Braid Is Getting a Remastered Anniversary Edition Next Year

Braid Is Getting a Remastered Anniversary Edition Next Year

Someone go tell Soulja Boy.

After spending the better part of a decade on The Witness, his follow-up to the acclaimed indie puzzle platformer Braid, Jonathan Blow's been working on... well, Braid again. On today's PlayStation State of Play stream, Blow's company Thekla announced that a remastered version called Braid: Anniversary Edition is coming out next year.

It looks like Braid's received a lot of work to bring its hand-painted style originally made for the Xbox 360 up to today's standards. Levels, items, and characters haven't just been redone at higher 4K-ready resolutions, but instead include brand new details. There are also animated elements added to environments, further enhancing the new look.

Also, if tearing apart game design is your thing, Braid: Anniversary Edition will include extensive developer commentary. These, like the upgraded graphics, can even be toggled on and off according to subject matter in the pause menu.

"The goal is to make it the craziest, most-in-depth commentary ever put in a video game," writes Blow at Braid's official website.

The Anniversary Edition is planned for a wide, wide release in early 2021, launching for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, Nintendo Switch, Windows, Mac, and Linux.

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Mathew Olson is a writer formerly of Digg, where he blogged and reported about all things under the umbrella of internet culture (including games, of course). He lives in New York, grew up under rain clouds and the influence of numerous games studios in the Pacific Northwest, and will talk your ear off about Half-Life mods, Talking Heads or Twin Peaks if you let him.

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