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Transistor launch trailer dazzles ahead of May 20 release

on 16 May 2014

Transistor -- the forthcoming release from Bastion developers Supergiant Games -- has gotten a sumptuous debut trailer ahead of its eagerly-anticipated launch on May 20.

The PS4 and Steam-bound title from the minds of 2011’s runaway indie hit Bastion casts players in the feet of Red, a renowned singer who upon a botched assassination attempt is entrusted with a transistor-like weapon which harbours the consciousness and voice of a recently-deceased man who is wound up in the proceeding mystery; Red must use this newly-acquired weapon as the would-be assassins close in on her location within the confines of the game’s city, Cloudbank. Run-of-the-mill story, then.

The game deploys a turn-based-type gameplay mechanic, combining free movement and a ‘planning mode’; once the protagonist’s gauge is filled players can map out a specific set of movements which can executed with cunning speed – whilst the gauge refills Red must dodge the inevitable counterattacks on her position.

For all the Trophy hunters, the PS4 version of the game will feature a set of 30 Trophies, and the DualShock 4’s light bar will be used in conjunction with the game’s main weapon.


Stay tuned for our full review of Transistor in the coming week, and don’t forget to give us your thoughts on PS4’s newest indie hitter below.