Bastion landing on PC August 16

Supergiant Games' downloadable role-playing title arriving on Steam in under two weeks.

Bastion made a strong critical splash on Xbox Live Arcade when it arrived on July 20 as the year's first Summer of Arcade game. Soon, PC gamers will have a chance to check out the title, as Supergiant Games has dated Bastion for August 16 on that platform.

Bastion hits the PC the Tuesday after next.

Initially, Bastion for the PC will be available only on Valve's digital distribution warehouse Steam. Its availability will expand later in the month when the game is released on other PC download hubs.

Like its Xbox Live Arcade counterpart, Bastion for the PC will cost $15. On Steam, the DRM-free game will leverage the service's Steamworks functionality, support cloud saves, and let gamers track their progress via leaderboards and achievement records.

As for the game, Bastion relies heavily on storytelling, offering dozens of levels that gamers explore to uncover the origins of Calamity, a civilization-destroying event. For more on the title, check out GameSpot's review of the XBLA iteration of Bastion.

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Discussion

38 comments
s4dn3s5
s4dn3s5

great news, can't wait for it

emanwell
emanwell

This is great news, august has not been a good month for pc gaming until now

Ladiesman17
Ladiesman17

Steam = Affordable = Happy Gamers :)

Trebblebase
Trebblebase

I hope this comes to PSN one day like Limbo has, it looks so good :D

XHuLio13
XHuLio13

I didn't expect this to come for pc so soon.Great cause i was really getting bored lately :s

Steakface
Steakface

Too much rolling around in ARPGs these days.

hush404
hush404

Oh, nice :) Maybe I'll skip the 360 version an snag it on steam (at a much cheaper price) at some point :)

rveegee
rveegee

Suddenly August doesn't look all dry after all:-) Limbo...From Dust...Deus Ex:Hum Rev...Red Orchestra 2...AND NOW BASTION!!

FoeCrusher
FoeCrusher

Wow this is something I will download. It sounds really innovative and interesting. To me it sounds like the most intersting new indie game since Darwinia.

padako
padako

@c_rake fair enough ... the 360 version had a demo so I'm sure the PC version will as well. try that before you buy it if you are unsure... but it should run on most PCs purchased in the last 5 years or so.

c_rakestraw
c_rakestraw moderator moderator

@padako - I know. I took a look at it. Couldn't make much sense of it, though (I'm kind of illiterate when it comes to computer spec speak).

padako
padako

@c_rake most likely .. I posted a link a few comments down with the requirements

c_rakestraw
c_rakestraw moderator moderator

So, would I be able to run this game at maximum settings (or at least close to that; heck, even minimum will do) on a cheap low-end machine that's a few years old? Or am I out of luck?

M-S-M-S
M-S-M-S

Can't wait! Thank you for bringing this game to Steam (hear that EA?).

Nodashi
Nodashi

@Naylord You don't need a gaming PC, pretty much any PC will do :)

Nodashi
Nodashi

Coolio. Was waiting for it. Day 1 buy for me.

balfe1990
balfe1990

Soundtrack was also released today. Tenner for digital or 15 for limited release of CD. Bought it myself and can't recommend it enough. Although I wouldn't buy it unless you've already completed the game. http://supergiantgames.bandcamp.com/

raahsnavj
raahsnavj

I played through the demo, but now I'm glad I didn't drop money on it for the X360 edition. I'll play it on steam instead. As for the controller, you can use an X360 controller on the PC, question is if the developer will support it. Will they?

sladakrobot
sladakrobot

When i saw the game in action i was thinking..."eh,another almost no story action oriented adventure game.Oh and boring swords and bows again...but wait...wasnt just that a two hanguns wep?And this a rifle?" 5 mins later it was downloaded :)

Rottenwood
Rottenwood

A really superb game I can't recommend enough. I can't imagine playing it without a controller, though.

raptures330
raptures330

@BURGERgio That's a very selfish and immature attitude. Why shouldn't Playstation owners get to experience the joy that is Bastion? It should be released for Mac too! Great news. Supergiant Games deserves to have as many people enjoy this little gem as possible. Great game! Hell I might even buy it again just to give them more money to make their next IP. (Don't want Bastion 2. I want something new from them. The brains that made Bastion have too much to give to fall into the sequel trap so soon).

McBoogerballz
McBoogerballz

i will only buy this game if there is physical copy.. I am not a big fan of digital downloads

BURGERgio
BURGERgio

@Naylord This should not be on PSN. You guys keep bragging about all your exclusives, let Xbox and PC enjoy ours. You guys have plenty of exclusives, Xbox has plenty of arcade games and indie games.

padako
padako

this was a great game guys ... make sure to pick it up if you haven't got it on the 360 already!

Naylord
Naylord

I don't have a gaming pc or a 360 but this game looks amazing . Please put this on PSN!

theJBlounge
theJBlounge

I would've gotten the Steam version instead of the XBLA version if I knew it was coming out so soon after. But oh well, it's been a fun game so far.