|Publisher(s)||From Software (JP)|
Indie Games (EU)
|Release date(s)||April 1, 2004 (JP)|
December 7, 2004 (NA)
September 16, 2005 (EU)
|Ratings||Mature 17+ (ESRB), Cero 15 (Jap.), 16+ (PEGI)|
Kuon is a PlayStation 2 exclusive japanese survival horror game. It was developed and published by From Software on April 1, 2004 in Japan, and later was published by Agetec on December 7, 2004 in North America and by Indie Games on September 16, 2005 in Europe.
The game is set during the Heian Period (794 to 1185) of ancient Japan.
Kuon is based on an ancient type of Japanese horror story (Kwaidan). It beckons gamers to a dark and gruesome manor in the Japanese town of Kyoto where mutated creatures and unimaginable horrors await the multiple playable characters. When the story starts, players can choose to play: “ Chapter of Shadow” as Utuski , a teenage girl in search of her father, Doman – the local exorcist (Onmyoji) – who was sent to the castle with a few of his followers to investigate strange occurrences; or “Chapter of Light” as Sakuya, one of Doman's followers. After finishing both chapters, the “Chapter of Kuon” is unlocked and the real horrific truth can be discovered as players assume the role of a female master Onmyoji.
- In Japanese, Kuon can mean "eternity" or "nine grudges".
- The game is based on an ancient japanese horror story called Kwaidan.
- Kuon is set in Kyoto, Japan from the Heian-era.