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Braid: Anniversary Edition is a 'hand-repainted' remake, coming to PC in 2021

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Released in 2008 for Xbox 360, Braid is still considered one of the most influential games of recent years (opens in new tab) and is often credited for kickstarting the indie game development boom. Now, 12 years later, it's getting a remake and expansion with new "hand-repainted" graphics and improved animation, among other features.

Braid: Anniversary Edition was announced at Sony's State of Play showcase earlier today, and the trailer above looks promising: original artist David Hellman will be applying the re-paint, while the new animations are designed to make the game feel more "fluid and responsive". The game's sound is getting a new pass to make it "richer and more detailed," and you'll be able to switch between the new version of the game and the original on the fly.

Also, developer commentary will be added. "We’ll be talking about programming, art, design, video game history, and many other things, using in-game hyperlink portals so you can jump between levels to follow the various conceptual threads," creator Jonathan Blow wrote on the PlayStation blog (opens in new tab)

Braid: Anniversary Edition releases for PC some time in 2021, when it'll also come to PlayStation, Xbox and Nintendo Switch.

Shaun Prescott is the Australian editor of PC Gamer. With over ten years experience covering the games industry, his work has appeared on GamesRadar+, TechRadar, The Guardian, PLAY Magazine, the Sydney Morning Herald, and more. Specific interests include indie games, obscure Metroidvanias, speedrunning, experimental games and FPSs. He thinks Lulu by Metallica and Lou Reed is an all-time classic that will receive its due critical reappraisal one day.