If you’ve been around the indie platform fighter scene for a while, you may have heard of Fraymakers. It’s a new, utterly original crossover fighter from the devs of Super Smash Flash 2, and it’s pretty similar to Rivals of Aether.
It was released in Early Access in January, and we’re finally getting the first new character since launch.
The plan was always to add Fishbunjin from Slap City as the next character, but it took a solid ten months to finally get this character added.
Now, on November 3rd, 2023, you’ll finally get your hands on this super muscular fish and have him throw hands with Orcane from Rivals of Aether and Welltaro from Downwell.
What is this New Fraymakers Character Like?
Fishbunjin is almost entirely melee-focused, with a single projectile that will probably be central to his kit. You can think of him as a very toned-down Kazuya in Super Smash Bros Ultimate, able to play the range game if he needs but excelling when he can get up close and not let his opponent get anything off on him.
This means you’ll probably play him to get super fast, streamlined combos in on your opponent, but be able to dial it back a bit and try to use your Dumbbell projectile to range them out when necessary.
There isn’t a solid comparison for this since most melee-focused characters in platform fighters have terrible projectiles, but Dumbbell looks excellent, so we’ll have to see how that pans out.
His assist is also just throwing the dumbbell projectile, which means you can combo his normal one into your assist one, leading to funny situations like the one posted on the Fraymakers Twitter account.
Either way, Fishbunjin 3000 has a standard brawler kit that will allow you to get cool-looking strings on your opponent, balanced by being a bit slow and having one projectile that moves predictably.
What Does The Future Hold For Fraymakers?
This is the first of a few characters that pop up throughout Early Access. Though we don’t know how long they’ll take, we do know that the next planned character is the Watcher from Slay the Spire, with three other unannounced characters also coming for free eventually and a DLC character on the horizon, too.
On top of this, we’ll be getting 25 new assists and seven new stages, and that’s just the numbers for Early Access; there will probably be even more content planned after the full release.
However, remember that Fishbunjin 3000 alone took ten months to create, so it’ll probably be quite a while before we see any of this come to light.
If you want to hear more about Fraymakers, other indie platform fighters, or just some great indie games in general, stay tuned for more!
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