SYDNEY — July 9, 2020 — Boomerang Fu, the frantic boomerang brawler starring adorable yet lethal food creatures from Cranky Watermelon, invites up to six local players to duke it out on Nintendo Switch, Xbox One and PC on August 13th 2020.
Select one of 12 unlockable food characters from the mighty Milk Carton to the awesome Avocado, then leave a delightful mess by tearing each other apart in fast-paced food fights. Learn the simple controls in minutes, then deftly dash away from danger and unleash a barrage of bladed boomerangs.
One hit means instant death. Master the basics, then learn advanced techniques including deflecting attacks, curving throws, and drawing the boomerang back across the map while playing defensively. Bank boomerangs around corners, off walls, activate traps or even toss them through teleportals for tricky feints. After acclimating to ordinary boomerangs, up the ante with stackable power-ups.
Power up boomerangs with flames, frost, or explosives to obliterate opponents, then take it a step further with telekinesis, multi boomerangs, or teleportation. Learn how each of the twelve power-ups work, find a spectacularly ridiculous combo and destroy the competition.
Practice the art of grocery-slaying through more than 30 deadly arenas inspired by Hong Kong action cinema, such as cloudy tranquil gardens, slippery bathhouses and ancient temples. Wreak havoc in these peaceful environments secretly filled with spike traps, crushing stones, and portals.
Create the perfect custom match with modifiers like win conditions, friendly fire, homing boomerangs to help new players and more. Add in formidable A.I. bots for solo practice or to fill out matches. Play Free-For-All matches to see who reigns supreme or form squads in Team Up mode. An additional asymmetrical mode tasks players with fighting for the possession of the Golden Boomerang, leading to glorious “one versus many” showdowns.
“Boomerang Fu combines everything I love: food, boomerangs, and Hong Kong action cinema,” said Paul Kopetko, founder of Cranky Watermelon. “Which food is best? Only razor-sharp boomerangs decide which veggie gets chopped and which dairy product is king.”
Boomerang Fu will be available on Nintendo Switch, Xbox One and PC via Steam in English, Simplified Chinese, Japanese, Korean, German, French, Spanish and Italian for $14.99 USD. Play locally with up to six players, or use Steam Remote Play Together on PC to play online (experience may vary based on connection and network quality). For more information, please visit the official website and follow Cranky Watermelon on Twitter.
About Cranky Watermelon
Helmed by Paul Kopetko, Cranky Watermelon is a tiny indie studio with credits on Rodeo Stampede, Crash of Cars and Skiing Yeti Mountain, with art direction by Julian Wilton from The Adventure Pals. Joined by his friends in the Australian indie community, Paul hopes Boomerang Fu can help people connect in a time where we’re apart.
For more information on Cranky Watermelon, please visit their official website.