Supergiant Games’ Pyre Releasing On July 25th

It’ll be more lit than the 4th.

The smart fellas who brought Bastion and Transistor into existence, have announced that their upcoming game, Pyre [official site], will be released on the 25th of July.

After just over three years since the last, their newest creation is a party-based role-playing game set in a purgatory, where the player’s goal is to lead a bunch of exiles to ‘freedom’ (whatever that is). On your journey you’ll come across opposition, who also want to be free, but you’ll just have to crush them in the game’s three-versus-three battle systems and be on your way. If they end up crushing you, however, do not fret! Pyre is very forgiving, and will let you recover from your shameful defeat and continue on your quest.

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.

The full announcement can be found here, with an FAQ for the game here. Should you want to watch actual gameplay, you can see the first twenty minutes of it here.

You can check out the game on the Steam store or on the PlayStation store.