Cellar Door Games, the developer responsible for Rogue Legacy, has announced a release date for their next game. Full Metal Furies is a retro-styled brawler that’ll be available for the PC and Xbox One on January 17 as an Xbox Play Anywhere title, and Cellar Door’s Kenny Lee had a lot to say about its modern design on the Xbox Wire:
FMF holds a special place in our hearts because its beginnings stem back more than 10 years ago, before our company, Cellar Door Games, even existed. Being ’80s babies, we grew up in the arcades with brawlers like Double Dragon and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Arcade. It was truly the golden age of brawlers and beat-em-ups, but since then the genre has struggled to reach contemporary audiences. It was heartbreaking to see these types of games stagnate, so we’ve known for a long time that we wanted to do something about it.
For Full Metal Furies, we tried to tackle everything we thought was a problem. From the big ticket items like adding a proper story and implementing deeper combat systems, to the more minute issues such as standing at the edge of the screen and just punching enemies off-camera.
It is a massive laundry list of changes, big and small, and while we could bullet-point every single thing that we feel makes FMF special, who’d read it? (By the way, if you want a list, let us know and we’ll totally give it to you).
To celebrate the official release date announcement, Cellar Door also uploaded a new trailer for Full Metal Furies, and it’s been embedded above.