Pyre

Unique tactical RPG title from independent American studio of Supergiant Games. The story of Pyre is set in a mysterious land called Downside, which is a variation on Christian idea of a purgatory. The main hero is rescued by a trio of masked travelers, who ask me to help them unveiling the truth about the so called Rites – an unusual competition in which winners can earn pardon for their sins and be freed from Downside. Pyre’s gameplay contains of two fundamental parts. We travel in a special coach that is also used to manage companions and make decisions that affect the land and its inhabitants. However, there is another and more important part of the game in form of skirmishes we take part in, which combine features of MOBA and sport titles. The team of three characters must come in possession of a special ball and take it to enemy’s base.

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PC / Windows
Game Pyre (PC) Cover
Pyre

Pyre | PC

Pyre release date for PC:

game language:
English

25 July 2017 | Worldwide

25 July 2017 | Europe

25 July 2017 | USA

Game mode: single player
Expectations: 3.2 / 10 calculated out of 108 players' votes.  

Sony PlayStation 4
Game Pyre (PS4) Cover
Pyre

Pyre | PS4

Pyre release date for PS4:

game language:
English

25 July 2017 | Worldwide

25 July 2017 | Europe PAL

25 July 2017 | USA NTSC

Game mode: single player
Expectations: 0.7 / 10 calculated out of 94 players' votes.  

Pyre for PC / Windows is a unique action-RPG title, in which we help a group of Exiles in escaping a purgatory. It is the work of an independent team of Supergiant Games studio, established by former employees of Electronic Arts and known from similar and well-received productions Bastion and Transistor.

Plot

The story of Pyre is set in a mysterious land of Downside, which resembles Christianity’s purgatory. We play as a hero (or heroine) saved from death by three masked travelers. Our saviors request our help in uncovering the truth behind the Rites – a competition that grants its winners a pardon for their sins and the right to leave Downside.

Game mechanics

Supergiant Games’ production stands out with its gameplay, which combines elements of classic RPG titles, MOBA and even sport games. It is divided into two equally important parts. We explore Downside traveling in a special coach, which also acts as a place where we manage our party. We meet many unique heroes, and unveil fragments of the plot little by little, making decisions that affect the entire world and its inhabitants.

While everything mentioned above is no trivial matter, taking part in skirmishes is a key part of Pyre. They take place on special arenas and somewhat resemble a sport competition, as our heroes must capture a magic ball and deliver it to the other side of the map, to enemy’s base – with an opposing team obviously trying to prevent that. Both teams consist of three heroes, each having slightly different abilities. The ball itself can be passed between players or throw far away. Proper tactic that takes into account skills of individual heroes is a key to success.

Technical aspects

PC / Windows’s Pyre uses very colorful two-dimensional visuals, with style known from previous works of Supergiant Games. Dialogues during plot-driven part of the game take form of static scenes, similar to what players can know from Japanese visual novel titles. On the other hand, duels use isometric view like MOBA titles or classic hack’n’slash games. All of this is complemented by unique and climatic soundtrack

System requirements

Minimum: Dual Core 3.0 GHz, 4 GB RAM, graphic card 1 GB GeForce GTX 460 or better, 7 GB HDD, Windows 7

Pyre launch trailer

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New details on Pyre – storytelling, decision-making, and soundtrack discussed

News 12 May 2016 10:55

They gave us Bastion and Transistor, now they're doing Pyre. Supergiant decided to tell us something about their next game's storytelling, decision making, soundtrack, and more (via Gamers Sphere).