A roguelite action platformer where you play through pages of a comic book, and get rewarded for playing like a true hero. Featuring soft permadeath, unique combo system and a mix of hand-designed levels and procedural generation.
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Very Positive (200) - 86% of the 200 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Feb 24, 2017

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“TL;DR: Fury Unleashed is coming together really nicely, but we want to make our game even better! You can help us do that with you priceless feedback! At the current stage of development it would take about 12 hours to complete the game. The price will likely increase as we develop and add more content to it.

We have spent three years on development, during which we’ve tested TONS of ideas, mechanics, and more. Finally, with our Early Access build, we have a game that brings together all the best design choices – the perfect playground for our dedicated players. We want to finalize the development phase with your direct assistance, because we know our great community can help push our ideas even further, and introduce ones we never even thought of!”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“We intend to leave Early Access in first quarter of 2019. The game has improved a lot since its Early Access release in 2017, and we will spend the time left polishing it to make it the best game we possibly can.”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“Current version has three comic books fully done. With the final Early Access update, we'll add the storyline and the epilogue, which will be a bit smaller than a single comic book in terms of content. There will be many more features available for the player’s character too, including local co-op, weapons and more customization options. The sound effects will also get a complete overhaul.

And we’re planning to add more meta-systems to the game, like challenges, random events and additional game modes for extra replayability.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“As it currently stands we’ve got about 80% of the content slated for the full game. The first three comic book settings are complete, with all basic enemies, and three main bosses and nine mini-bosses each. All the gameplay mechanics are working well though, so we probably won’t change them. The same goes for art direction. The soundtracks for the first comic books are of final quality, while the rest will be replaced. Sound effects are mostly temporary or work-in-progress.”

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“At the end of Early Access the game will be much richer in content – we’ll add content throughout the game the epilogue, among other things, so it’s likely it’ll come with a slightly higher price.”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“We believe that the community will be a great source of ideas for cool items, skills or random events that we could add to the game. We also want to create a platform where everyone can talk to us about anything – starting with general ideas, through balance tweaks, finishing at new features, etc. We really think that the community will help us make the final build of Fury Unleashed the greatest experience possible! You can reach us through our Facebook, Twitter and here on the Steam page. We’ll keep you posted about everything new to the game.”
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August 7

The Badass Hero is now Fury Unleashed, leaving Early Access in early 2019, and about to get a local co-op mode!

We don’t often post updates here, but when we do, we make sure they are worth your time. And today you’ll need quite a lot of it to dig in and go through all we’ve prepared for you. First things first, however, let’s start with the most important piece of news for today, meaning the release date and the game’s title change. Yup, you’ve got that right. The Badass Hero is no more. Please meet Fury Unleashed, that will come to your PCs, PS4s, Xbox Ones, and Nintendo Switches in early 2019!

Now trust us when we tell you that changing the game’s title after we’ve already made it available in Steam Early Access was not an easy decision to make. Nevertheless, it had to be made after we heard many times that it’s causing unnecessary controversy and is a turn off for people who otherwise might have been interested in it. Furthermore, after months of development The Badass Hero’s art style changed so massively, that reflecting that change with a new name was a good idea to disconnect it from the first screenshots and trailers that were released in 2016. Last, but not least, we’ve experienced significant difficulties promoting the game due to some social media’s profanity filters. However, one thing that hasn't changed is the skill-based, action-packed gameplay with a combo system that will reward you for playing like a badass.

Okay, okay, the title changed, noted, what about the local co-op feature? When will it become available? We’ll be running some tests during this year’s Gamescom, and if all goes well, we should be able to let you experience some epic boss fights hand in hand with your best buddy sometime around fall this year. Keep an eye out for a more precise date that we’ll be posting in the next updates here!

Still starving for more good news? Great! How about we tell you that we haven’t really shown you all that awaits you in our game? And that there will be some secret rooms to discover along your heroic adventure? Check out our newest trailer for a sneak-peak of what’s to come. Just remember to watch it till the end. Good things happen to people, who don’t skip credits.

Finally, the cherry on our cake, especially for you music freaks out there. The new set of soundtracks for the second comic book from the Skorupa–Wierzynkiewicz duo is here. Check it out (right after you check out the trailer) and let us know what you think about both. Our Discord, Facebook, and Twitter are all open and waiting for your feedback!
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July 17

Update #39 - The female character is here, accompanied by a completely new soundtrack!

You asked for it, we promised to deliver, and here it is! From now on you can play not only as a badass looking male character but also a female one. And trust us when we tell you, the girls in our game are equally as capable of kicking alien butts as the guys. If not more. It took them a while to join the fight, so now they are all pumped, ready, and impatient for some serious action. Don’t take our word for it though, look at the ladies below and you’ll discover that “fight like a girl” just got a whole new meaning.

But it’s not the only good news we have for you today! Fighting bad guys is fun but doing so while listening to an awesome music score is a real treat. Especially if the composers behind the tune are no other than Adam Skorupa and Krzysztof Wierzynkiewicz themselves! Does The Witcher soundtrack ring a bell? Shadow Warrior 2 maybe? Bulletstorm? Yep, that’s those guys, and we’re thrilled to have them working on The Badass Hero track. For now, you can listen to their music in the first comic book but don’t worry, more is coming.

We've also made several balance changes, including much requested built-in Fast Travel and Combo Shields (especially important in New Game+ modes), as well as significant optimization improvements and regular bug fixes.

And as always, we want to know your thoughts on the latest changes, so don’t be shy, and share your feedback either via our Discord channel, Facebook, or Twitter!
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“Subtlety be damned, Fury Unleashed* is what I want from an action-platformer”

“The developers actually did quite a good job in making the player feel like a badass”
Hardcore Gamer

“It evolves what Comix Zone did years ago, and splices in Metal Slug-esque and roguelite elements effectively”
Dual Shockers


About This Game

Fury Unleashed (*previously called The Badass Hero) is a rogue-lite action-platformer, where you play through pages of a comic book. Experience fast-paced hit-and-run gameplay. And never do the same thing twice, thanks to procedurally generated levels and random items. All in highly refined, modern, hi-res 2D art.

Somehow chaos has entered the comic book multiverse and your whole world has gone nuts. That’s how your story starts: You’re from a long-gone era, and were once a great hero, but now things have gotten worse – your powers have been lost! Your quest is simple, yet deadly – you need to write your story anew and relive your greatest accomplishments. Order will be restored when and only when you prove you are the true hero.

Your guns are your best friends, and ink is the new gold – collect it from defeated enemies to upgrade your hero. The more dynamic and forceful your play style, the greater the rewards! There’s a cost though – stay focused at all times, or you’ll die sooner than you think.


  • Comic book setting – dive into comic book reality with Metal Slug inspired visuals.
  • Action platforming with 360° shooting – jump, dash, shoot, slash and blow things up!
  • Procedurally generated levels – you’ll never know what waits for you around the corner.
  • Customizable character – take advantage of Steam Workshop and make the hero your own.
  • Permadeath with character progression – you’ll keep the collected ink even if you die.
  • Three unique comic stories to playthrough:
    - Face the awakening Evil God in "Quetzalcoatl’s Awakening",
    - Defeat the Nazis in "Operation Crimson Dusk",
    - Defend the Earth from alien invasion in "The Last Stand of Earth".
  • Lots of game-changing items and weapons – wreak havoc on your enemies with shotguns, machine guns, rocket launchers and other firearms. Don’t forget about defense too – choose the best armor possible!

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows 7/8/10
    • Processor: Dual Core 2Ghz
    • Memory: 2048 MB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX 9 compatible
    • Storage: 1600 MB available space

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