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Firegirl Revealed During Guerilla Collective Broadcast

Firegirl tasks players with putting out fires and rebuilding in the aftermath.
Firegirl tasks players with putting out fires and rebuilding in the aftermath. / Photo courtesy of Dejima Games/Thunderful Publishing

Action platforming roguelite Firegirl is coming this fall to PC, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5, Thunderful Publishing and Dejima Games announced Saturday.

Firegirl puts the players in the fire resistant boots of a young fire rescue officer trying to save her city from a rash of fires. She has three minutes from arriving at a blaze to get in, save the inhabitants, and get out. She can use her fire axe to bust through obstacles, but her most important tool is the high pressure hose that doubles as a jetpack, allowing her to reach new heights.

"We wanted to capture the sense of imminent danger that comes facing this natural disaster and translate it into a whimsical arcade adventure," Dejima founder Julien Ribassin said in a statement. "Although the players will come face to face roaring blazes and fire-monsters, the goal is rescuing and helping survivors."

Firegirl can use her hose like Mario's F.L.U.D.D.
Firegirl can use her hose like Mario's F.L.U.D.D. / Photo courtesy of Dejima Games/Thunderful Publishing

Firegirl's look is immediately striking, mixing pixel art characters with 3D backgrounds for a unique and surprisingly cohesive effect. The game also occasionally pulls the camera back and shrouds Firegirl in shadows and silhouette.

In between saving citizens, Firegirl will be able to rebuild her firehouse, allowing her to upgrade her equipment, pay bills, and watch her legend grow in the tales told by those living in the city. Along the way, she'll unravel the truth behind these mysterious fires.

"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,” Ribassin said.