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Way of the Passive Fist

Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
Genre: Action
Developer: Household Games
Release Date: March 6, 2018

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'Way of the Passive Fist' (ALL) Gets Release Date - Trailer

by Rainier on Feb. 20, 2018 @ 8:51 a.m. PST

Way of the Passive Fist is a side-scrolling action arcade brawler where you take on the role of the mysterious Wanderer and master a rare defensive fighting style to outsmart and outlast their enemies.

While utilizing parries, deflections, dashes, and dodges, the Wanderer’s foes exhaust themselves to the point that they can then be defeated and knocked out by a single finger “punch” or push.

During the development of Way of the Passive Fist - a love letter to the great licensed cartoon arcade brawlers of the 90s - the team applied a forward-thinking approach to accessibility, to shake up the traditional brawler game mechanics and give players a fresh take on the brawler genre. Players will be able to fully remap the control scheme to play one-handed, modify the game settings if they’re visually impaired or sensitive to sudden flashing lights, as well as customize gameplay difficulty settings to fit their play-style.

“We’re extremely excited to ‘unlock an indie studio achievement’ and to launch our first title, Way of the Passive Fist! It’s been such an awesome adventure and humbling experience for our small, yet ambitious, team,” says Jason Canam, Founder of Household Games. “We hope that players, especially fans of classic 90s arcade brawlers or fighting games, are quick to notice two distinctive characteristics in Way of the Passive Fist  - this isn’t your typical action arcade brawler since button mashing won’t get you far and it’s all about timing defensive moves, as well as the unique accessibility features .”

Way of the Passive Fist is slated to release on March 6, 2018 on the PS4, Xbox One (available March 7), and Windows PC/Mac/Linux via Steam for $14.99 USD/€11.99).

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