Were very happy to announce weve joined forces with Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment to bring you Bastion this summer. Check out the official announcement right here, and read on for our take on the news.
The big question is, what changes now that we have a major game publisher like Warner Bros. in our corner? You may be surprised to learn not much! Were still six people making Bastion out of a living room in San Jose with the invaluable aid of a few of our close friends. Were still an independently owned game studio creating our first game and, with it, our own original IP. What Warner Bros. provides is the opportunity to release the game on Xbox LIVE Arcade all XBLA titles are either published by Microsoft directly or by a licensed third-party as well as heavy-duty promotional support for events like PAX East and E3. In other words, Warner Bros. is helping us see to it that Bastion reaches the biggest possible audience. They saw the potential in Bastion straightaway and its great to be working with the folks over there.
As stated in the announcement, Bastion will be debuting on Xbox LIVE Arcade and coming to the PC later this year. These are the only platforms we expect to support in 2011. Beyond that, anything goes its going to come down to how much demand there is and what makes the most sense for us to do next.
Were now in the process of putting the finishing touches on Bastion for the Xbox 360 and youll be able to try and it and play it before long. That will be the deciding moment for Bastion and Supergiant Games, but until then, this is a pretty big one for us. So thanks again to all of you whove been following us to this point, and to those of you just joining us, its great to have you along for the ride the best is yet to come!
Card tapping aficionados can take on other summoners this summer through the magic of the internet with Duels of the Planeswalkers 2012 on XBLA, PSN and PC/Steam.
The new standalone game will add "new game modes, Planeswalker opponents, decks, puzzle challenges" and more. The title will feature a tutorial to ease new players into the potentially overwhelming card game, along with a "new-to-digital" multiplayer mode called Archenemy, where two allies take on an AI.
PAX East attendees can check out the new Archenemy game mode for Duels of the Planeswalkers 2012 at the Magic booth (#648) on the show floor.
It is so bad I think it swings back around and becomes unintentionally hilarious. Absolutely boring to play, but everything else about it is genuinely comical. I mean, it uses COMIC SANS for its subtitles font.
Wow that was totally awful in every way... I'd say it's even worse than the FPS we got a couple weeks ago, Breach. Apparently after Battlefield 1943, XBLA is the new place to send really bad shooters in the hopes that a few people will buy it before they realize it's shit.
If you're at PAX East this weekend, you'll finally get the opportunity to play Polytron's perspective-shifting XBLA platformer, Fez, in booth 1118. We're guessing there's going to be a line. But even if you don't get to play it, you can enjoy a new trailer released for the occasion.
A "dev diary" for Ghostbusters was put out today. The quotations marks are because I don't think it quite qualifies as one and is also less than a minute long. It does explain the story a little though for those interested.