We’re happy to launch a free update today to Furi we’re calling the Freedom update. If you haven’t played Furi yet, it’s an all-boss fighter with a unique mix of fast-paced sword fighting and dual-stick shooting. You face one guardian after another to regain your freedom and each of them has a unique combat style that requires focus and skill to defeat. Furi has been called “supremely stylish and intensely engaging” and “genre-bending” by the gaming press and garnered overwhelming positive reviews from players.
The Freedom update includes a new boss fight against Bernard, the Invincible mode, the opportunity to speedrun the game in Furier difficulty, a new control scheme, and many improvements.
Creative Director Emeric Thoa and Combat Designer Benjamin Le Moullec carefully designed each of the boss fights. They chose the weapons and special attacks, patterns, variations, phases, etc. To test the fights they used a prototype arena and boss, that the team nicknamed Bernard. As they were looking for a way to create an extra boss fight for the community, they thought about Bernard. They took inspiration from the best of all the bosses and designed a mashup boss fight using the prototype arena and character. Bernard might not look good, but he certainly will give you a good fight!
Furi‘s been called difficult, but it’s also been praised for its visual universe, meaningful story or high energy soundtrack. Some players told us that the game was too difficult to master for them, and that they regretted to miss out on the story and the universe. That’s why we designed the Invincible mode. The Invincible mode is a set of commands that can be used to become invincible, skip a fight, skip or lock a certain phase in a fight, or weaken a boss. It enables anyone to enjoy the audiovisual and narrative experience that is Furi. But the Invincible mode also proves handy for the most hardcore players who want to practice their fight, especially speedrunners looking to improve their record.
Speedrun in Furier
After you speedrun the game in Furi on normal difficulty, you can now try to speedrun it in Furier (hard) difficulty — it takes less than 45 minutes for the best in the world to beat the game in Furier difficulty! Will you add your name to the top of the leaderboards?
We’ve also added a new control scheme that helps dodging or parrying while shooting/slashing and was designed based on discussions with the game community and the update includes several improvements and minor fixes.
Hope you enjoy those additions to Furi!
Furi is available now for purchase from the Microsoft Store on Xbox One. The Freedom update is live and is free for all owners of the game on Xbox One.