At times, it feels like there are genres and ideas that are underutilized in the world of video games. The entire realm of electronic music, straightforward and immediate arcade games, and colorful aesthetics, although very popular in their time, now seem to exist mainly within indie niches. And that’s a shame. Games that are immediate, noisy, a bit furious, and cheeky have always been part of the DNA of video games. That’s why it’s heartening to know that a game like Anger Foot is continuing to make strides. Quite literally.
Anger Foot is a game developed by Free Lives, a South African game studio known for diverse titles such as Broforce, Genital Jousting, or Terra Nil. Originally announced for release in 2023 under the banner of Devolver Digital, it was delayed until 2024, as revealed during the Devolver Delayed event. Recently, at Realms Deep 2023, a new trailer for the game was showcased.
In this game, players assume the role of a man from Shit City whose favorite sneakers have been stolen, leading him to confront countless ruthless gangsters. The only way to do it, quite naturally in these cases, is by kicking them.
Although there are firearms in the game, its main attraction is the use of kicks as the primary weapon. Players have to start each level by kicking down the door, leading to an adrenaline-fueled sequence of battles where every second counts. Decision-making and knowledge of each enemy’s position are essential for achieving the perfect run. Think of it like a 3D first-person Hotline Miami, but instead of neon colors and synthwave, you have slightly desaturated flat colors and pounding gabber music in your ears.
As mentioned earlier, the game is planned to be released in 2024 by Devolver Digital, although a specific date has not been announced yet. In any case, the game already has an extensive demo available, giving players a fairly concrete idea of the intense and insane experience that awaits in this intriguing Anger Foot.