Studios, Hyakki Castle aims to deliver a thrilling, mysterious, and suspenseful real-time dungeon crawling RPG experience.

Set in the 18th century during the Edo Period of Japan, the game is based on the eerie, hair-raising “Fantastical World,” bringing a slew of creepy monsters, such as the “Yokai” of ancient Japanese literature, back to life, ready and waiting for any players brave enough to enter the secretive castle. Hyakki Castle brings classic Japanese 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. And take a look at some of the enemies you’ll be facing.

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Featuring a brand new approach to the traditional real-time dungeon RPG battle system, Hyakki Castle encourages players to split their party up with a new two-party system, something dungeon RPGs haven’t seen before. 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.

Check out the trailer below:

Hyakki Castle is scheduled to release for PC via Steam on Nov. 15, 2017. More game information will be shared as the game comes closer to launch.