Delivering music-fuelled shoot ’em up action, punch ’em up opportunities and hand-drawn goodness, Freedom Finger has today been announced for an Xbox One, PS4 and PC release later in 2019.
From the creator of one of Nickelodeon’s finest – Sanjay and Craig – and starring both Nolan North and John DiMaggio, this irreverent shoot ’em up from Wide Right Interactive is certainly one to keep on your radar.
From the minds of Jim Dirschberger and Travis Millard, delivered with completely hand-drawn visuals, and voice acted by some of the industry’s leading talents – Nolan North, John DiMaggio, Sam Riegel, and Eric Bauza – Freedom Finger will see you taking control of a rookie space pilot, Gamma Ray, as he heads on out across an intergalactic rescue mission to save a bunch of lunar scientists.
As you may expect though, this trip won’t be a simple one and you’ll fast discover that the mission is more sinister than first thought, pushing you to deal with difficult decisions that determine the fast of the innocent.
It’ll all be powered along via a killer soundtrack of licensed music from Red Fang, METZ, Power Trip, Com Truise, White Fence, Ty Segall, Makeup and Vanity Set, True Widow, The Radio Dept., Drab Majesty, John Maus, Vektroid, Danimal Cannon, Cleaners from Venus, and more, with a story and sharp commentary that sees a satirical, daring adventure unfold.
“We’re thrilled to announce that Freedom Finger is coming to consoles, which feels like a natural fit for a wild shmup like this,” said Jim Dirschberger, Founder of Wide Right Interactive. “We’re all big fans of shoot ‘em ups and melee brawlers, so we figured why not combine the two? And then fill it with hilarious characters, an awesome soundtrack, an eye-popping hand-drawn punk aesthetic, and an outlandish satirical story to tie all this madness together. And thus, Freedom Finger was born!”
Every asset in Freedom Finger is being hand drawn by LA-based Illustrator and Art Director Travis Millard, who supplies the game with his unique aesthetic, and further to that, each and every enemy, boss, attack pattern, and level event are synced to the music, making for unique rhythm based action. With new power-ups and challenges introduced in each of the 36 levels and a wide selection of difficulties in place, shmup veterans and newbies alike will be able to jump into the game and give their enemies the big fat finger when it releases on Xbox One, PS4 and PC (Steam) later in 2019.
Make sure you hit up the trailer below.