If you ask me, Supergiant Games' Bastion was one of the best games to come out in the last few years. So, a new game from that indie dev studio is great news.
The glimpses of gameplay make it seem like Transistor shares some of Bastion's DNA, but the visuals are more Akira/Blade Runner than SNES retro-toon RPG. It looks cool and sounds great. Here's what Supergiant is saying about the game:
In Transistor, players assume the role of a young woman who gains control of a powerful weapon after a mysterious group of assailants nearly kills her with it. Now she must fight from street to street against forces that will stop at nothing to recover the weapon. During the course of the adventure, players will piece together the Transistor's mysteries as they pursue its former owners.
We expect Transistor to be released in early 2014. We have not yet decided on which platform or platforms the game will be available for.
Transistor will be playable at PAX East. Can't wait to learn more.