Braid, Anniversary Edition is launching in April

Braid, Anniversary Edition is going to be released on April 30th, 2024 Thekla Inc has confirmed today. Braid first released over 15 years ago in 2008 for the Xbox 360’s Xbox Live Arcade, and then on PC and PS3 in 2009. Braid, Anniversary Edition will have developer commentary included along with improved visuals and improved sound too.

“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.”

The Braid, Anniversary Edition features include:

  • 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. 

Braid, Anniversary Edition will be available on PS5, PS4, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PC, and Netflix.

Source: Press Release

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