Bastion Hits PS4 Today

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Bastion Hits PS4 Today

Today, Bastion makes its debut on PS4 as part of the excellent Spring Fever 2015 lineup!

It’s an exciting moment for us at Supergiant, as you may know us best from our game Transistor, which debuted on PS4 last year. But before that, we created Bastion, and this launch means a whole new slew of people will get to see what that game’s all about. So, whether you’ve never played any of our games, or played and enjoyed Transistor and want to see what else we can do (or count yourself a fan of both and want to play Bastion again), we love you! Thanks to you we get to do what we do every day, and keep on making stuff.

It was always difficult to describe Bastion while the game was in development. We designed the game in an organic way, little by little, listening to what it needed most and building whatever that was next, until we felt that we were done. It didn’t start with an elevator pitch for what would make the next big blockbuster. After all, one of the nice things about being a small, independent studio is you can focus all your energies on making the game you really want to make, and with any luck, you can discover much of that during the process.

We liked to joke about how the pitch for Bastion would have been just awful, and how the game never would have been made if it started off that way: “Well you see it’s this action RPG where an old man talks to you the entire time!” While this is technically accurate, it’s selling the game more than a little short. We wanted Bastion to feel cohesive rather than like a collection of cool features. The trailer we came up with is one of our attempts to convey that.

Bastion on PS4Bastion on PS4

Thankfully, these days, the success of Bastion helps explain it better than we ever could. For one thing, more than three million people all around the world have bought this game, and for another, it’s earned more than 100 different end-of-year awards and accolades. As you might imagine, this exceeded our wildest fantasies while the game was in development. We just wanted to make a game that felt personal to the seven people on the team, building a game in the living room of a house in a California suburb. We hoped, and did our best to make sure, that it would do well enough that we could stick together and keep going, and make something new (that something was Transistor).

It feels great having made a game we feel has stood the test of time, as the first version of Bastion launched almost four years ago — practically an eternity in game years, yet you wouldn’t know it just from playing this latest version, with its hand-painted scenery running at a silky smooth 60 frames per second in 1080p and all that! And for you completionists out there, it’s another Platinum Trophy you could add to your collection.

Bastion on PS4

We couldn’t have done this without the help of the team at BlitWorks, based over in Barcelona, who we knew would be up to the task from their great work on PS4 versions of great games like Don’t Starve and FEZ. The result is an exacting translation of a game that’s very near and dear to us, and we hope will soon be very near and dear to you.

Spring Fever 2015 features eight new games launching over an eight week period, with a 10% discount for PlayStation Plus members for the first week each game is available. Click here for full details.

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  • I’d like to buy it but the discount is taking FOREVER to go live.

  • Bought the game already thou I did not get the 10% off is their a mistake in the pricing? I’m a plus member?

  • What’s taking the discount so long?

  • Your awesome game broke the store update :P

  • Can’t wait to play this. It’ll be one of the first games I play on PS4!

  • I have been waiting to play this game since I first seen it on Xbox, can’t wait to play this game!

  • I want my free games an I want them now
    Hurry up

  • Hi! , the game is up but the discount is not. When will it be up? Thank you in advance

  • The game is live, the discount is not. However that didn’t stop me from buying it for the full 14.99. It’s worth every penny. I played this before on the PC, and was mesmerized by the atmosphere and detail. I never got the chance to fully enjoy it though because I didn’t like keyboard controls, and did not own an external controller at the time. With a game that often requires lots of diagonal movement, and precise moves needed for survival, I was often left too frustrated to continue.
    I’m thrilled with this port. Already gotten pretty far in. This game is just as good as I remembered. I’m fully capable of enjoying it this time around, and would honestly give it a 10 out of 10. It’s a masterpiece on so many levels, in my opinion. Thanks Supergiant for this wonderful port! I hope this reaches a larger audience who may have missed prior versions in the past.

    • Thank you very much…! I think you may be entitled to the Plus discount if you contact customer support. Hope you enjoy all the rest of the game!

  • I’m really looking forward to the PS Vita version of Bastion!

    By the way, any news about a PS Vita version of Transistor?

    • No Vita version of Transistor in the works at this point — first things first, and we’ll see how things go with Bastion!

  • Why is the Playstation Plus 10% member discount not showing up?
    Anybody else have this problem?

  • madmanwithabox12

    See Sony this is a problem. You give the impression that Bastion is only coming to PS4, since Vita isn’t even mentioned once in the blog post. If you don’t talk about the awesome things Vita is getting, how are people supposed to know? It isn’t hard to put “Vita version coming later” or something to that effect into the post. But no, you’ve shown a propensity to not actually care about Vita.

  • Where’s the discount for bastion ???

  • I can’t wait for Bastion to come to Vita. I have a PS4 but will hold off for the Vita version where I can bring it on the go without worrying about Wifi connection. Now please bring Transistor to Vita as well.

  • Wtf is taking you guys so long to update store? Everything’s usually done by now.

  • I loved, loved, loved Transistor. My game of 2014 by far. I got Bastion on Steam a while back, played it and really dug it but I don´t really enjoy gaming on my laptop all that much, so getting it on my PS4 will be awesome! And I yearn for the day it hits the Vita… oh glorious Vita, how you would benefit from a game like Bastion.

  • Congrats on bringing Bastion to the PS4 and the VIta! I loved Transistor and I’m glad I will finally get a chance to experience Bastion. Well done Supergiant! By the way, I think “Supergiant” should be the title of your next game.

  • AvoidTalkingMice

    I think they are literally building a new store from scratch.

  • EmeraldLeviathan

    Thank you for bringing this to PSN. Also, thank you for already confirming that a VITA version is in the works. VITA needs more support. :)

  • DCUO’s new power, Munitions, blew the PSN Store to smithereens.

  • Why no PS3 version? i’m not really interested in upgrading to ps4 just yet…wish this was on ps3 as well see it was already on 360

  • For anyone asking about the store update, I think it’s pretty much all there, but they haven’t written a blog, so go look for yourself!

  • Wow the day has finally arrived!

  • SONY Please REMEMBER that PS VITA is a PlayStation Console so please Support your console not only with FALSE Promises …
    Where is : RE Revelations 2, Axiom Verge, Bastion, etc… A Lot of games anounced for Vita time a go…

  • Seems like a game I would play on Vita. Is there any plan to release the game on Vita?

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