Supergiant Game’s indie action RPG Bastion was one of the big surprise hits of 2011, receiving widespread acclaim and going on to be ported to a wide variety of systems.
Two years later, they are ready to reveal their next game – Transistor. The game appears to be another action RPG, bearing many similarities to Bastion, though various improvements to presentation are apparent. The official plot summary, taken from Supergiant’s site, is as follows:
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.
As can be heard in the trailer, Bastion vocalist Ashley Barrett and composer Daniel Korb have returned to work on Transistor, which likely means we have a similarly memorable soundtrack in store for us.
Supergiant will be putting together a FAQ for the game in the near future, and will be answering fan questions via their Facebook and Twitter pages. Additionally, the game is expected to appear at PAX East later this week.