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Bastion release date set for August 16

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Gorgeous, painterly RPG Bastion is getting a PC release on in less than two weeks. VG247 report that it'll be released on Steam first and will cost £11.49 / $14.99. It'll appear on "other popular PC portals later this month."

Bastion is set on a series of floating islands shattered by an apocalyptic event known as The Calamity. Your every action is narrated by a disembodied, hardboiled voice who will set up each scene, give you plot details, tool tips and crack jokes as you make your way across the shifting world. Get a closer look in the launch trailer above, and six screenshots, embedded below.

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Part of the UK team, Tom was with PC Gamer at the very beginning of the website's launch—first as a news writer, and then as online editor until his departure in 2020. His specialties are strategy games, action RPGs, hack ‘n slash games, digital card games… basically anything that he can fit on a hard drive. His final boss form is Deckard Cain.