French indie studio, The Game Bakers, released an announcement trailer for their upcoming boss-rush style hack 'n' slasher, Furi. The fast paced combat is mixed with a bizarre, neo-cyberpunk art style heavily influenced by Japanese culture. Characters with Oni masks, giant bunny heads, and glowy Tron-esque suits make for a very interesting blending of styles.
Fight your way free in our frenzied all-boss fighter, and discover what’s waiting behind the last gate. Furi is all about 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. The high-energy action gets a boost from an explosive soundtrack composed by electro musicians including Carpenter Brut, who created the trailer’s theme.
It reminds me of a darker, more serious No More Heroes. This looks like a good time, and I can't wait to hear more from The Game Bakers about it!
Furi will be coming to PC and PS4 some time in 2016.