Supergiant Games was at PAX East this past weekend, showcasing their upcoming title Transistor. And by "showcasing," I mean we've got the opening sequence, some story details, and actual gameplay to look at. Take that, Monday.
So last week, Bastion narrator Logan Cunningham -- a man with a golden voice -- confirmed his involvement in the game. Now we can state with absolutely certainty that he will be narrating once more. This time, rather than playing a nice old guy, he's the possessed sword, after which the game is named. The video below shows how he's introduced to the game: Red finds him.
As the story goes, "influential voices" are disappearing. Red, being one of those, has her voice taken from her and becomes a silent protagonist as a result. This allows the Transistor to narrate and commentate throughout the game, as he becomes Red's means of retaliation. Good thing he's around, too, because assassins are after Red.
Something else of note is the Transistor's unique ability to stop time, which lets the player pause in battle (when he's charged up, anyway) and map out their next attack.
The video comes from YouTube sensation TotalBiscuit, but as he notes, the video is free of commentary. Not his usual M.O., but he considers Transistor worth the exception.
I think I can comfortable speak for many gamers when I say this is one of the most anticipated games of 2014. Ashley Lynn Barrett, who voiced Zia in Bastion, lends her angelic tones to Transistor now as Red's voice too, though we imagine she won't be doing much (if any) speaking. Red's songs, however, will be sung by her.