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Pyre Launches July 25 on PS4, Pre-Orders Live Now

Guide a band of exiles to freedom in the newest adventure from Bastion & Transistor creators Supergiant Games.

Greg Kasavin's Avatar Posted by Creative Director, Supergiant Games

We have some very exciting news to share: Our next game, Pyre, will launch on PlayStation 4 this summer on July 25, 2017! Our team is hard at work right now putting the finishing touches on it.

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You can pre-order it right now and get 10% off the $19.99 retail price. Read on to learn more about what we think makes Pyre special.

About the Game (With New Details!)

Pyre is a party-based RPG in which you lead a band of exiles to freedom through ancient competitions spread across a vast, mystical purgatory. Who shall return to glory, and who shall remain in exile to the end of their days? Find out during the course of the single-player campaign (and maybe rack up a new Platinum Trophy while you’re at it).

A New World From the Creators of Bastion and Transistor

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You’ll meet a large cast of different playable characters, such as these fine folk.

This is the biggest and most imaginative world yet from us at Supergiant! You’ll get to know an ensemble cast of characters struggling to earn back their freedom as you make your way across the forsaken land called the Downside. Characters in Pyre come in all shapes and sizes, from hulking demons grown strong from their struggle to survive, to the winged Harps, who plot against their enemies from their mountain nests. Everyone in Pyre has a unique story behind their exile, and what might be in store for them if only they could return.

Action-Packed Three-on-Three Battle System

Central to Pyre is the ancient competition called the Rites. Each Rite plays out like an intense close-quarters mystical battle, where the object is to extinguish your adversary’s signal flame before they can do the same to you. You’ll have to outsmart and outmaneuver your opponents to succeed — or you can banish them outright with a powerful aura blast.

You’ll be up against a colorful cast of adversaries in pitched, high-stakes confrontations where each victory (or defeat!) brings your exiles closer to enlightenment. Choose three exiles from your party for each Rite, and outfit them with powerful Talismans and Masteries to gain an edge.

A Branching Story with No Game-Over

Think about how many games you play where you get stuck trying to get past a certain sequence, and keep throwing yourself at it again and again, just because you want to see what happens next. Sometimes that’s fun… but often, it stops the story dead in its tracks and just gets frustrating.

We wanted to make a game that had plenty of challenge and exciting action, but where the fear and frustration of getting stuck was not a factor. Picking yourself up after being defeated could be part of the journey, rather than something that took place in your head while looking at a Game Over screen. So, one of the unique aspects of Pyre is how you are never forced to lose progress. Whether you prevail or fail, your journey continues. The interactive narrative is expressed through a story that should feel personal to you, and that no two players will experience in quite the same way.

Challenge a Friend in Versus Mode

On top of the single-player campaign, Pyre features a local two-player Versus Mode, which we revealed at the PlayStation Experience last year. Versus Mode lets you play against a friend (or CPU opponent) in one of the game’s fast-paced ritual showdowns. You’ll be able to form your triumvirate from more than 20 unique characters you’ll meet in the campaign, and customize your Rite in a variety of ways — configuring your characters’ abilities, choosing from the variety of stages each with their own distinct effects on gameplay, and more. We think this creates a ton of lasting value for the game and have been having a great time playing it ourselves, trying out every possible character combination we can think of.

Rich, Atmospheric Presentation

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The Downside has a variety of different regions you’ll get to explore in your quest for freedom.

From the vibrant hand-painted artwork to the evocative musical score (featuring more than 90 minutes of music by Darren Korb, our audio director and award-winning composer of Bastion and Transistor), every aspect of Pyre’s presentation draws you into its fantasy world.

Pyre has been in development for nearly three years. We can now safely say that it’s the biggest game we’ve ever created, offering substantially more ways to play and more characters to meet than either Bastion or Transistor before it. With each new game we’ve made, we’ve endeavored to push ourselves out of our creative comfort zone to make something that felt fresh to us, in the belief that this would translate to a worthwhile experience for our players. We cannot wait for you to try it and hear what you think.

