Pyre: Supergiant Games’ next adventure

Pyre

Barni Homden

Supergiant Games, the respected developers behind indie hits Bastion and Transistor, have just released the first trailer for their third game. Named Pyre, the game is a ‘party-based RPG’ with fast-paced action and ‘atmospheric presentation and storytelling’. Check out the trailer below:

According to Supergiant Games, Pyre will see you ‘lead a band of exiles through an ancient competition spread across a vast, mystical purgatory.’ It seems like somewhat of a departure from the developer’s previous titles, which were personal, intimate affairs with memorable characters and stories. It will be interesting to see whether Pyre, a party-based game, will maintain a cast of compelling characters and an immersive story, but the trailer looks promising. And Supergiant have said so…

It’s fair to say that the game looks gorgeous though, but then nobody who played Transistor will find that surprising. Transistor was one of the most beautiful indie games of the past few years, with stunning art design. Don’t just take my word for it.

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Though Transistor was a fantastic game, with great combat, characters, story and mechanics, it did get slightly repetitive towards the latter part of the game. Judging from the trailer, Pyre looks as if it features some similar elements, so it will be interesting to see if it carries the same flaws as its predecessors, as well as their triumphs. Making the game party-based could in fact be a smart way of doing this, adding replayability and longevity. Speculation, of course, but let’s call it an educated guess!

We’re certainly excited. Which is why the wait is going to be particularly painful – Pyre isn’t due out until next year. It will be available on PS4 and Steam (sorry Xbox owners), and you can find out more on the company’s website.

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