One of Xbox 360's Best Games, Bastion, Heads to Xbox One; Will Be Free for Some

Bastion arrives on Xbox One in December.


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Action-RPG Bastion, which was originally released as an Xbox Live Arcade game on Xbox 360 in 2011, is headed back to Xbox next month with an Xbox One release.

Developer Supergiant Games announced today that an updated version of Bastion launches for the system on December 12. It'll be available for $15, or if you own the 360 version, you'll be able to download it for free until January 1, 2017. That gives you just under three weeks to claim your free copy.

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Supergiant describes this as a "faithful adaptation" of the original version. It's "been re-built to feel native to the platform," though it doesn't sound as if it's changed in any substantial way. It now runs at 1080p (up from 720p) and offers new Achievements, as well as the Stranger's Dream DLC right out of the gate.

Bastion, which also launched on PC in 2011, was re-released last year for PS4 and Vita. You can read GameSpot's review of that version here and the original version here. It still holds up well--particularly that amazing soundtrack.

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