Supergiant Games, the creators of the indie hit Bastion, have just revealed the trailer for a new game they’re currently working on. Transistor is set to be a sci-fi action rpg that stars a red-haired heroine who, after nearly being killed by a mysterious group, wields the very weapon they used against her in order to discover it’s origins and keep its original possessors from reacquiring it.
Anyone who knows me can tell you how much I like playing as a character with red hair, especially when I can use a massive two-handed sword, so part of me feels like this game is being made for me. But that aside, the trailer looks very promising. The art style is stunning and definitely captures the futuristic setting of the title. And if the song in the trailer is any indication, the soundtrack should end up being quite intoxicating. Bastion’s soundtrack has received universal praise, so the composer’s return to this game is a huge plus.
Transistor, named after the weapon the heroine attains, is expected to be released early 2014, however no platforms have been announced at this time. More information should be announced at PAX East later this week. In the meantime, if anyone is interested in checking out Supergiant Games’ previous work, Bastion is currently on a “pay-what-you-want” sale at the humble bundle store that should last the whole week. I’ve actually been meaning to start up my copy of Bastion soon and this reveal only makes me that much more eager to try it out.
Also, am I the only one who thought the Transistor resembled the Monado a bit at the 0:41 second mark?
First Look at Our Next Game: Transistor [Supergiant Games]