Spicy Horse Games - the Shanghai-based game developer started by American McGee - has announced the release of Akaneiro: Demon Hunters for Mac, Windows and Linux on Steam. The game is available as part of Steam's Early Access program, and costs $9.99.

Like many of American McGee's other projects, Akaneiro: Demon Hunters is a reimagining of a classic fairy tale. This time it's Red Riding Hood set in feudal Japan. It's a third-person hack and slash action role playing game.

Spicy Horse has already released an early version of the game online - still available for download from its Web site - but this marks the debut of new expansions and enhancements that are being incorporated after a successful Kickstarter campaign.

Akaneiro: Demon Hunters will be released on Steam eventually as a free-to-play game. Gamers who pay $9.99 will receive $30 worth of in-game currency and items, including an exclusive for Steam Early Access participants.