Supergiant Games just dropped the reveal trailer for their third game, Pyre, and I have been silently screaming in excitement for the past few minutes.
Supergiant Games talks about the new game in their latest blog post:
About the Game: In Pyre, you lead a band of exiles through an ancient competition spread across a vast, mystical purgatory.
Pyre once again showcases our team‘s commitment to rich atmospheric presentation and storytelling, along with a distinctive gameplay blend that combines expressive decision-making on the world map with fast, action-packed confrontations against rival groups of exiles whose own freedom is at stake. We want to create a large cast of characters you can grow close to as you travel together across a strange and wondrous land.
The game’s visuals and artwork look absolutely stunning, and it’s good to hear Darren Korb and Ashley Barrett teaming up yet again to come up with beautiful music for the game.
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.
The trailer doesn’t reveal much, but we do know that there is a magical book that you, the player (addressed as “Reader”), have the special ability to read, and one of the “masked wanderers” is named Hedwyn.
The Supergiant Games website now also has a page dedicated to the game, where you can download wallpapers and screenshots. In one screenshot, we see that the horned wanderer is named Jodariel.
Here are a few more interesting screengrabs from the trailer:
Pyre won’t be coming out (on Steam and PS4) until 2017, and I honestly cannot wait!