The Pyre launch trailer showcases a bright, beautiful fantasy RPG world

Supergiant Games, the developer of Bastion and Transistor, announced in May that its next game, the party-based RPG Pyre, will be out on July 25. So that's not really news, then. But earlier today on Twitter, the studio said it again, and this time around it gave us a launch trailer to look at.

Supergiant has previously said that Pyre is its "biggest and most imaginative world yet," and it also looks to be quite a bit different than its previous games. Tom described it at PAX East in 2016 as "like The Oregon Trail mixed with Rocket League," and even though I'm not really picking up on that myself, the trailer is awfully pretty—which is par for the course for the studio.   

Along with its campaign, Pyre will also offer an esports-style "versus" mode, which we checked out late last year. Interestingly, both Tom and Mat came away from their experiences with the game not entirely certain as to what exactly it was aiming to accomplish, and the launch trailer leaves me in basically the same state: Mildly baffled but intrigued—and in light of Supergiant's history, anxious to discover how it's all going to come together. 

Pyre is available for pre-purchase on Steam for ten percent off its regular $20/£15/€20 price, or slightly more if you pick it up with the soundtrack. 

Andy Chalk

Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.