Supergiant Games, the creators of Bastion and Transistor, have lifted the lid on their third project. It’s called Pyre, and Supergiant describe it as a “party-based RPG in which you lead a band of exiles to freedom through an ancient competition spread across a vast, mystical purgatory”.
There’s no need for fancy, intriguing descriptions like that though, Supergiant. You had me at hello. You also had me at Bastion, which was quite nice. IT WAS QUITE NICE SUPERGIANT.
Prepare your body for a pretty trailer.
See, I told you it was pretty, and it’s immediately apparent that Darren Korb is once again all over the music – which is fantastic news, because I regularly listen to the excellent soundtracks of Bastion and Transistor.
There’s not much more to go on at this point, but it’s promised that more details will arise at PAX East this week. Until then, here’s what Supergiant have to say about the game in their announcement blog post:
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.
The Story So Far: 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.
Pyre will launch sometime in 2017 on PC and PS4.