Bastion: The First Trailer And More Screens

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Posted by Jeff (3486 posts) -

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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#1 Posted by Jeff (3486 posts) -

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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#2 Posted by rentfn (1279 posts) -

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

#3 Posted by MartinG (157 posts) -

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

#4 Posted by Jolt92 (1551 posts) -

Looks fucking awesome. 

#5 Edited by Zeninnnnnnnn (176 posts) -

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.

#6 Posted by Kaigan (276 posts) -

Well, Diablo.

#7 Posted by Stonecutter (24 posts) -

Is this a retail game or downloadable?

#8 Posted by kwyee (234 posts) -

Looks gorgeous... cant wait for more collateral!

#9 Posted by YoThatLimp (1901 posts) -

Looks very Legends of mana-ey

#10 Posted by MyNameIsJoe (184 posts) -

This looks really cool. 
 
yep.

#11 Posted by Chris2KLee (2334 posts) -

I like the look. Eager to learn more.

#12 Posted by TheJohn (553 posts) -

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

#13 Edited by Sjupp (1910 posts) -

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

#14 Posted by Tordah (2478 posts) -
@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.
#15 Posted by BetaMax (131 posts) -

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

#16 Posted by xanavi (179 posts) -

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

#17 Posted by Scrawnto (2440 posts) -
Sold! I cannot wait for this to come out!
#18 Posted by ryanwho (12082 posts) -

Getting sort of a Boktai/ Dark Cloud vibe here.

#19 Posted by LaszloKovacs (1142 posts) -

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

#20 Posted by Fram (561 posts) -

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

#21 Posted by Vager (1653 posts) -
@Fram said:
" That first guitar chord sent me all the way back to Tristram... "
#22 Posted by Hyper_Bunny_Meow (188 posts) -
@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.
#23 Posted by MattBodega (1904 posts) -

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."

#24 Posted by Malphye (413 posts) -

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

#25 Posted by Beforet (2916 posts) -

Was that the "war never changes" guy?

#26 Posted by Gav47 (1542 posts) -

Ted's mind reading promo is really good.

#27 Posted by PenguinDust (12493 posts) -

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.

#28 Posted by Coleslaw893 (409 posts) -

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

#29 Posted by Underwhelmed (44 posts) -

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.

#30 Posted by RagingLion (1365 posts) -

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?

#31 Posted by jorbear (2517 posts) -

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

#32 Posted by cyrax (205 posts) -

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

#33 Posted by BulletproofMonk (2720 posts) -
@MattBodega: You probably like it because it's an awesome line.
#34 Posted by TekZero (2672 posts) -

I got a weird Discworld vibe from this game.. 

#35 Posted by EchoNull (3 posts) -
@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!
#36 Posted by MaFoLu (1858 posts) -

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.

#37 Posted by Shadow (4979 posts) -

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

#38 Posted by General_D23 (1201 posts) -

 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!
#39 Posted by Hamz (6846 posts) -

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

#40 Posted by buzz_killington (3532 posts) -

I really love the art-style.

#41 Posted by Icemael (6316 posts) -

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.

#42 Posted by Ladnar (198 posts) -

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

#43 Posted by FlipperDesert (2083 posts) -

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

#44 Posted by BeautifulSpaceCowboy (602 posts) -

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

#45 Posted by Lokno (386 posts) -

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

#46 Posted by gla55jAw (2687 posts) -

Looks really cool.

#47 Posted by KillyDarko (1888 posts) -

It looks interesting so far

#48 Posted by zityz (2360 posts) -
@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
#49 Posted by Spiritof (2036 posts) -

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.

#50 Posted by MeatSim (10834 posts) -

I like the art style.

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