The cre­ators of Bas­taion and Tran­sis­tor have announced the release date for their next game. Supergaint’s Pyre will launch on July 15th 2017 for PS4 and PC. Pyre is already avail­able for pre-order on the PlaySta­tion Store and Steam. A Xbox One release is not cur­rent­ly planned.

Here’s how Super­gaint Games describes the game,

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”

Unlike oth­er RPGs, com­bat in the game takes the form of sports-like rit­u­als called Rites. These are 3v3 bat­tles where the goal is extin­guish the ene­my pyre. This is done by grab­bing an orb placed in the mid­dle of the field and using it to douse the enemy’s fire. Play­ers will have to man­age 3 char­ac­ters how­ev­er they can only con­trol one at a time. Nat­u­ral­ly each char­ac­ter has a unique per­son­al­i­ty and abil­i­ties that can affect bat­tle. Oth­er fac­tors such as Tal­is­mans and Mas­ter­ies allow fur­ther cus­tomiza­tion.

Yet anoth­er unique fea­ture is that the game has no game over. Play­ers can fail com­bat and lose how­ev­er the sto­ry will con­tin­ue. This was done so that play­ers would not loose progress in-game or have the sto­ry stop because it doesn’t match what hap­pened dur­ing game­play. In turn suc­cess­es and fail­ures will lead to dif­fer­ent end­ings.  

Beyond the sto­ry cam­paign, there will be a local ver­sus mode that pits two play­ers against each oth­er. There will be 20 dif­fer­ent char­ac­ters and each one’s abil­i­ties can be fur­ther cus­tomized.  These char­ac­ters will all come from the cam­paign how­ev­er they will be avail­able from the start if you don’t care about spoil­ers. 

If you want more on Pyre, Super­giant held a livestream where they explained the game and answered fan ques­tions.