Way of the Passive Fist is a unique and colorful arcade brawler. Parry, Dodge and Dash to outwit and outlast your enemies on a desolate planet ruled by raiders, mutants and fanatical sun worshipers. It's a new kind of tactical fighting in the licensed arcade brawler for the 90s cartoon you wish existed.
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Release Date:
Mar 6, 2018

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June 21

HUGE update for Way of the Passive Fist NEW DAWN!

It's a brand new day for Way of the Passive Fist as we bring NEW DAWN, the biggest update yet!

NEW Epilogue Challenge Mode!

NEW Rogue-lite Mode!

NEW Refined Story Mode!

               

Alongside fixes, balance updates and other improvements, this makes NEW DAWN the best version of Way of the Passive Fist ever!

NEW DAWN MODE

NEW DAWN takes place after the events of Way of the Passive Fist. With the evil mastermind defeated, a new threat emerges to threaten all life on Zircon V.

With a focus on challenge and combat complexity, NEW DAWN will require you to take your parry skills to the next level!

With no checkpoints, you will be given 5 lives to make it all the way through NEW DAWN's Stages.

PASSIVERSE MODE

The ultimate training ground for the truest of Parry Masters, the PASSIVERSE is a rogue-lite gameplay mode that features ever-changing combat challenges and a non-linear structure that lets you choose your path.

Survive long enough and you will find upgrades to unlock your abilities, but you only get one life, and when you die you have to start all over!

Take on the hardest challenges to get to bosses more quickly, or take the easier but longer route and test your stamina. The choice is yours but only those who walk The Way of the Master may proceed so make sure your timing is perfect!

               

***Both new modes for NEW DAWN are unlocked after completing Story Mode***

***Players with previous save data (with at least Chapter 1 completed) will automatically unlock NEW DAWN modes***

STORY MODE

Story mode has been rebalanced for better pacing and now features an improved difficulty curve.

***Due to the changes to Story Mode, progress is reset for all players***

GAMEPLAY UPDATES

NEW Enemy behavior: Shadow Warriors

Shadows Warriors are embued with dark energy making them invulnerable and extremely powerful. The dark energy emitting from their attacks can't be dodged or parried, so be sure to stay out of their way! If they step up to engage, tactically relocate and engage another enemy.

Shadow Warriors are fueled by the energy of their allies, so when they're the last enemy left, the dark energy will wear off, making them vulnerable.

               

Patch Notes

  • Added 'Extras' submenu
  • Moved Statistics and Credits to 'Extras'
  • Extras Menu includes new setting: 'Score Style'
  • Score Style allows points that emit from the player to be changed to descriptors or emoticons
  • Updated the end of encounter sequence to be faster
  • Updated the Gold/Silver Rank Up events so that they are visible when hitting both at once
  • Added colored particles on parry, dodge and catch actions
  • New 'Robo Clone' enemy added
  • New enemy variations added
  • Boss variations added
  • Fixed Green Robot hitbox when it misses a grab
  • Sped up the Wanderer's 'get up' animation
  • Caught projectiles can hit any enemy, not just the enemy that originally threw it
  • New Dawn & Passiverse modes save health level between stages and when quitting / resuming
  • Updated the throw timing of the double knife throwing enemy
  • Fixed bug with monitors with non-standard resolutions not saving the resolution setting

NEW DAWN is currently live for the Windows platform, Mac and Linux updates coming soon!
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About This Game

A mysterious figure known only as the Wanderer travels across the distant planet of Zircon V, a once prosperous mining colony that is now on the brink of destruction in the face of its dying star. By using the Passive Fist technique, the Wanderer can outlast any foe by deflecting their attacks and draining their stamina. With colonists disappearing and maniacs running wild, the Wanderer must stand firm, stay calm and fight for answers in this unique modern brawler!

Gameplay Features


  • Timing & Rhythm Based Combat

    Classic brawler action flipped on its head! Study your enemies' patterns and nullify their attacks with perfectly timed parries and dodges and let your enemies defeat themselves
  • Build Combos & Unleash Super Attacks

    Fill your super meter with consecutive parries and dodges and spend it to destroy all who stand in your way
  • Create Your Own Difficulty Setting

    Adjust gameplay settings to customize your own challenge level with its own unique name
  • Fully Remappable Controls

    Set any action to any button! With fully remappable controls you can use a controller one-handed (left hand or right hand), you can play on controller with just the use of sticks (no buttons) or play on keyboard. You have the freedom to play your way!
  • Level Up!

    Earn medals and XP from fights to earn upgrades and unlock new abilities
  • Story & Arcade Modes

    Play through the Story Mode and take a stance against tyranny on Zircon V. Then, challenge yourself with the Arcade Mode and play through the whole game with limited lives to prove your mastery of the Passive Fist!

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Vista, 7, 8, 10 (32 or 64 bit)
    • Processor: 2.0 Ghz dual-core or better
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Geforce 8800 GTX / Radeon HD 2900 XT or better
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 120 MB available space
    • Sound Card: integrated or better
    • Additional Notes: Vista users: DX10 not supported, DX11 is required.
    Minimum:
    • OS: 10.7 Lion, 10.8 Mountain Lion, 10.9 Mavericks, 10.10 Yosemite, 10.11 El Capitan, 10.12 Sierra, 10.13 High Sierra
    • Processor: 2.0 Ghz dual-core or better
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Geforce 8800 GTX / Radeon HD 2900 XT or better
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 120 MB available space
    • Sound Card: integrated or better
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 14.04.5 LTS
    • Processor: 2.0 Ghz dual-core or better
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Geforce 8800 GTX / Radeon HD 2900 XT or better
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 120 MB available space
    • Sound Card: integrated or better

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