The Game Bakers wants you to know that Furi isn’t like anything you have seen before. Stylish, colorful, and packed solely with intense boss fights, Furi appears today in a 10-minute, unedited proof-point gameplay video. This full-length boss fight is actually a speedrun that showcases the skill, reflexes, and strategy required to beat one of its multiple bosses.
Following the two-minute trailer and blog post Wednesda, this complete boss fight video displays the Game Bakers’ best player and Furi’s combat designer, Benjamin Le Moullec, taking on one of the toughest bosses in the game without dying once.
In this gameplay video, The Game Bakers reveals one of the game’s fiercest guardians. This tactician, hunter and playful mercenary doesn’t leave anything to chance. She has planned her fight and has weapons to help her win: drones, a laser sniper rifle, a great camouflage, and she can even control every bit of the arena she fights in, raising covers, blocking paths as she wants.
“At first, she’ll hunt you, hidden in her maze, shooting at you while you are distracted by her cyber-bees,” says Emeric Thoa, Creative Director. “You will have to find her, and attack her before she relocates. You’ll get to face her for a while if you can do that, but that’s still playing into her hand.”
To take her out of her comfort zone, players will have to trace her into her nest, in the center of the maze, and knock her out. She’ll then grow really angry and intensify her attacks: she’ll release a series of snipes while unleashing waves of patterned bullets. Eventually, fighters will need to challenge her in hand-to-hand combat while she is invisible.
Furi is inspired by the “Japanese way” of making games: it’s not realistic in its style or animations. It is fast-paced and requires great timing, reflexes, and judgment. With immediately responsive controls, players have the ability to think and act nimbly. Each of the formidable “guardians” — designed by Afro Samurai creator Takashi Okazaki — has a distinct, surprising combat style requiring gamers’ absolute focus, skill, and split-second reflexes to defeat it.
The high-energy collision of vibrant visuals and electrifying combat is boosted from an explosive soundtrack composed by electro musicians highlighted by Carpenter Brut, who created this boss music.
Here is the Furi unedited boss fight video:
Furi is slated for release on PlayStation 4 and PC in 2016.