Bastion and Transistor developer Supergiant Games has announced Pyre, a new RPG for PlayStation 4 and PC where players lead a band of exiles through an ancient competition across a vast purgatory.
The game promises a “rich atmospheric presentation and storytelling,” along with a “distinctive” blend of gameplay that combines “expressive decision-making on the world map” with “fast, action-packed confrontations against rival groups of exiles” whose freedom is on the line.
Here’s the full rundown:
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.
Platforms and Availability
Pyre will be available in 2017. Like Transistor, it will launch simultaneously on Steam and the PlayStation 4.
Watch the reveal trailer below. View the first screenshots at the gallery.