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 an actual launch date: April 30th, 2024.
The anniversary version will supply 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 response to a press launch, and you’ll swap between the previous 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” appears like an understatement:
You may observe explicit threads of commentary spatially, by 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 in case you attempt doing this or that in a specific stage, and lots of different capabilities.
Braid, Anniversary Version might be launched on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Collection X, PC, and as a part of Netflix’s cell video games subscription on April 30th. Will probably be launched on Mac and Linux at “a later date.”