Bastion available on Steam August 16

Bastion will be coming to Steam on August 16 with 1080p resolution, remapped controls, and Steamworks support. Developer Supergiant Games also released the soundtrack CD today.

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Bastion kicked off this year's XBLA Summer of Arcade, but PC gamers won't have to wait much longer to play the indie hit. Developer Supergiant Games has announced that the game will hit Steam on August 16, and other digital distribution platforms later this year. It will cost $14.99.

This version will add 1080p resolution support, remapped controls for PC along with gamepad support, and Steamworks for your cloud saves, leaderboards, and achievements. The Steam page is open for pre-orders and lists the system requirements.

Supergiant Games has also released the Bastion soundtrack for $10 as a digital download. It includes music from the game, plus a new track titled The Pantheon (Ain’t Gonna Catch You). The CD ($15) will come out in September, but PAX Prime attendees can get it early at the event and have it signed by composer Darren Korb. Supergiant warns, though, that music is "key to the experience" of Bastion, so they recommend waiting until you've finished the game to listen to the soundtrack.

Bastion received a positive reception, including our own review, so it's an easy recommendation no matter which platform you choose to play it on.

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    August 5, 2011 8:30 AM

    Steve Watts posted a new article, Bastion available on Steam August 16.

    Bastion will be coming to Steam on August 16 with 1080p resolution, remapped controls, and Steamworks support. Developer Supergiant Games also released the soundtrack CD today.

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      August 5, 2011 8:31 AM

      everyone buy this.

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        August 5, 2011 9:45 AM

        Manwasher, I got a backlog that's gonna take me 3+ years to get through. Why should I care about this game?

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          August 5, 2011 9:46 AM

          I think there will be a demo for it.

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            August 5, 2011 9:56 AM

            The demo does it no justice unfortunately.

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              August 5, 2011 9:59 AM

              So it's only good if you spend money on it, eh? Sounds suspicious.

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          August 5, 2011 9:57 AM

          Because it's the kind of game that can remind you why you enjoy games in the first place.

          I've only played the demo and had a huge grin on my face throughout the entire experience - that said, it seems that the narrator (one of the biggest unique factors) polarizes opinion

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          August 5, 2011 9:57 AM

          Small ~5 person development team that worked out of a house put together what I find to be one of the most creative, atmospheric, and refined experience on XBLA.

          Everything from the hand drawn art and music to the game play and how the story unfolds are top notch.

          And it's only about 7 hours or so which shouldn't derail you from working on your backlog too much.

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            August 5, 2011 10:15 AM

            Does this game play like it would work well with keyboard and mouse or no?

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          August 5, 2011 10:37 AM

          It's only like 6-7hours and has one of the best narrative gaming experiences in memory

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          August 5, 2011 10:49 AM

          it's cheap, it's good and it's not too long where you're gonna invest a lot of time on it. beat it, enjoy it and move on.

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        August 5, 2011 10:36 AM

        mwasher, I'm on it like kgargs on manladies.

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      August 5, 2011 9:50 AM

      fuck yes august 16th much sooner than i was expecting.. can't wait!

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      August 5, 2011 9:53 AM

      Looks like I'll be buying this again.

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      August 5, 2011 10:35 AM

      I started playing this last night. Holy crap is it awesome!

      I haven't played a game this polished and dripping with atmosphere and presentation in a long time.

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      August 5, 2011 10:42 AM

      I hope no one listens to the soundtrack before playing the game. It would defuse the impact a few of the songs play in the games presentation. Listening to one of them in particular would totally kill a defining moment. :[

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      August 5, 2011 10:43 AM

      holy FUCK i had no idea this was coming fuck yes i will buy it

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      August 5, 2011 11:58 AM

      I want it on PSN

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      August 5, 2011 2:47 PM

      Holy crap, that soundtrack. I'd get it for the music alone. I see I'm spending 25 bucks in the near future :D

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      August 5, 2011 3:35 PM

      Loving this game on Live right now.

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      August 5, 2011 3:46 PM

      Build That Wall is such a good fucking song.

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      August 6, 2011 8:11 PM

      Breaking News: Bastion to cost $5.00 on Steam this fall.