May 3, 2016

New Blip: Pyre

Pyre is the latest game under development by Supergiant Games, the studio behind Bastion and Transistor (our 2014 Game of the Year). Their third game is a party-based RPG focusing on a group of individuals who have been exiled from the Commonwealth, but they learn of a secret competition that may allow them to return home with their transgressions forgiven. Each of the exiled characters has different abilities which aid them in the competition, and players must learn to use the strengths of each character cooperatively, as only one can be controlled at a time. Each team has a pyre on their end of the arena that they must defend, while also attempting to carry a glowing orb into the pyre of their opponents, which temporarily removes that player from the playfield. Players must take advantage of speed to get the orb to the other side of the arena, strategy to avoid attacks from competitors, and weapons to disable their foes and remove the orb from their possession.

As this is a Supergiant production, you can also expect high production values, with fabulous art, music, and writing... in fact, the player learns of the game's lore in an interesting way by selecting highlighted words to delve deeper into certain elements, and can even select whether the game refers to the player as a he, she, or gender-neutral "they".

The game is coming to PC via Steam and PS4 via PSN in 2017.

To find more promising 2D games currently under development, be sure to check out our Master List.


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