It wouldn't be hard to imagine Supergiant Games, after finishing Bastion, might just close down shop, "Well guys, hard to top Bastion, right? Lets quit and go work on the next Mass Effect." Luckily, that's the last thing they probably considered. Today Supergiant Games announced their new game -- introducing Transistor. Transistor picks up Bastion's action-adventure mantle, equipping its protagonist with, "an extraordinary weapon of unknown origin as they explore a stunning futuristic city." We are not worthy.
Here's the short description Supergiant Games has provided for Transistor's premise:
"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."
Of course, as apparent in the trailer below, Supergiant game meshes premise with fast-paced action, style and character unparalleled. Just the game's background art paired with the music track should be enough to persuade gamers Transistor isn't just a follow-up to Bastion -- it's an evolution.
Transistor is planned for release in early 2014, though the team is still currently evaluating which platforms they'll bring the game to. Expect a PC version... eventually, but there's also the possibility the team will sign an exclusivity agreement with either Microsoft or Sony. In the mean time, gamers will have the opportunity to try out Transistor at this weekend's PAX East event. If you're going, tell us what you think!
Transistor's protagonist appears to be named Red, and there's obviously much more to her than meets the eye.