A unique blend of RPG and sports game is inbound.
Developer Supergiant Games has announced that its upcoming game, Pyre, will arrive on PS4 July 25th. Following on from acclaimed titles Transistor and Bastion, the half RPG, half Quidditch-esque sports game looks set to continue the vibrant aesthetic charm and tight gameplay ethos of those previous games.
Quoted from the PlayStation blog:
Pyre is a party-based RPG in which you lead a band of exiles to freedom through ancient competitions spread across a vast, mystical purgatory. Who shall return to glory, and who shall remain in exile to the end of their days? Find out during the course of the single-player campaign (and maybe rack up a new Platinum Trophy while you’re at it).
Pyre’s combat system is a unique 3v3 sports game where the object is to extinguish your adversary’s signal flame before they can do the same to you. Notably, there is no game-over, and progress continues whether battles are one or lost. It is also said to feature a branching narrative in its single-player campaign, as well as a versus multiplayer mode.