Developer The Game Bakers, has announced that it will release its action game Furi on PlayStation 5 alongside its new DLC titled Onnamusha, which will cost $6.99. The DLC will feature Onnamusha, the titular new fighter who’s able to use both fast and slow battle stances, along with new challenges. Additionally, a free update for the PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and Steam versions will be released on May 17. Owners of the PlayStation 4 version will be able to upgrade to the PlayStation 5 version for free.
Details on the upcoming DLC and update via The Game Bakers can be seen below:
The downloadable content lets you play as Onnamusha Rider, a powerful fighter that alternates between two stances: fast and agile or slower but lethal until she’s able to unleash the devastating power of the Star. The new gameplay mechanics bring new challenges, for a complete rediscovery of the game.
With Onnamusha Rider, the game can be played again in Story, Speedrun, and Practice modes. The studio will also publish a free update to the base game on all platforms, that includes all paid and free content available for Furi: downloadable content “One More Fight” and all the improvements made since the release (Invincible Mode, Furier Speedrun, Alternate controls, etc.).
Details on the base game can be seen below:
Furi is a boss-fight game designed to challenge your skills against a wide variety of unique bosses. Furi offers a unique mix of sword fighting and dual-stick shooting, with a simple set of controls. Furi‘s depth comes from the players learning how best to apply their powers against the varied bosses.
Timing, reflexes, and execution will determine how you fare against each one. The diversity of opponents and attack patterns is there to make the player refine his or her skills and get better and better, instead of increasing the character’s stats or his weapons. Ultimately, feeling your skills improve, as a player, we believe is one of the best feelings we can get from video games.
Furi has been inspired by Japanese games such as No More Heroes, Metal Gear Solid, and God Hand, and is the result of our desire to capture the combined moment of fright, passion and adrenaline you feel when in a fight.
A simple set of control that you need to master to perfection: You can slash with your sword, shoot with your gun, dodge and parry. You can also charge the slash attack, the gun shot and the dodge. Once you’ve got that, you can play!
There’s no limit to how much you can improve, it’s simple and deep. The challenges are based on a simple formula: get warned—react—punish. The depth comes from the differences between the guardians. It’s about how you play a few moves differently to beat a different opponent.
Furi is a challenging game that requires skills and reflexes. No button mashing or combo learning. You need to wait for your adversary to show an opening to fight back.
Default difficulty is Furi mode. Beat the game in Furi, and you’ll unlock Furier (hardcore). Beat it in Furier, you’ll unlock a Speedrun mode (compete against time or hits – with leaderboards). There is also a Promenade mode that is easier mode.
Furi is about you, the hero, regaining your freedom. While you piece the story together it raises questions on what’s worth fighting for.
Furi first launched on 5 July 2016 for Microsoft Windows and PlayStation 4, 2 December 2016 for Xbox One, and 11 January 2018 for Nintendo Switch.