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Action rescue platformer Firegirl coming to PS5, Xbox Series, PS4, Xbox One, Switch, and PC this fall


NeoGAFs Kent Brockman

Thunderful Publishing will publish Dejima Games-developed action rescue platformer Firegirl for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch, and PC via Steam this fall, the company announced.

Here is an overview of the game, via Thunderful Publishing:

In Firegirl you take on the role of a young fire rescue officer breathing new life into her rundown local fire station. Armed with your trusty axe and high-pressure fire hose that doubles as a jetpack, you’ll respond to emergency calls across a procedurally generated city.
When Firegirl arrives on the scene, she has three minutes to save all civilians caught in the blaze! Feats of bravery and other gameplay features can be leveraged to extend your rescue time, ensuring you complete your mission. Uncover the truth of why these fires have engulfed the city, in a mystery that goes all the way to the top!
Douse roaring flames, chop through obstacles, extinguish dastardly pyro-monsters, and use your hose to boost your jumps and reach high places to find all sorts of extra goodies. Hang out at the Firehouse between missions to upgrade your equipment, hire new staff, pay any bills you’ve accrued, and hear from your ever-growing fanbase after your heroic exploits. Working at a top fire rescue station isn’t a cake walk, and you’ll need all the help you can get to prepare for the next fires about to break out!
Firegirl fuses retro and modern sensibilities, mixing pixel art with 3D visuals and next-gen rendering techniques like dynamic lighting to create a wholly unique look and feel.
“Firefighting is such a thrilling setup to create our vision of an action rescue platformer,” said Dejima Games founder Julien Ribassin in a press release. “We wanted to capture the sense of imminent danger that comes facing this natural disaster and translate it into a whimsical arcade adventure. Although the players will come face to face roaring blazes and fire-monsters, the goal is rescuing and helping survivors. Firegirl was designed with both newcomers and veterans to the genre of action platformers in mind, and we can’t wait for people to try it out for themselves when it launches this fall.”

Thunderful head of publishing Dieter Schoeller added, “We’re always on the lookout for new, exciting games at Thunderful and Firegirl is right up our alley. It takes the seemingly simple concept of fighting fires and makes it utterly captivating. It’s the perfect pick up and play title, offering a zippy arcade twist on rescuing people from an environmental disaster.”



Really like the look of this. It's got that forced-oldschool look to the character model in that she's kind of blocky and framey, but it plays so well in 2D movement and then the effects are dialed up like crazy but it still fits together in a modern-throwback style with the huge focus on parallax movement and color blending. Not perfect (kind of weird a platformer doesn't give the character a shadow, plus sometimes the characters pop out of the 3D and look like moving stickers rather than characters,) but I'm down so far.
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