Pyre is Supergiant Games’ First Role-Playing Game

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Supergiant Games, the makers of Transistor and Bastion, have announced their third game: Pyre. It’s a role-playing game—a first for the developers. The game is slated for a 2017 release on Steam and PlayStation 4 with a simultaneous release.

As with its previous games, Pyre’s main strengths will be its storytelling and presentation. With Pyre, the developers describe its gameplay as combining “expressive decision-making on the world map with fast, action packed confrontations against rival groups.”

Unlike previous offerings, the game is set to offer a large cast of characters, whom the developers hope players will grow close to as they travel with them.

Here’s 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.

Pyre will be showcased at PAX East at booth #8212. If you’re attending, be sure to check it out.