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Bastion: The First Trailer And More Screens

Can't make it to PAX this year? Here's one of the games you'll miss.

As I promised back on Sunday, here are some more screenshots and the first trailer for Bastion, a new action-RPG from Supergiant Games. It's currently set for a 2011 release on PC and consoles. 

  

   
 
It's the narration--which plays a pretty significant role in the actual game, by the way--that initially made this game stand out to me. Here's the first batch of screenshots to go with the video. 

  


 
There's a real responsiveness to the action in Bastion that you wouldn't initially expect when you hear the term "action-RPG." On Thursday we'll have a chunk of in-game footage from the version that'll be on display at PAX this weekend and I'll talk a bit more about how it all handles. Oh, and speaking of PAX, the guys from Supergiant Games printed up some Bastion postcards that they'll be handing out during the show. Consider that your "free stuff alert" for this weekend. Jeff Gerstmann on Google+
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Posted by Jeff

As I promised back on Sunday, here are some more screenshots and the first trailer for Bastion, a new action-RPG from Supergiant Games. It's currently set for a 2011 release on PC and consoles. 

  

   
 
It's the narration--which plays a pretty significant role in the actual game, by the way--that initially made this game stand out to me. Here's the first batch of screenshots to go with the video. 

  


 
There's a real responsiveness to the action in Bastion that you wouldn't initially expect when you hear the term "action-RPG." On Thursday we'll have a chunk of in-game footage from the version that'll be on display at PAX this weekend and I'll talk a bit more about how it all handles. Oh, and speaking of PAX, the guys from Supergiant Games printed up some Bastion postcards that they'll be handing out during the show. Consider that your "free stuff alert" for this weekend.
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Posted by rentfn

Can't wait for more info. Wish I were at pax prime.

Posted by MartinG

This game looks pretty interesting.
It sure would be awesome to visit PAX :/

Posted by Jolt92

Looks fucking awesome. 

Edited by Zeninnnnnnnn

I will totally give this a look-see when I head to PAX! 
Edit: Watched the video and wow. Seriously digging the narration and style. Really cool.

Posted by Kaigan

Well, Diablo.

Posted by Stonecutter

Is this a retail game or downloadable?

Posted by kwyee

Looks gorgeous... cant wait for more collateral!

Posted by YoThatLimp

Looks very Legends of mana-ey

Posted by MyNameIsJoe

This looks really cool. 
 
yep.

Posted by Chris2KLee

I like the look. Eager to learn more.

Posted by TheJohn

I'm gonna give this one a chance. Loved the trailer.

Edited by Sjupp

Was I the only one getting a sort of Diablo-vibe in the beginning?
Either way, I'm interested.

Posted by Tordah
@Chris2KLee said:
" I like the look. Eager to learn more. "
This. The blocky artstyle makes it look like a toy set, or like everything is built with Legos.
Posted by BetaMax

nice voice work.  defiantly deviates from the art and creates a new original tone.  

Posted by xanavi

If this game hits on steam with steam achievements I'm done for.

Posted by Scrawnto
Sold! I cannot wait for this to come out!
Posted by ryanwho

Getting sort of a Boktai/ Dark Cloud vibe here.

Posted by LaszloKovacs

After seeing the trailer, there is nothing about this game so far that I am not in love with.

Posted by Fram

That first guitar chord sent me all the way back to Tristram...

Posted by Vager
@Fram said:
" That first guitar chord sent me all the way back to Tristram... "
Posted by Hyper_Bunny_Meow
@BetaMax said:
"nice voice work.  defiantly deviates from the art and creates a new original tone.   "


You said it, awesome voice work.  If  there hadn't been a video and I had no idea what the game was, that guitar and voice work would have been hunting the net for any details I could find.
Posted by MattBodega

Other "Indie" games just don't look like Bastion.  This trailer gives Bastion a sense of professionalism alongside it's wild style, 
 
Also, for whatever reason, I really like that last line of the trailer.
 
"You ain't in this alone. That's a promise."

Posted by Malphye

Great. Another company that will end up with my money in 2011.

Posted by Beforet

Was that the "war never changes" guy?

Posted by Gav47

Ted's mind reading promo is really good.

Posted by PenguinDust

Can't wait until Thursday to see some actual gameplay video, because right now it's just giving me a Torchlight vibe, and I'm not sure I need another with TL2 on the way and D3 (probably) out next year.

Posted by Coleslaw893

This looks awesome. Love the music. Nice voice work too.

Posted by Underwhelmed

All isometric RPGs are Diablo 2 clones,
just like all class based team shooters are team fortress 2 clones,
and all Indie side-scrolling exploration shooters are Cavestory ripoffs. 
Lot of parrots around these days.
 
Reminds me a lot of Soulblazer.

Posted by RagingLion

There's a really interesting tone to that trailer that I really like and makes the game seem more weighty than just seeing the art assets would suggest.  If the game is worthy of that tone ten I'm interested.
 
Also, that jingle (for want of a better word) when the logo for Supergiant games flashes up at the beginning of the trailer is super familiar.  Anyone else notice that and can work out where it comes from?

Posted by jorbear

Leave it to the indie developers to try something new. Looks great btw.

Posted by cyrax

Looks good. Gamers went from an ARPG drought to a steady rain. I like.

Posted by BulletproofMonk
@MattBodega: You probably like it because it's an awesome line.
Posted by TekZero

I got a weird Discworld vibe from this game.. 

Posted by EchoNull
@Underwhelmed said:
Reminds me a lot of Soulblazer.
I got a strong Terranigma vibe, too, especially with the brief snippet of combat they showed.
 
Looks like it might have potential!
Posted by MaFoLu

After just watching the screenshots I totally wasn't expecting this game to have that kind of dark tone. The trailer definitely made me interested in this game.

Posted by Shadow

This looks like it might just turn out to be a video game.

Posted by General_D23

 It's the narration--which plays a pretty significant role in the actual game, by the way--that initially made this game stand out to me.  

Interesting.  Trailer's narration is pretty cool. Interested in finding out how it fits into the game.
 
This recent Action-RPG boom is very exciting. Can't wait to learn more about this game!
Posted by Hamz

It actually looks pretty interesting. Looking forward to more GB coverage of the game!

Posted by buzz_killington

I really love the art-style.

Posted by Icemael

Nice graphics. Mechanically it looks kind of like Lunar Knights though, and that game was horrible. Not saying this will be, but I do know that Western indie games generally suck, so I'm not going to get my hopes up.

Posted by Ladnar

 
Fucking a, I love pax but then I have to wait 10 months to play all the cool games from it.

Posted by FlipperDesert

I'm in. If 'action RPG' means Diablo, I'm really in.

Posted by BeautifulSpaceCowboy

This is on my radar now. I look forward to gameplay video coming from PAX.

Posted by Lokno

I was not expecting the folk singer narration. Nice way to make the same old save the world adventure plot sound fresh.

Posted by gla55jAw

Looks really cool.

Posted by KillyDarko

It looks interesting so far

Posted by zityz
@Metalideth said:
"Looks very Legends of mana-ey "

That's the first thing that poped into my head as well seeing this trailer.  
 
Love the water colour look to the whole thing. Hope it comes out for PC but I also hope it comes out far away from Torchlight 2's release so it has a chance to garner sales
Posted by Spiritof

I had an idea of what this game might play like, and I'm about 95% wrong.
 
Reminds me of Diablo mixed with Actraiser, and that gives me a boner.

Posted by MeatSim

I like the art style.

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