MONTPELLIER, FRANCE – October 14, 2015 – Indie studio The Game Bakers has pulled back the curtain on Furi, its upcoming combat game slated for release on PlayStation 4 and PC in 2016.
Furi feeds on the tension of one-on-one fights against deadly adversaries. It’s an intense, ultra-responsive hack-and-slash with a unique mix of fast-paced sword fighting and dual-stick shooting. Each of the formidable guardians—designed by Afro Samurai creator Takashi Okazaki—has a unique and surprising combat style that requires focus and skill to defeat. Defeat one boss after another to escape this surreal prison and discover what’s waiting behind the last gate. The high-energy action gets a boost from an explosive soundtrack composed by up-and-coming electro musicians including Carpenter Brut, who created the trailer’s theme.
“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,” says Creative Director Emeric Thoa. “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.”
ABOUT THE GAME BAKERS
The Game Bakers is an independent game studio founded by veterans of Ubisoft and other AAA companies. To sum it up, they make their games like they cook their food: with a lot of love. The studio is based in France – right above a bakery – but they work as a “studio in the clouds” with a team of collaborators around the world. Their track record since going indie includes the SQUIDS tactical action series, available on mobile and Nintendo platforms, and the mobile brawler Combo Crew.