Bastion Coming To Xbox One On December 12, Includes Native 1080p Support And DLC


Supergiant Games’ smash indie hit Bastion will see a release on Xbox One next month, the studio has announced via a blog post. Set to hit the platform on December 12, Supergiant says that “bringing Bastion to Xbox One was more involved than flipping a switch that says ‘make it backwards compatible,'” the developer having introduced a handful of tweaks and changes to the core experience to bring it up to date.

Unlike the original, Bastion on Xbox One will run in “full 1080p” as opposed to 720p, and include additional Achievements to unlock that weren’t present before. What’s more, the Stranger’s Dream DLC, which wasn’t available at the game’s launch, will be included with the re-release.

As an added bonus for those that already own the Xbox 360 version, you’ll be able to download the Xbox One iteration free of charge on release day until January 1, 2017, whereupon you’ll need to pay the full $14.99 asking price.

Originally released in 2011 on Xbox 360 as part of Microsoft’s Summer Arcade promotion, Bastion went on to receive critical acclaim for its pitch-perfect presentation, including a dynamic narration system and charming art style. Lifetime sales as of 2015 have reached over 3 million copies across all available platforms. Not bad, eh?