The extremely challenging boss gauntlet from The Game Bakers will see a future release on Nintendo’s home console/handheld hybrid.
Furi debuted in 2016 as the latest test of skill and patience for PC and PS4 owners. Developed by France’s indie team of The Game Bakers featuring Afro Samurai creator Takashi Okazaki, the cel-shaded action title is a grueling boss gauntet- there are no “normal” enemies, just a relentless onslaught of one-on-one duels. Though the core gameplay of Furi focuses on strategic hack-and-slash elements inspired by the likes of No More Heroes and bombastic Japanese action games a la God Hand, Furi‘s bosses employ both melee attacks to be studied with precision, and a flurry of screen-filling projectiles reminiscent of the “Bullet Hell” subgenre of Shoot-Em-Ups.
Though Furi originally released exclusively for the PC and PS4, the title since found its way to the Xbox One as a digital title. Earlier this weekend, developer The Game Bakers announced that their daunting title would also grace the Nintendo Switch sometime next year. According to a recent blog post from Executive Producer Audrey Leprince, fans have been insisting on a Nintendo Switch port with hopes of taking their battles on-the-go uninterrupted, in case “life was calling”. The future Switch release will include all currently available content from the PC, PS4 and Xbox One versions, along with more behind-the-scenes optimization and bug-fixes specifically for the Nintendo Switch port.
An official release date has not been issued nor has the Nintendo eShop been updated with an official product listing, but Furi is expected to release in early 2018 with an expected price of $20/20€.