A Ps4 and Vita port of Bastion is coming. Even better news is that it is cross-buy, so if you buy one you get the other version for free. Here is to hoping that if this does well SuperGiant Games decides to make Transistor for the Vita as well.
I’m already loving Transistor more than Bastion and SuperGiant Games’ gameplay demo is making me love it even more. The ultra sci-fi, big brother setting of the game is one of the most beautiful art styles I have seen in a game.
The story looks interesting as well, with the main character, Red, finding the Transistor, a powerful weapon which is inhabited by the soul of a man she was once close to. The man seems to play a similar role to the Narrator in Bastion, instead he talks directly to Red as they progress throughout the game. Both Red and the man are trying to prevent the enemies known as the “Process” who controls the world from getting their hands on the Transistor.
SuperGiant seems to be taking a more strategic approach to gameplay with the “Turn” mechanic. Essentially, “Turn” let’s you stop time and plan out Red’s attacks and movements. This can also be applied to a few of the games puzzles as well. While this may seem like it would make the game too easy, you have to wait for “Turn” to recharge in order to use it again. Also enemies move very fast and are plenty strong, so you have to plan out your attacks carefully.
Transistor is becoming more and more impressive each time it is shown. I cannot wait to play this on the PS4. You can watch the E3 gameplay video below.
Just about everything in Bastion hit the right note with me. Even though the Narrator was one of the best parts of the game, the real allure came from the game’s music and art style. Supergiant games seems to be capturing the same magic again with their newest game, Transistor. With the announcement at E3 that Transistor is coming to the PS4, I thought I would give the game spotlight for anyone interested. I have my eye on Transistor and will let you know when more news about this great indie game comes along.
Several Indie Games have been announced for the Ps4, including:
Transistor, from Supergiant Games (Creators of Bastion)
Mercenary Kings, from Tribute Games (Creators of Scott Pilgrim vs. the World)
Oddworld: New n’ Tasty, from Just Add Water
Octodad: Dadliest Catch, from Young Horses
Don’t Starve, from Klei