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Transistor’s new game plus lets you keep powers, changes up enemy groups

Posted on May 15, 2014 AT 01:10pm

Completing Transistor will unlock a “Recursion mode”—a new game plus—that pits you against different enemy groupings than first experienced, developer Supergiant Games revealed in a post on the PlayStation Blog.

In Recursion mode, players retain their User Level and Transistor functions from their first play through in order to experiment with different attack combinations and approach the game in a different style than they had previously. To clarify, attacks in Transistor—called functions—can be juggled together to varying degrees of efficacy, with a lot of room for experimentation and matchmaking. Through Recursions, players can better learn combinations that appeal to them using late-game functions with ones that open up much earlier.

Creative director Greg Kasavin also took the opportunity to explain why their studio has kept so much about Transistor hidden away, eschewing the standard PR cycle’s numerous trailers, previous, press releases, et cetera.

“Our feeling is that the less you know going into a game like Transistor, the more likely it is to surprise you,” Kasavin wrote. “And we think experiencing genuine surprise is one of the rarest and most pleasurable sensations that games can provide.”

Transistor launches on Windows PC and PlayStation 4 next week, on Thursday, May 20, worldwide.

Source: PlayStation Blog

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