Supergiant Games’ Bastion, which kicked off Microsoft’s exclusive Summer of Arcade promotion on July 20th, will get its PC release on August 16th. It will cost $14.99 and is currently available for pre-order on Valve’s Steam platform , though it will come to other digital retailers later this year.
Bastion, published by Warner Bros. Interactive, made a splash earlier this year at PAX East and hype snowballed as the year wore on. Former GameSpot executive editor and Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3 producer Greg Kasavin penned the story, which centers on a young boy, The Kid, out to restore life to his barren world. Players control The Kid in an isometric perspective, hacking and slashing through enemies with a variety of weapons - all while a grizzled voice fills in the story with narration that dynamically responds to your actions.
The PC version of Bastion will support gamepads, but Supergiant's also taken the time to tune the game for mouse and keyboard controls. "We want to make sure folks playing with a mouse and keyboard have a very good experience," Kasavin told Eurogamer. Bastion's hardware requirements are modest: a 1.7 GHz dual core processor, 2 GB of RAM, and a 512MB DirectX 9.0c compatible video card with shader model 2.0.
So far Bastion has performed well. It topped the Live Arcade sales charts in the week of its release and came in second the week after. Supergiant currently has no plans to release Bastion on PlayStation Network.