Transistor and Bastion Developer Unveils Pyre

Posted Apr 19, 2016
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The people behind Transistor and Bastion, Supergiant Games, have unveiled their next title: Pyre, a party-based role-playing game.

Apart from a trailer and a handful of screen, there isn’t a whole lot of information about the PlayStation 4 and Steam title.

But if you’re desperate to find out more and happen to be going to PAX next week, you’re in luck. The title will be on display at booth #8212.

Those of us a little further afield will have to wait until the game’s simultaneous PSN/Steam release, in 2017.

The developers said they were very excited to be able to announce their third game.

In their own words:

In Pyre, you lead a band of exiles through an ancient competition spread across a vast, mystical purgatory.

Pyre once again showcases our team’s commitment to rich atmospheric presentation and storytelling, along with a distinctive gameplay blend that combines expressive decision-making on the world map with fast, action-packed confrontations against rival groups of exiles whose own freedom is at stake. We want to create a large cast of characters you can grow close to as you travel together across a strange and wondrous land.

At the beginning of the game, your luck has almost run out when several masked wanderers find you and revive you from the brink. With your help, they seek to learn the truth about the Rites, a secretive competition through which the worthiest exiles can return home, absolved of their transgressions.

As you journey across the Downside in the wanderers’ custom blackwagon, you’ll meet a variety of characters of all shapes and sizes, and learn what’s in store for each of them should they prevail in the Rites. Your actions will determine who returns to glory, and who remains in exile to the end of their days.

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