Popularized in the 1800s by the legendary artist and painter Katsushika Hokusai, the Japanese ukiyo-e style of painting is now instantly recognisable throughout the world. With video game developers always on the lookout for new sources of inspiration, it’s unsurprising that the art form has made its way into numerous titles over the years.
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For instance, GetsuFumaDen: Undying Moon, a new demon-hunting roguelike that spent the last nine to ten months in Early Access on Steam, is now available on PC as a full-fledged release.
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The game, developed by Konami Digital Entertainment and GuruGuru, puts you in the shoes of Getsu Fuma, a warrior chief tasked with defeating a fearsome demon known as Ryokotsuki. To accomplish this, the player will have to descend into the depths of hell, slaughtering any and all of his demonic adversaries as they appear. As the graphic implies, the gameplay, while conceptually straightforward, is presented in the aforementioned ukiyo-e art style, lending this intriguing hack-and-slash title a strange, yet definitely Japanese flavor.
The base game is already available on Steam for $24.99, but curious gamers may also purchase the Deluxe version for $34.99.
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