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Pyre

Supergiant's Party-Based RPG Gets Intense New Trailer
by Jared Koncsol on Jul 20, 2017 at 03:59 PM
Publisher: Supergiant Games
Developer: Supergiant Games
Release:
Rating: Everyone 10+
Platform: PlayStation 4, PC

Supergiant Games, the developer behind Bastion and Transistor, has released a new launch trailer detailing the exiles, Rites, and more, in the mystical purgatory called the Downside.

In Pyre, you are responsible for leading a group of exiles across the Downside, taking on other exiles in an ancient competition called the Rites (that looks a lot like a game of NBA Jam) as you fight to extinguish your enemies' pyre while defending your own. A single orb is the primary tool of destruction in the Rites, and opposing players must take control of the orb and launch it at the opposing team's pyre to cause damage. Each character possesses different innate abilities with unique benefits for combat and traversing the arena, although a general skill tree is also available for leveling up.

The game offers a two-player local multiplayer mode as well as a single-player mode which, upon defeat, adapts the story instead of giving a Game Over.

Check out the launch trailer below.

Pyre releases July 25 for PlayStation 4 and PC. For more, check out another trailer here and watch us take on the Downside in our Test Chamber.