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Pyre Hands-On Preview: Supergiant Hits Their Stride With This Upcoming Arena Action RPG

Supergiant Games is known for its unique audio work, gameplay, narrative design, and possibly above all, its vivid art direction and worldbuilding. Pyre is no exception to this, but I would argue that it’s the game where Supergiant is finally hitting their stride. With a combination of stylized art design, innovative and intuitive gameplay, and intriguing characters, it feels like they’ve gone to a whole new level of game design. Not that Bastion and Transistor weren’t excellent in their own right, but Pyre feels like a natural evolution from those games to something wholly different – and yet utterly Supergiant. (more…)

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Sony shines a spotlight on what’s coming to PS4 in 2017 including Detroit: Become Human

PlayStation Europe definitely kicked the year off right after they unveiled a new video highlighting the many exclusives coming to the PS4 in 2017.

In addition to games such as Gran Turismo Sport, Horizon: Zero Dawn, and the PaRappa The Rapper remaster, the sizzle reel also includes a glimpse of Quantic Dream’s Detroit: Become Human, which had previously been tagged with a “TBA” release date.

Here’s the full list of games featured in the video:

Coming to PS4 in 2017

  • Detroit: Become Human
  • Drawn To Death
  • Dreams
  • Farpoint
  • Gran Turismo Sport
  • Gravity Rush 2 (January 20)
  • Hellblade
  • Horizon: Zero Dawn (February 28)
  • Knack 2
  • Matterfall
  • MLB The Show 17 (March 28)
  • New Hot Shots Golf
  • Nex Machina
  • Nier: Automata (March 7)
  • Nioh (February 7)
  • Persona 5 (April 4)
  • PaRappa The Rapper
  • Pyre
  • Starblood Arena
  • Uncharted 4: The Lost Legacy
  • Wipeout: Omega Collection
  • World of Warriors
  • Yakuza 0 (January 24)

The first big event of the 2017 “Video Game Calendar” will be PAX South, which will be held in San Antonio beginning on January 27. We’ll surely hear more about at least a few of these games then.

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Supergiant’s Pyre gets an E3 2016 trailer

Just announced two months ago, Supergiant Games is back with a second look at their upcoming game, Pyre. The E3 2016 trailer introduces us, sort of, to Rita, one of the people who will be fighting in Pyre’s purgatorial arena.

Pyre features original music by Darren Korb and Ashley Barrett, and a video for “Forbidden Knowledge,” the song featured in the trailer, can be found after the break.

Pyre will be released for the PC and PS4 in 2017. (more…)

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Pyre announced by Supergiant Games… and it’ll be playable at PAX East 2016

Supergiant Games will return to PAX East this weekend with their third game, Pyre. Set to be released in 2017 for the PC and PS4, Pyre is a party-based RPG that combines “expressive decision-making on the world map with fast, action-packed confrontations against rival groups.”

Supergiant is attempting to build another unique and interesting world for Pyre, and a small glimpse at that world can be seen in the trailer embedded above. The developer also a bit more ato say bout the mystery at the heart of the story on their official website:

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.

As with Bastion and Transistor, Pyre will feature original music written by Darren Korb, with vocals performed by Korb and Ashley Barrett. A video for “In the Flood,” the song featured in the trailer, can be found after the break. (more…)

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