Ever played One Finger Death Punch? If you have you’ll know that it is the world’s fastest brawler, one that has become a bit of a cult favourite over on the PC indie scene. Well, Silver Dollar Games have today announced the sequel, and One Finger Death Punch 2 will be coming to consoles too.
Due to release in the spring of 2019, One Finger Death Punch 2 will see Xbox One, PS4, Nintendo Switch and PC players facing impossible odds with the hotly anticipated kung fu fighter delivering double the punching this time round.
Surrounded and outnumbered, you will have to use any weapon you can get your hands on in order to dismantle your opponents in a flurry of kung fu. That is the essence of One Finger Death Punch 2, as it once again features the unique two-button mechanics found previously. Speed and precision are key in this whirlwind fighting frenzy, particularly as you try to maintain control over the 26 different unlockable skills, put up with some frenetic gameplay, and witness the classic kung fu-inspired animations.
“We wanted to show that a fighting game can be complex without cumbersome button combinations,” said Silver Dollar Games’ Jon Flook. “Simple design doesn’t mean a simple game. Once players complete the tutorial levels and learn the basics, they’ll see that this is the most intense two-button game ever made.”
If they hope to succeed, players must seamlessly switch between weapons without pausing in the frenetic action. With 700 different animations available, literally anything is possible—particularly when players unlock each of the 26 available skills. “Having these skills available simultaneously is a major design challenge that encompasses the core of what OFDP2 is trying to achieve,” said Flook. “Seeing the game with all 26 skills is a spectacle unique to OFDP2. This evolution is like a caterpillar turning into a butterfly, and only those who make it to the endgame will see this beautiful transition.”
Have a little watch of the trailer below and then hold on tight until that release date is known. We’ll be sure to keep you as up-to-date as possible on the development of One Finger Death Punch 2!