Bastion 'Stranger's Dream' DLC announced

It's a big day for Bastion. Hot on the heels of the Chrome browser edition comes the announcement of new downloadable content, which will be free on PC and cost only $1 (80 MSP) on Xbox Live Arcade.

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It's a big day for Bastion. Hot on the heels of the Chrome browser-based version of Supergiant's fine action-RPG comes the announcement of new downloadable content, which will be free on PC and cost only $1 (80 MSP) on Xbox Live Arcade.

Launching on December 14, the 'Stranger's Dream' DLC will add a new Who Knows Where sequence, along with two new modes and accompanying leaderboards.

Supergiant describes the new Who Knows Where sequence as "bigger and more challenging than the others," promising "a bit more insight into Rucks' backstory as well as the history of Caelondia."

The first new mode is Score Attack Mode, which starts you with all Spirits and Idols unlocked. Your fighting prowess is rated, and you can repeat areas to push up your score. Then there's No-Sweat Mode--already available in the Chrome edition--which lets you take it easy and continue from where you died if you snuff it in combat.

Both Score Attack and the new sequence are only unlocked if you've finished Bastion before.

The Steam and Chrome editions will automatically update with the DLC on December 14, while you'll need to download a title update on Xbox 360 first, and it'll be rolled out to other PC digital distributors in a new Bastion installer.

Supergiant explains that the XBLA DLC cannot be free "due to Microsoft policy, so it's about as close as we could get." Lovely!

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    December 9, 2011 10:15 AM

    Alice O'Connor posted a new article, Bastion 'Stranger's Dream' DLC announced.

    It's a big day for Bastion. Hot on the heels of the Chrome browser edition comes the announcement of new downloadable content, which will be free on PC and cost only $1 (80 MSP) on Xbox Live Arcade.

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      December 9, 2011 10:19 AM

      These guys are awesome. Period.

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      December 9, 2011 10:21 AM

      Supergiant explains that the XBLA DLC cannot be free "due to Microsoft policy, so it's about as close as we could get."
      Except that Uber Entertainment was able to deliver their Monday Night Combat Spunky Cola DLC without charge to Xbox users. Although why should we believe anything they say considering they've said in the past that they had no plans for DLC and "held nothing back" (source: http://www.shacknews.com/article/70035/bastion-dlc-not-planned ) and then pull this.

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        December 9, 2011 10:40 AM

        Why do you hate awesome things?!

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        December 9, 2011 10:45 AM

        Some devs manage to find away around it, MS doesn't like to do it though. And why you gotta be all bustin' up in there shit?

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        December 9, 2011 10:51 AM

        That MNC update didn't add any achievements either, which some have claimed is one of the reasons why MS forces devs to charge for DLC in the past. I'm assuming this Bastion addon includes new achievements.

        Anyway, it's one fucking dollar. And so what if they said it was complete? That was before the game sold well and fans wanted more.

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        December 9, 2011 11:02 AM

        I bet they kill puppies, too.

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        December 9, 2011 11:05 AM

        hahaha. MS's complaints with free DLC are well documented dude. And they're charging one freaking dollar for content that obviously is supplementary and wasn't held back.

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        December 9, 2011 11:06 AM

        Triple take at the user name. This is not the user you are looking for.

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        December 9, 2011 11:06 AM

        SO MAD >:(

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        December 9, 2011 11:35 AM

        The first time you posted this, I figured you were joking.

        Now that you're posting this again, I see that you're being a giant baby about it. Don't buy it if you don't like it. There's no principal for you to uphold here. Them going back and making DLC doesn't mean shit.

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          December 9, 2011 2:08 PM

          I reposted it because I thought a comment like that deserved to be on the front page.

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            December 9, 2011 2:14 PM

            Well, I can't argue with you there.

            *scratches head*

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        December 9, 2011 2:11 PM

        That is more a demonstration of MS's ridiculous inconsistency than being at all damning towards the Bastion developers.

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        December 9, 2011 2:27 PM

        OH GOD ONE DOLLAR

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        December 9, 2011 2:32 PM

        We've heard valve saying much the same about TF2 and Uber had plenty of update issues w/ the 360 MNC

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        December 9, 2011 2:43 PM

        Expert trolling, well played sir.

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      December 9, 2011 10:51 AM

      GREAT news! I have this game in Steam and have gotten both endings. Fantastic game and I only paid $7.50 for it. It was on sale for $5 a couple of days ago. Now, imma get some DLC for free too? NICE! NICE!

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      December 9, 2011 11:21 AM

      Haha what? I didn't even realize there was a Chrome edition, that's fantastic!

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      December 9, 2011 11:39 AM

      Free? Winners in my book!

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      December 9, 2011 5:04 PM

      The silly thing is, I would HAPPILY give them a few dollars for this.

      I cant believe I'm saying this, but please reconsider the free price on PC and charge for it instead.

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