Supergiant Games, developers of Bastion and Transistor, have revealed their 3rd game will be a party-based RPG called Pyre. The game takes place in a vast, mystical purgatory, and will see players lead a band of exiles through an ancient competition. Pyre will focus on Supergiant’s strengths, namely atmospheric presentation and storytelling.
Here’s a breakdown of 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.”
Pyre will be available for PC and PS4 next year. The game will also be at PAX East this weekend, so expect more news about the game very soon.