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Transistor Is The Game With The Red-Headed, Sword-Wielding Female Protagonist You’ve Been Waiting For

I want to see as many Red cosplayers as possible this year, so get on it.

The follow-up to Supergiant Games’ 2011 indie smash BastionTransistor is a sci-fi action RPG that looks just as lovely as its predecessor. You play as Red, a young singer whose voice is stolen by The Process, a baddie she pursues relentlessly with her intelligent sword, Transistor. And the launch trailer looks epic.

Though Red doesn’t speak, she shares this quality with the male protagonist from Bastion, so I don’t take issue with it (unlike with Quiet, the horrifically-problematic mute female in the upcoming Metal Gear Solid V). The game is gorgeous, features live-action and planning-mode gameplay, and, frankly, who doesn’t want to be a motorcycle-riding, giant-sword-wielding bad-ass like Red?

(via Kotaku)

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Sam Maggs is a writer and televisioner, currently hailing from the Kingdom of the North (Toronto). Her first book, THE FANGIRL'S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY will be out soon from Quirk Books. Sam’s parents saw Star Wars: A New Hope 24 times when it first came out, so none of this is really her fault.