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Introducing Furi, Coming to PS4 Next Year

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Introducing Furi, Coming to PS4 Next Year

Hello, fighting fans. The story of Furi starts ten years ago, on a plane, as I was headed to a game show. At the time I was a junior designer for a big video game company. Indie development hadn’t really taken off yet, so the idea of making my own console game was nothing more than a pipe dream.

But the person travelling with me asked me what I would do if I could make my dream game, and I told him about this game that would be one long boss fight. A boss fight against an opponent similar to you, not a gigantic creature or a demon. A boss fight that felt like a duel — a tense, exhausting, and utterly rewarding duel.

Furi is the manifestation of this idea that’s stuck with me for the past ten years, as I grew as a designer and set up my own indie studio, The Game Bakers. Furi is a game where you fight for a reason. It’s a game that teases you before the fight, while you walk toward your fate, the same way you would be pumped up and stressed before a boxing match. As you do, you’ll start to piece together about why you’re here and what you’re fighting for.

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And then there are the duels. Furi’s combat gameplay is designed with Japanese games in mind — ultra fast-paced and responsive. 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. Each boss you face off with has a unique fighting style that you’ll have to figure out how to beat… not to mention a unique look designed by Afro Samurai creator Takashi Okazaki.

We are still hard at work polishing the game, creating the final bosses, and even throwing in an Easter egg or two. Furi is set to release in 2016, but we’ll keep you updated in the meantime!

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Until then, I hope you enjoy the first trailer!

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  • Mayhem_child

    This looks good! Definitely going to check it out!

    • This could either be really sick. Or really sh*t. And I’m currently leaning towards really sick.

  • Fighting games aren’t really my preferred genre but this looks intriguing. And of course, the Cinderella story about it’s development only makes it more appealing!

  • Wow, this looks really cool. And I love your story. I’ve had a game idea kicking in the back of my mind for several years too! Hopefully I’ll be able to make it real someday.

  • Interesting concept, I like the art style too. Does the game have anything like a speed run available in terms of boss fights? What decides how the bosses come about? I saw a boss using a shield. Any other cool boss designs?

    I’m definitely following you on Twitter about the game. Keep up the fantastic work.

  • Color me intrigued. Loving the mash up of genres presented here.

  • Holy f…. thats one cool game right here.

  • Great. Another indie game.

  • Looks like my kind of game!

  • Love the music! Who’s work is it?

  • Oh yeah of course you can release your little Indie stuff on playstation caude lord forbid that is exactly what I paid 400 bucks for is play 15 dollar indie games every month like clock woek on this so called next gen console. They are so cheap and lazy at playstation now they don’t even want to invest into triple A titles anymore and instead throw cheap made indies I can play for free on my phone and throw ps3 remakes at us like that counts as new games. Pathetic. Gaming had went in the gutter on ps4. It had potential but now just a expensive machine that playstation is throwing app game indies at and don’t care. So why should.I care. Haven’t bought a game in ages. About to sell the ps4 to.

    • You should try Destiny dude! It’s basically Halo. I am not a big fan of first-person games but I have been enjoying it nonetheless.

    • @ Trendy Kid … Dude I have played Destiny since both beta’s and launch day digital. I jave wasted over 100 bucks on all add ons and the game and it gets worse and worse with every update. Im 2 trophies away from platinum on it so I have played tons of Destiny and its borong now. They nerf everything in no time and ruin it none stop. Making all year 1,exotics useless after tge update and nerfing gally was stupid and not fair to those of us that grinded that game daily hours on end for good exotics only to slap us in the face with nerfs. Believe me I’m done with Destiny. I have had enough od grinding for weapons and armor to have it obsolete in future updates. Screw destiny. Walhat a cash grab capitalism nightmare of a money wasting and time wasting game. Wish I never played it. What a waste of my time and effort I swear.

    • Meh. I love my PS4. Metal gear solid 5 is insane. Also love Temple of Osiris and Mortal Kombat X. But am really waiting for Uncharted 4 and Kingdom Hearts 3. I also like them indie titles :)

  • Looks and sounds very interesting! The focus on duels reminds me of boss fights in Metal Gear Solid 3 (thinking of The End in particular) though on the opposite end of the spectrum action-wise. Can’t wait to see more :-)

  • Is there player vs player duels?

  • Beautiful art direction and environments! I’m intrigued!! :D

  • Looks awesome, gives me that Samurai Jack vibe.

  • VinsanityV21

    Cool! I love me some stylish melee action. The visuals look pretty unique as well; a little bit El Shaddai, a little bit Volume and a little bit something all it’s own – I can dig that. Looks really promising and fun; definitely gonna keep an eye on it!

  • You have my attention; and my money!

  • Looks like a nice game hopefully it will be priced correctly and not too high like most other games these days.

  • First indie game in a while I could look forward to. This looks dope

  • Ok the more a watch the trailer the more I get HYPE. This game is my medicine for Below and the bad habit of capybara games of being time exclusive for xbox. and have no love for playstation nation.

  • Looks intriguing. Fighters aren’t my thing, but this one certainly has my attention. Also loved the idea of the duels: why can’t we see more developers doing stuff like that instead of mindless hordes of weak enemies that challenge us due to sheer number? An enemy that can really put up a solid one on one duel.. now that is a good idea. :D

  • Dendra_Chan

    Looks interesting! Might give a shot when it comes out.

  • TurnDgundam

    so…. FURI = Hyper Light Drifter + El Shaddai Ascension of the Metatron. K.

  • Jug_Almighty

    All these comments… you mean to tell me nobody sees Afro Samurai when they look at this?! lol

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