New PS4/PC RPG Revealed by Bastion, Transistor Dev

Supergiant Games enters the RPG space with Pyre.


Supergiant Games, the developer of acclaimed games Bastion and Transistor, today revealed its third game.

Called Pyre, it's described by the company as a party-based RPG coming to PlayStation 4 and PC in 2017. You'll wander through a "vast, mystical purgatory," leading a group of exiles while taking part in an ancient competition that allows for people to return home. Supergiant says it'll offer the "rich atmospheric presentation and storytelling" it's made a name for itself with, as well as "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.

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Now Playing: Pyre - Reveal Trailer

"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 developer explains on its website.

Here's how it sets up the story: "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."

At this point that's all we know about how the game plays. The trailer and screenshots in this story represent our only look at the game so far. We should know more soon, as Supergiant plans to show the game off at PAX East later this week.

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There's no word on a release for other platforms at this point. When it does launch next year, it'll be a simultaneous release across PS4 and Steam.

Full disclosure: Supergiant's Greg Kasavin is a former editor-in-chief of GameSpot.

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