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Supergiant’s third game is finally here, and it’s… a sports game? In Pyre, you lead a band of exiles competing in a mystical tournament to win their freedom from the beautiful but dangerous Downside. Through a visual-novel-like RPG story you’ll form bonds with your tribe of exiles, then put them to the test in exceptional 3-on-3 sports-like “rites”.

Transistor, Supergiant’s last game, was The Short Game’s Game of the Year for 2014. Pyre measures up to, and in some ways exceeds, that high bar. We discuss the world building and lore, the artistry, and of course, the MONSTER DUNKS.

Pyre is available for Steam for Windows and Mac and on the Playstation 4 for $19.99. Expect it to take roughly ten hours to complete.

Eyvind Earle landscape vs. Pyre landscape

Earle LandscapePyre Landscape

Who wore it better?

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