Today, Household Game’s announced that its first title, Way of the Passive Fist is coming to PS4 sometime in 2017. Additionally, the developer also announced that the game will be playable for the first time at PlayStation Experience 2016 this weekend, as well as released a new reveal trailer.
So, what is Way of the Passive Fist? Good question: here’s Founder & Director of Household Games Jason Canam’s overview of the game via the PlayStation Blog:
In Way of the Passive Fist you play as The Wanderer, a mysterious figure of unknown origin who has mastered the art of the Passive Fist and fights enemies defensively to wear down even the mightiest of opponents. Unlike most arcade-style brawlers, The Wanderer doesn’t have a basic attack like a punch or a kick, instead you have an array of parries, deflections and dodges at your disposal. No button mashing here… keep your cool, study your enemies and survive in the wasteland.
The game’s setting is Planet Eiectus, a world ruled by its volatile and overwhelming sun. Everything on this world is solar powered, but the harsh conditions also make survival extremely difficult. Exhausting oneself is a death sentence. By mastering the Passive Fist technique, The Wanderer continues to endure in the face of desert raiders, mad scientists and fanatical sun worshippers.
Canam goes on to write that Household is focusing in on making the game accessible to as many people as possible, and revealed the developer is working with speedrunner and accessibility advocate Clint “Halfcoordinated” Lexa to help make sure everything in the game — controls, graphics, audio, gameplay — are accessible as possible.
Way of the Passive Fist is slated for release on PS4 sometime in 2017. A price point hasn’t been revealed. A new trailer was though — you can watch it below: