Feeding on the tension of one-on-one fights against deadly adversaries, Furi from The Game Bakers is releasing in 2016 on PlayStation 4 and PC, the studio announced today.
Described as “an intense, ultra-responsive hack-and-slash with a unique mix of fast-paced sword fighting and dual-stick shooting,” Furi sees you trying to defeat one boss after another to escape a surreal prison and discover what’s waiting behind the last gate. The guardians, designed by Afro Samurai creator Takashi Okazaki, each have a unique and surprising combat style that requires focus and skill.
Creative Director Emeric Thoa said:
I have long dreamed of making a game of pure boss fights, with a focus on dueling and besting enemies who rival your own skill and strength. Furi is designed with Japanese action games in mind — games that reward skills and reflexes, with a character that reacts immediately, like Devil May Cry, any game from Platinum, or even the Super Punch Out series.
Thoa also talked about Furi’s combat on the PlayStation Blog::
Your character moves as soon as you send an input. Skills and reflexes are required to dodge and parry the enemy’s attacks. You beat your enemies by shooting like in a bullet hell shoot ’em up, and by sword fighting like in a samurai duel.
Right now, The Game Bakers are “still hard at work polishing the game, creating the final bosses, and even throwing in an Easter egg or two.”
[Source: PS Blog]