Bastion Screens Released

By Michelle Balsan, 5 years ago
Bastion, announced back in March and now scheduled to lead off this year's Summer of Arcade, sees you taking on the role of Kid, who finds himself in a crumbling world. It is up to you to use what's left of the past to rebuild what is left of the world in the wake of the Calamity.

Yesterday, Warner Bros. Interactive and Supergiant Games released a few screenshots showing the beautifully crafted environments you'll encounter in Bastion.

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Several key features of the game were also detailed.

Reactive narrator – Bastion introduces a one-of-a-kind reactive narration system, which gradually reveals a rich back story
as the narrator reacts to the player’s actions, allowing for the player to have a truly personalized gameplay experience. The
game features thousands of lines of narration. No player will be able to hear it all the first time through the game.

Lush, hand-painted world – Bastion is presented in a high-definition, richly-detailed painterly art style, which enhances the
fantastical world design and immerses players in the unique setting and atmosphere.

Nimble, active combat – The game offers exciting, highly responsive moment-to-moment action that rewards player skill
and experimentation, allowing players to develop their own unique fighting styles by mixing and matching from a large
variety of customizable weapons, each with their own special moves and mechanics.

Frequent gameplay-customizing choices – Bastion features many customizable elements including an array of weapons and
upgrades as well as a special system that allows players to raise game difficulty in exchange for greater rewards.

Grand adventure – This is a full-length experience offering 8 to 10 hours of fully narrated gameplay. Once players finish the
journey, they unlock a "New Game Plus" mode, which introduces additional content and new ways to play.
Bastion will be available for purchase on July 20th, 2011 for 1200 MSP.
Michelle Balsan
Written by Michelle Balsan
Michelle is the Assistant Manager of the Newshounds at TrueAchievements and has been a member of staff since 2010. When not contributing to gaming websites, she makes her living as a mild-mannered librarian. She can be compelled to play just about anything if there's a co-op component, and has been playing games with friends and siblings since the Atari 2600. As it's reportedly healthy to have hobbies outside of gaming, she also roots for some of the most difficult sporting franchises to root for, the New York Mets and New York Jets, but offsets that by rooting for the New Jersey Devils. She's also seen pretty much none of the movies you have, but she's working on that.