Today, Supergiant Games who are responsible for Bastion and Transistor, announced their newest game, Pyre, as well as a trailer that gives a glimpse into the game’s style and gameplay. This is the third game to be developed by the studio and has been described by the developers as a “party-based RPG”.
Pyre’s story is centered around a small group of exiles, which the player must lead through a series of trials that will allow them to be free to return to their home. Supergiant Games expect to be releasing Pyre some time in 2017 and details regarding the game are thin on the ground, with nothing but the announcement trailer and a statement by the developers to go on.
“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.”
Considering the track record of Supergiant Games, Pyre should be a game to look forward to next year, with a beautiful and striking artstyle and hopefully a little bit of the magic that made Bastion and Transistor as popular as they are. The game is planned to have its grand reveal at PAX East later this week, where more details of the game and its gameplay may emerge, with a playable demo expected to be at the event.