Bastion game coming to PC: Steam release date unveiled

 

By Posted 8 Aug 2011, 10:12

Supergiant Games’ action-RPG Bastion has become quite a hit since it was first launched on Xbox Live Arcade a couple of weeks ago. In fact, the popular game was nominated for two 2011 Independent Games Festival Awards in both the ‘Excellence in Audio’ and Excellence in Visual Art’ categories, and won the Games Critics Award for ‘Best Downloadable Game of E3 2011.’

Now we’ve just discovered that the Bastion game is coming to the PC and judging by a recent article by Greg over on the supergiantgames.com website, you won’t have to wait very long for it to arrive as it’s coming to Steam on Tuesday, August 16th. The PC version of the Bastion game – which costs $14.99 in North America – is available to pre-order from the Steam website.

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So what exactly is different about the PC version of the Bastion game I hear you ask? Not only does it come with a 1080p resolution (which will show off the game’s amazing artwork), it also features customizable controls and gamepad support. The PC version is also DRM-free and Steamworks-enabled, which includes cloud saves, Steam achievements and leaderboards.

Besides being known for its solid, action-RPG gameplay and its vibrant, hand-painted environments, the Bastion game is also known for its unique reactive narrator, who according to Dwayne Holder over at gamerant.com narrates your every move. If you like game music, then you might be pleased to know that the Bastion soundtrack is also available to download for $10.

As noted over on the steampowered.com website, the system requirements for the Bastion game include a 1.7 GHz dual-core (or better) processor, Windows 7, XP or Vista, 1.6GB of free hard disk space, 2GB of memory, DirectX 9.0c compatibility and a 512MB DirectX 9.0c compatible graphics card.

There’s unfortunately been no word on a PlayStation Network release for the Bastion game as of yet. However, bearing in mind how quick the developer is being to bring the game to the PC, they might be quick to port it to the PS3 as well. Would you like to see the Bastion game released on the PlayStation 3 soon?