A new indie title is headed to the PlayStation 4 in the form of Furi, a fighting game being developed by independent studio The Game Bakers, and aside from looking fun as hell to play (as you can see for yourself in the trailer above), it also looks incredibly pretty, thanks to a certain individual.
The Game Bakers’ Emeric Thoa said the following in the announcement over on the PlayStation Blog:
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.
Thoa continues to go into further detail about Furi’s combat system, how the game was inspired – both visually and mechanically by Japanese games – and the man responsible for the unique art style – Afro Samurai creator Takashi Okazaki.
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.
Thoa says that his team are currently “still hard at work polishing the game” and that fans can expect to get their hands on Furi at some point in 2016.