Supergiant Games, creators of 2011’s Bastion and 2014’s Transistor, have just announced their third game. Pyre, coming to PC and PlayStation 4, is described as a party-based role-playing game. You play as a group of “exiles” traveling across a mystical afterlife. The gameplay will involve dramatic decision-making on the world map, as well as direct combat “against rival groups of exiles whose own freedom is at stake.”
Pyre looks to continue Supergiant Games’ trend of striking, evocative art and breathtaking music. “Pyre once again showcases our team’s commitment to rich atmospheric presentation and storytelling.”
Both Bastion and Transistor were highly praised by critics and fans for their unique styles of writing, art, and music. You can feast your eyes on some lovely screenshots on the game’s official website. If you instantly fell in love with the song from the trailer, as I did, you can listen to “In the Flame” here.
Pyre will also bring back the scintillating voice work of Logan Cunningham, who confirmed his involvement on twitter. Cunningham voiced the narrator/Rucks in Bastion and the narrator/sword in Transistor.
The worldly travelling, grave decision-making reminds me of 2014’s The Banner Saga. The Banner Saga included many critical choices and decisions that would often determine the survival of the people under your care. Supergiant mentions that “your actions will determine who returns to glory, and who remains in exile to the end of their days.”
This announcement comes mere days before PAX East 2016 kicks off. Pyre will be playable on the showfloor (booth #8212). Alas, it’s not scheduled to release until 2017.