Add Your Own

Dethfuse said:

May 30th, 9:36 am

I absolutely loved Transistor and Bastion. This game also looks fantastic! I’m really digging the art. I’ll definitely be preordering this! I’d love to see online play at some point as well.

janusfilmsfan said:

May 30th, 9:56 am

Day one. Absolutely adored Transistor. Is there going to be any PS4 Pro support for this title? Thanks.

Commodorefez said:

May 30th, 9:59 am

One of my most anticipated games of the year. Bastion got me back into gaming and is one of my favorite games of all time, and I thoroughly enjoyed Transistor. About to order the vinyls for both. Can’t wait to hear this new soundtrack as well as the performance by one of the greatest voice actors in gaming. Let alone the weird and cool world and lore that y’all have created. Thank you for all you do and I can’t wait for July 25!

whereymyconary said:

May 30th, 10:31 am

very exciting. I’m a big fan of transistor.

langdon said:

May 30th, 11:16 am

All you had to say was Darren Korb. I mean.. that and the fact that you’re Supergiant.

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Greg Kasavin said:

May 30th, 11:48 am

Thank you folks for the support! We’re really excited for the launch coming up in just a few weeks.

Goodacre0081 said:

May 30th, 11:52 am

absolutely love your games Greg. I also loved the dynamic theme SuperGiant had put out with Transistor. are you planning on doing a Pyre theme for PS4?

DreamInInfrared said:

May 30th, 12:11 pm

Transistor is my favorite PS4 game, and Supergiant is my favorite development studio. Keep pushing your own creative boundaries and I’ll do my part to support you every step of the way. Can’t wait for Pyre — wishing you all great success with this one!

anszbd1 said:

May 30th, 12:11 pm

I loved transistor so I think I’ll buy this. I hope there’s transistor 2 though :)

Wtfman90 said:

May 30th, 1:08 pm

Been waiting for this! Played it at PS experience and loved it. The VS mode is really fun. I can’t wait.

KidCommando said:

May 30th, 3:08 pm

Really bummed that the versus mode is only local and not online. I knew this was the case from the last blog post, but I was holding hope for a possible announcement that online multiplayer would be included.

I understand the reasons….but from reading about the game and watching vids I just know the versus mode would be a lot of fun. I don’t have a local buddy and playing against the CPU just doesn’t excite me, so will be reluctantly passing.

The game does look beautiful however and hope it is a success!

anydoubleyou said:

May 30th, 11:41 pm

My buddies and I had an AMAZING time at PS Experience playing the versus mode! That was our first time playing the game at all but we quickly picked it up and had a blast. I even got to go head-to-head with one of the dev team members and almost won!

Dope times.

So Excited to see the final product! Thanks y’all for your work!

musibat said:

May 31st, 4:31 am

Def buying this day one :)

musibat said:

May 31st, 4:31 am

Big fan of your games.

Seluhir said:

May 31st, 10:06 am

Transistor was one of the best games I’ve ever played. Definitely looking forward to this. :)

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Greg Kasavin said:

May 31st, 3:02 pm

Thank you folks! @anydoubleyou, that’s awesome that you had a chance to try it at PSX, we had a blast there too!

There are so many more characters / stages / etc. than that first taste of it, so really excited for you try the full game. The cast of characters in Versus Mode is one of my favorite aspects of the game personally… always wanted to make a game with a big juicy Character Select screen, and we’ve got one here!

Lelly-Keys said:

May 31st, 11:01 pm

I have a MIGHTY need, so ready for this game and new adventure Super Giant Games is going to deliver us! Loved Bastion and Transistor, can’t wait for more! :DD

razielangelomx said:

June 1st, 12:13 pm

I love this game in the last PlayStation Experience! I hope The Versus Mode you can play it online, that would be awesome!
All my friends live in different cities.

Time4Tiddy said:

June 1st, 6:15 pm

Woo hoo! Transistor is one of my top 5 games of all time, and I use the Transistor theme on my PS4. Can’t wait for anything else that you produce. Take all my money, plz!

RedBaronAssassin said:

June 1st, 6:57 pm

hopefully later on they’ll do a collection like the “journey collection ” that would be awesome.

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