Pyre

A unique tactical RPG from independent American studio Supergiant Games. The story of Pyre is set in a mysterious land called Downside, which is a variation on the Christian idea of purgatory. The main protagonist is rescued by a trio of masked travelers, who ask him to help them in unveiling the truth about the so-called Rites – an unusual competition, in which the winners can earn pardon for their sins and be freed from Downside. Pyre’s gameplay contains two fundamental parts. We travel in a special coach that is also used to manage our 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 combines features of MOBA and sport titles. A team of three characters must get a hold 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 / multiplayer , multiplayer mode: common screen, players: 1-2
Game score 8.3 / 10 calculated out of 23 players' votes.  
Expectations before the premiere: 3.3 / 10 calculated out of 110 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 / multiplayer , multiplayer mode: common screen, players: 1-2
Game score 8.5 / 10 calculated out of 3 players' votes.  
Expectations before the premiere: 0.7 / 10 calculated out of 94 players' votes.  

Pyre for PlayStation 4 is a unique action-RPG title, in which we help a group of Exiles in escaping a purgatory. It is the work of independent studio Supergiant Games, established by former employees of Electronic Arts and known for well-received productions Bastion and Transistor.

Plot

The story of Pyre is set in a mysterious land of Downside, which resembles the Christian 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 the Downside traveling in a special wagon, 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 the key part of Pyre. They take place on special arenas and somewhat resemble a sports 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 thrown far away. A proper tactic that takes into account the skills of individual heroes is the key to success.

Technical aspects

Pyre for PlayStation 4 uses very colorful two-dimensional visuals, featuring an art style known from the previous works by Supergiant Games. Dialogues during the plot-driven part of the game take form of static scenes, similar to what players 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 a unique and climatic soundtrack.

Pyre launch trailer

Pyre launch trailer | 1:46

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Pyre Game Guide

game guide 08 September 2017

This Pyre guide contain general gameplay advice, gameplay basics, description of character development, the Rites and the Scribe Trials walkthrough.

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).