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Transistor Out 5/20, Available to Pre-order Today

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On May 20th — that’s exactly two weeks from today — Transistor will be available on PlayStation 4! We have a bunch of new details to share, starting with the fact that you can preorder the game starting today, as soon as PlayStation Store updates.

Update: You can now pre-order Transistor on PlayStation Store.

Now that the game is almost ready, I wanted to get into some more nitty-gritty details about some of its features.

Transistor on PS4

For starters, Transistor features lots and lots of hand-painted 2D artwork, and thanks to PlayStation 4’s raw power, you’ll get to experience it just as we intended in full HD 1080p resolution. That’s a first for us on console.

Some months ago I also told you a little about how we’re using DualShock 4’s light bar in sync with the voiceover in the game. At the end I hinted we were also looking into using the controller’s built-in speaker. Turns out it works great, so we’re pleased to offer a Controller Speaker option for a more personal feel. With the light bar and controller speaker working in unison, DualShock 4 becomes a direct analog for Red’s mysterious, talkative weapon. We think this is a unique way of playing through the game, and we hope players will enjoy it.

Lastly (for now), let’s talk about Trophies. Transistor has more than 30 Trophies, including a Platinum Trophy if you manage to unlock all the others. Our philosophy around Trophy design is we want players to discover the breadth, depth, and content of the game, and feel rewarded for it. Some of our Trophies concern hidden aspects of the game that we’ve purposely said nothing about, so we encourage you to discover these for yourself as you play! Though if you want look them all up and aren’t worried about spoiling bits of it for yourself, that’s cool too.

As May 20th fast approaches, we’ll have more to share about the game right here. For now, be sure to catch my recent interview with PlayStation’s Justin Massongill on the PlayStation Blogcast! Until next week!

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Somnia_II said:

May 6th, 10:30 am

I am SO excited for this game. Thank you very much for bringing this to PS4, I will be preordering it today.

ECisMe said:

May 6th, 10:30 am

Game looks amazing! Wish it was coming to PS3, I would have bought it!

pablofsi08 said:

May 6th, 10:31 am

Awesome, will this be available for pre-download?

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    Greg Kasavin said:

    May 6th, 10:35 am

    Hey, it’s a pre-purchase but not a preload. The game is about 2.5 GB so hopefully will not take that long to download once it’s out!

AKA_Neku said:

May 6th, 10:36 am

Pre-order? … Uh… if Bastion secretly comes with it on the PS4 – then YES!!! If not… I’ll wait till launch. May is a bad month for my wallet.

Zacky-V-A7X said:

May 6th, 10:36 am

Can’t wait for this gem!!

RoxasDingo said:

May 6th, 10:36 am

Great work you are doing over at Supergiant games!!
I may be the only one wanting for this, but you should really bring Bastion to the Vita!! It would make an epic addition!

snakeeyes211 said:

May 6th, 10:37 am

Thank you for having a platinum trophy how much will the game cost?

OmniSnipe said:

May 6th, 10:38 am

I would love for this and Bastion to be on the Vita…

Sorahl213 said:

May 6th, 10:41 am

What’s funny is that I was going to coment on the store update post if we were going to be able to pre order Transistor. After a year of waiting and listening to the interview on last week’s PS Blogcast, I’m more than willing to put money down on this title ahead of release date.

CrimsonNemo said:

May 6th, 10:41 am

With how beautiful and glorious this game looks, I’ll be pre-ordering it right away when the store updates. Take my digital money!

Firelogic said:

May 6th, 10:43 am

Have been looking forward to this since it was announced. Definitely pre-ordering it today!

SaberX85 said:

May 6th, 10:43 am

Any chance this game will be on vita? thanks

Eddo_Marin said:

May 6th, 10:47 am

This game looks amazing, can0t wait for it. Thank you for loving the indies

xClayMeow said:

May 6th, 10:48 am

Any plans to bring this to Vita? If not, I’ll probably just go with the PC (Steam) version.

GaMeCuBeFLOP said:

May 6th, 10:51 am

Going to pre-purchase on psn asap:) Really looking forward to this Grey!

PaladinCulebra said:

May 6th, 10:53 am

You know, I bought Bastion based on the strength of the soundtrack alone and ended up loving it. Strangely, I didn’t really care too much about Transistor when I heard about it… but it’s growing on me for some reason. I’ll probably end up biting.

RE_Player said:

May 6th, 10:53 am

Thanks for the ability to pre-purchase. Congrats on being so close to release for you and your team Greg.

SpyDudeFX said:

May 6th, 10:54 am

Any demo? I like pre-orders but think an incentive is always nice otherwise no real reason to do so. I like when they include the soundtrack or some avatars as a bonus offer.

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    Greg Kasavin said:

    May 6th, 11:06 am

    We don’t have plans to release a demo, though we’ve let people get their hands on the game at PAX. It’s of course not the same as playing it for yourself though you can see gameplay play-throughs on sites like GameSpot and The Escapist if you want to see it in action.

MakoSoul said:

May 6th, 10:55 am

Aww, I was hoping for some extra bonus for pre-order. Ah well, take my money any way!

C1pH_3r said:

May 6th, 10:59 am

Can’t wait to play in a couple of weeks. I am so glad that Transistor is almost here!

jskeen said:

May 6th, 11:02 am

Pre-order. Hmm like mlb 14 on ps 4? With we are still waiting to download. 11 hours after they said it would be. I will wait from now on or just get the disc copy if it is available. Burn me once psn shame on you burn you have burned me so many times now so I guess its shame on me. But no more.

dodgedoors said:

May 6th, 11:03 am

I wants it. I needs it.

