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A gaming great gets April 2024 Anniversary Edition relaunch!

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Braid Anniversary Edition is coming

It’s seen by many as one of the greats of the gaming world, gathering up critical acclaim upon first release back in 2008. Come April 2024 that game will release on Xbox, PlayStation, PC and Netflix in Anniversary Edition form. The question is, will you be heading back in?

Braid is back!

Braid, Anniversary Edition has today been confirmed for an April 2024 release. It’ll be hitting Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, PC and Netflix, reimagined and reworked to suit modern players. 

Set to release on April 30th 2024, Braid, Anniversary Edition will take the much heralded original game by Jonathan Blow, building on the same unique puzzle platforming mechanics as players manipulate the world around them. We that original game is found sitting pretty on Metacritic with a 93 MetaScore, you know it’s a game worth playing. 

So what is new?

Braid, Anniversary Edition reimagines what The A.V. Club called “the definitive indie game” for modern, high-resolution hardware via a variety of changes and updates that still preserve the fundamental integrity of the original release, including:

  • Improved sound and new mixes and variants of the soundtrack by Martin Stig Andersen (Control, Inside) and Hans Christian Kock 
  • Hand-repainted graphics by original artist David Hellman 
  • Animations with extra frames, for smoother in-game motion
  • Ability to switch back and forth between the old and new Braid on the fly  
  • 15+ hours of commentary featuring Jonathan Blow, David Hellman, Marc ten Bosch (Miegakure), Brian Moriarty (Trinity, Loom, Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakuel), Casey Muratori (1935; Handmade Hero; Computer, Enhance!), Cris Moore (gamer, resident faculty at the Santa Fe Institute), Frank Cifaldi (Video Game History Foundation), Martin Stig Andersen, Hans Christian Kock, and Jakob Schmid.  

Detailed commentary

Most notably, the extensive and detailed developer commentary track offers a significant enhancement to the core Braid experience. It’s here where the Thekla, Inc. team offers their thoughts and insights into puzzle design, programming, visual art, math, the history of independent games and many other topics of interest to both fans and aspiring game designers alike.

“The goal is to make it the craziest, most-in-depth commentary ever put in a video game,” said Thekla, Inc. founder Jonathan Blow. “You can follow particular threads of commentary spatially, through wormholes that go from level to level to see evolutions of particular concepts; the commentary has lots of markup so we can circle stuff on the screen, point arrows at whatever visual detail we are talking about, show diagrams, play back recordings of gameplay to show what happens if you try doing this or that in a particular level, and many other capabilities.”

Braid, Anniversary Edition launches April 30, 2024 on Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, PC and Netflix. It will also be coming to Mac and Linux at a later date.

Neil Watton
Neil Wattonhttps://www.thexboxhub.com/
An Xbox gamer since 2002, I bought the big black box just to play Oddworld: Munch's Oddysee. I have since loved every second of the 360's life and am now just as obsessed with the Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S - mostly with the brilliant indie scene that has come to the fore. Gamertag is neil363, feel free to add me to your list.
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