Hyakki Castle Gets Spookier with Free New Content

Wednesday, December 20th, 2017

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Recently oprainfall got the chance to review creepy Japanese inspired RPG Hyakki Castle. Developed by Asakusa Studios and published by Happinet, it featured some new gameplay mechanics, such as splitting your party in order to explore the titular castle, as well as a host of terrifying and otherworldly monsters. Now that it’s been out for a while, they are implementing free new bonus content titled The Last Fight With Doman, starting December 21st. This DLC will have players fighting against a group of powerful boss monsters in a brand new dungeon. Additionally, there will be a host of new improvements implemented based on user feedback, such as a new tutorial and quality of life improvements. I’m always happy to see a game unveil new goodies for their fans to enjoy, and I hope you’ll take the time to check Hyakki Castle out. To see the full story, read the press release below.


Hyakki Castle Celebrates Holidays with Free Dungeon Map, “The Last Fight with Doman”
Enter the Haunted Halls of Hyakki Castle With Free Bonus Content, and Major Post-launch Updates

TOKYO, JAPAN — (Dec. 20, 2017) — Japanese videogame publisher, Happinet, today announced that Hyakki Castle players can look forward to a brand-new challenge with the upcoming release of The Last Fight with Doman on Dec. 21, 2017. Available once veteran players have completed the game’s chilling main story, The Last Fight with Doman finds players facing off against Hyakki Castle’s most brutal bosses, ready for revenge and powered-up with brand new attacks.

The development team at Asakusa Studios has also released a variety of significant patches based on direct feedback and requests from players and fans since Hyakki Castle first launched on Steam on Nov. 15, 2017, including an improved “new game” tutorial, improvements to user-interface, and other quality of life issues. Publisher Happinet also plans to sell Hyakki Castle at a special price over the Winter holiday for a limited time. For full details on all updates to Hyakki Castle and upcoming sales, please visit the game’s official page on Steam.

Hyakki Castle | Extra Dungeon

Set in the 18th century during the Edo Period of Japan, Hyakki Castle 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.

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.


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.

About Happinet

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 November 2017, the company released its Japanese RPG, Hyakki Castle, to western audiences.

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About Josh Speer

Josh is a passionate gamer, finding time to clock in around 30-40 hours of gaming a week. He discovered Operation Rainfall while avidly following the localization of the Big 3 Wii RPGs. He enjoys SHMUPS, Platformers, RPGs, Roguelikes and the occasional Fighter. He’s also an unashamedly giant Mega Man fan, having played the series since he was eight. As Head Editor and Review Manager, he spends far too much time editing reviews and random articles. In his limited spare time he devours indies whole and anticipates the release of quirky, unpredictable and innovative games.