Posted by Greg on June 27, 2011
Today Microsoft revealed more details about its fourth annual Summer of Arcade on Xbox LIVE, and that means some big news for us here at Supergiant Games: It means we can tell you that Bastion is coming to the Xbox 360 on July 20, less than a month from now.
Bastion will be the first of five Summer of Arcade titles, and will be selling for 1200 Microsoft Points.
With the game releasing so soon, we’re very, very excited to see what you all will think of it, and we have some cool stuff planned between now and July 20. Thanks so much to all of you who saw the potential in Bastion to get us to this amazing point in our studio’s relatively short history.
To those of you learning about Bastion for the first time, welcome aboard! Please follow @Supergiantgames and check out our Bastion FAQ for more info. […]
Posted by Greg on June 11, 2011
Our team is back from what’s been another amazing show…! We love seeing people’s reactions to Bastion. Especially considering how E3 is the battleground for the heaviest hitters in gaming, stuff like Battlefield 3 and Uncharted 3 and whatnot, we came away very, very happy that a smaller title like ours could earn so much attention amid all the AAA blockbusters throwing their weight around.
Bastion in Summer of Arcade
The big news for us coming out of E3 is that we got into the exclusive Summer of Arcade on Xbox 360 this year, following in the footsteps of great and inspiring games like Braid, Castle Crashers, Shadow Complex, ‘Splosion Man, Trials HD, and LIMBO, among others. This is a real honor. Summer of Arcade starts on July 20 and runs for five weeks, which means Bastion will be released sometime during that period.
As for how E3 went, the best evidence of how well we did at the show is that we racked up 10 award nominations from various gaming publications! Here they are, followed by a selection of Bastion coverage posted around the Web:
Bastion E3 2011 Award Nominations
Game Critics – Best Original Game, Best Downloadable Game
Game Informer – Best Downloadable Game of E3
G4tv.com & X-Play – Best of E3, Most Original Game
Official Xbox Magazine – Most Valuable Game
PC Gamer – Most Valuable Game
GameSpot – Best Downloadable Game
Eurogamer – Game of Show, Honorable Mention
1UP.com – Best Download Game
Machinima.com – Best Original Game
MMGN – Best New IP
GameSpy – Best of E3
The Electric Playground – Best of E3
Game Rant – Best Original Game
GamingExcellence – Best Graphics
Videogamer.com – Best of E3
Boys’ Life – Best Downloadable Xbox LIVE Game of E3
XBLA Fans – Best of E3
Please note some of the winners in these categories have yet to be announced at the time of this writing.
E3 2011 Coverage Highlights
There’s been a ton of great new Bastion coverage during and leading up to E3. Here are some examples!
“I think it’ll capture the imagination […]
Posted by Greg on June 5, 2011
This week our entire team is in Los Angeles for the Electronic Entertainment Expo, where we’ll be letting people get their hands on Bastion at the Warner Bros. booth. To keep up with the latest, follow us on Twitter or like us on Facebook because that’s where we’ll have rapid-fire updates.
It’s the first time we’ll have all seven members of our team together at a show. So if you’re going to E3, stop by, say hello, and try the game for yourself.
Lastly, here’s a closer look at our awesome banner in front of E3′s South Hall:
Click for the full-size version. Jen created this piece just for the show. Big thanks to the folks at Warner Bros. for having the courage to promote an independent game from a small studio in this fashion, amid all the big AAA blockbusters clamoring for attention. To all our friends and supporters out there, thank you for believing in us! […]