GStylez1980 said:

May 6th, 11:12 am

I’d love to see Transistor and Bastion on Vita someday, Supergiant! Good luck with your release of Transistor on PS4.

Dnut said:

May 6th, 11:15 am

If my memory serves me I swear this was to be a free game for PS+ during E3 2013. Pretty disapointed, since PS+ on PS4 could use a good game like this.

boxmyth said:

May 6th, 11:22 am

“hand-painted 2D artwork”
Bravo. I hope fancy 2D art becomes more prevalent, starting with both Transistor and the incredible Child of Light. I love it.

MakoSoul said:

May 6th, 11:31 am

@Dnut Your memory fails you. You are thinking of Secret Ponchos. Transistor was never going to be a PS+ game.

poodude said:

May 6th, 11:47 am

Definitely going to check this out!

QuantumMercury said:

May 6th, 11:49 am

This game looked really cool with a unique art style. The inclusion of a platinum trophy has tipped me to buy the game though. More developers should consider trophies as a selling point, there is a large community of us. All the better if you guys made the trophies skill based or challenging.

C_A_G_E said:

May 6th, 11:51 am

What is the point to pre-ordering downloadable titles? Really just asking the question because i don’t see a positive for consumers here.

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    Greg Kasavin said:

    May 6th, 11:53 am

    Some folks just want to…! The game is very close at this point so of course it’s reasonable to wait, though we’re fortunate to have a lot of excited fans out there too.

toz6666 said:

May 6th, 12:05 pm

Is there a way for press/websites to apply for a review copy at all?
no problem if not.

Ricen-Beans said:

May 6th, 12:18 pm

Just came to say thank you for the game and for including a Platinum!!

You’re welcome for the day one purchase.

Ephemeris said:

May 6th, 12:19 pm

I had the pleasure of playing this at E3 last year. Came away being my most anticipated title. Soon there!

EthanielRain said:

May 6th, 12:44 pm

Hey Greg, go do something with the GB guys for this game :)

Marcellino said:

May 6th, 1:03 pm

Please bring Bastion to PlayStation, guys! I can’t wait to try Transistor!

GhostCell88 said:

May 6th, 1:24 pm

$20 is too much $15 is perfect was going to purchase but I do not think I will spend $20 for this

avluis said:

May 6th, 1:31 pm

Unlike the poster above me (35), $20 is not a bad asking price, specially for all the work put into this.

plaztiksyke said:

May 6th, 1:43 pm

is the audio 24-bit/lossless?

is there 1080p stereoscopic 3D support?

any plans to use the Vita as a cross-controller?

Teh_AKOD said:

May 6th, 2:11 pm

The game looks amazing. Does it include subtitles in other languages besides english?

GhostCell88 said:

May 6th, 2:21 pm

I do not have anything against the game or publisher its Sony asking for too much for these game $20 for Transistor, $15 for Sportfriends which should be like $9.99, $12 for Titan Attacks REALLY this game looks like its ripped straight from iStore should not be more than $3.99 some of these game are much cheaper on steam!

Nazotchi said:

May 6th, 2:31 pm

I never usually bother with digital pre-orders, but this game is the whole reason I bought my PS4 when I did, instead of waiting til the end of this year.
Glad to hear the trophies are interesting, too, rather than just rewards for regular progress. Love you guys!


May 6th, 2:48 pm

Three cheers for developers who put thought into intelligent trophy design!

CrossRhythm said:

May 6th, 4:31 pm

Is there a pre-order bonus?


May 6th, 5:23 pm

before i go and preorder this weekend can you tell me if ps plus will have a discounted price on launch? if not i’ll still buy it, if so i want to wait, my friend at work talks about bastion all the time

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    Greg Kasavin said:

    May 6th, 5:50 pm

    Hey no worries, there won’t be a PS Plus discount at launch. That would be really unfair to folks who preorder.

tgpumpkin said:

May 6th, 5:50 pm

It looks fantastic but I am going to wait for a price drop since there really isn’t an incentive to preordering. Heaven knows I have a backlog as it is and I have to beat Bastion anyway.

I will own this though in due time….in due time…

yowzagabowza said:

May 6th, 5:53 pm

The reason to preorder digital games is because you cant get your money back if you do!!!

smokey_vols said:

May 6th, 6:11 pm


It’s nice to see Supergiant on Playstation, I missed out on Bastion. Any chance it may make its way over to PS4?

Melind said:

May 6th, 6:22 pm

Thank you Greg and the folks at SG. I’m probably projecting, but it feels like the things that you focus on (unique and evocative audio and visual styles with great gameplay) are what delight me as a gamer. I can’t tell you how much I enjoyed Bastion (rough edges and all) and how much I am looking forward to what you can do with Transistor.


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    Greg Kasavin said:

    May 6th, 7:33 pm

    Thanks very much! Hopefully you won’t run into as many rough edges this time around.

PanTheMan16 said:

May 6th, 6:30 pm

Pre-ordered, but I sooo wish Bastion could have been included. It’s the best game I have ever purchased from Steam, and based on that experience I know Transistor will be incredible.

purse317 said:

May 6th, 6:40 pm

Just telling you know we want a sequel

n_duncanson said:

May 6th, 7:08 pm

What’s the purpose of pre-ordering a digital title if you can’t pre-load it, and there’s no incentive?

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