Keep in mind Braid, Anniversary Version — the up to date model of the time-bending puzzle platformer that was first introduced in 2020 with a 2021 launch date? The sport clearly missed that launch window, however on Thursday, developer Thekla lastly introduced a precise launch date: April thirtieth, 2024.
The anniversary version will provide a bunch of updates that appear like they’ll enhance the core essence of the sport with out altering an excessive amount of. There are new “hand-repainted” graphics, in line with a press launch, and you may swap between the outdated graphics and the brand new ones at will. It has “improved sound” and “new mixes and variants of the soundtrack.”
It additionally has greater than 15 hours of developer commentary that includes lots of people, together with designer Jonathan Blow and Frank Cifaldi from the Video Sport Historical past Basis. However primarily based on a press release from Blow, “developer commentary” seems like an understatement:
You’ll be able to observe explicit threads of commentary spatially, via wormholes that go from stage to stage to see evolutions of explicit ideas; the commentary has a lot of markup so we are able to circle stuff on the display screen, level arrows at no matter visible element we’re speaking about, present diagrams, play again recordings of gameplay to indicate what occurs if you happen to strive doing this or that in a selected stage, and plenty of different capabilities.
Braid, Anniversary Version will likely be launched on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Sequence X, PC, and as a part of Netflix’s cell video games subscription on April thirtieth. It is going to be launched on Mac and Linux at “a later date.”