Supergiant Games’ long-awaited follow-up to Bastion, Transistor, is shortly on its way to release next week, and luckily players that complete the game will have some added bonuses to look forward to a second play through of the title.
Over on the PlayStation Blog, Supergiatn Games’ Creative Director, Greg Kasavin, announced in a new post that like Bastion before it, Transistor will feature an unlockable New-Game Plus option, allowing players that complete the game to revisit specific areas with previously obtained skills and levels. Titled “Recursion Mode,” the mode will be familiar to players of Bastion, but Kasavin promises Transistor to push “some of those ideas even further.” Kasavin mentioned in a statement on the PlayStation Blog:
Recursion mode is unlocked after you finish Transistor’s story. You’ll then have the option to recurse through the experience, retaining your progression data — notably, your User Level and all the Transistor functions you’ve unlocked. This immediately opens up a lot of new gameplay as you’ll be discovering new function combinations all the way through your initial play-through of the game. You’ll also find some new surprises (that word again) in the content itself the second time around. Most notably, the composition of enemy forces you’ll encounter will be different — and it’ll be different just about every time you play. This means you can really sink your teeth into the core gameplay if, as we hope, you’ve taken a liking to it by the end of the game.
The Process, the enemy forces you’ll be dealing with in Transistor, operate as a faction. The different varieties you’ll encounter have complementary roles. As we experimented with fighting against them in different combinations, and in different locations throughout the game, we found a ton of interesting variety. We hope you’ll enjoy it as we have. If you’re familiar with Bastion’s New Game Plus mode, we think Transistor’s Recursion mode pushes some of those ideas even further.
Transistor releases for PC and PS4 on May 20th, 2014.