Bastion Now Live on XBLA with New Avatar Items
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The Summer of Arcade is officially underway for realsies today, as Bastion is now live on the Xbox Live Marketplace, bringing with it some related XBL Avatar items, including a stylish Bastion T-shirt, The Kid's Getup, a Cael Hammer, and of course, a Scumbag. Who doesn't want to own a Scumbag?

Here's the new Bastion Avatar items in full:

  • Bastion T-shirt (male/female) - 80 Microsoft Points
  • The Kid's Getup (male/female) - 240 Microsoft Points
  • Cael Hammer - 160 Microsoft Points
  • Squirt - 240 Microsoft Points
  • Scumbag - 240 Microsoft Points

You can add any of the above to your download queue via this link. If it's the game you're after, Bastion will set you back 1200 Microsoft Points, and can be picked up here. Find out if it's worth getting in our hands-on preview.


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Comment #1 by barmybrownie94
Wednesday, July 20, 2011 @ 06:16:39 AM
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1st wait im not that sad

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Comment #2 by Arron114
Wednesday, July 20, 2011 @ 06:18:46 AM
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What ever happoned to avatar awards? the fizzled out.

@1 the irony makes my eyes bleed.

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Comment #3 by Mrfishyp
Wednesday, July 20, 2011 @ 06:24:34 AM
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I can't wait, but the trial is taking too long to download... I REALLY want to play it!!!

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Comment #4 by UberPirateNinja
Wednesday, July 20, 2011 @ 06:25:50 AM
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trial is good, but i'm thinking the narrator will get on my tits after a while. might pick it up when it hits DotW.

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Comment #5 by Baihu1983
Wednesday, July 20, 2011 @ 06:38:22 AM
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Fun game love the art style but im not sure ill rush to buy it at 1200ms points. Did that with Limbo and while a solid game i did feel short changed. Anyword on how long the game is?

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Comment #6 by MattPayne
Wednesday, July 20, 2011 @ 06:38:44 AM
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@2 You're right!!! Guess it was all just empty promises...

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Comment #7 by Calib4n
Wednesday, July 20, 2011 @ 06:46:51 AM
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DL'd the trial... I think I'll pass. It's all pretty color but it lacks meat around its bones, if I may say so. I'll pick it up when it's 600 pts. (if ever)

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Comment #8 by mad4ra
Wednesday, July 20, 2011 @ 07:01:31 AM
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@5 In the Gametrailers Review they said something about the lenght - im not sure right now but i think it was somethign around 8-10 hours.

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Comment #9 by RancidSkank
Wednesday, July 20, 2011 @ 08:05:51 AM
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@1 I see the '94' in your username isn't just ironic. I guess we have 6 weeks of this now though :(

OT: Looking good, may download the trial later this week :)

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Comment #10 by SuperWoody64
Wednesday, July 20, 2011 @ 08:33:12 AM
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Does anyone ever buy the shirts with the game's logo on them? Those should be unlocks instead of 80msp each.

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Comment #11 by Baihu1983
Wednesday, July 20, 2011 @ 09:39:58 AM
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@ 8 thats not bad but ive also seen some now saying 6 hours.

But then most full retail games only have a 6 hour single player mode anyways.

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Comment #12 by dizzymagic
Wednesday, July 20, 2011 @ 09:46:00 AM
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@10 True mate. They are taking liberties charging for them.

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Comment #13 by sleepydumbdude
Wednesday, July 20, 2011 @ 10:55:48 AM
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Was going to get it but tried the trial.. think I'll wait I have other stuff to keep me busy for now.

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Comment #14 by ViNyLek
Wednesday, July 20, 2011 @ 01:27:19 PM
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Gonna try the demo when I get home and I'm having high hopes. Will defo get it once it's down to $10, because I refuse to pay more for arcade when games like Ms. Splosion Man, Kill Team or Magic2012 cost mere $10:-)

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Comment #15 by Chuunks
Wednesday, July 20, 2011 @ 01:34:08 PM
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Agreed -- this is a DotW game. I would have paid 800 if they hadn't been greedy bastages.

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Comment #16 by Alchemist5
Thursday, July 21, 2011 @ 09:20:00 PM
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I personally really enjoyed it. A good solid arpg. 1200 is a very steep price for it right now but when/if it becomes a DotW this should be a definite buy.

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Comment #17 by Chewie0one
Tuesday, July 26, 2011 @ 12:46:56 PM
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Just won Bastion for free on summer of arcade on facebook

if anybody else wants to try.

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Comment #18 by HorukuDark
Friday, July 29, 2011 @ 02:36:35 PM
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I'm stunned people are bitching about the price. Out of the many games that are 1200MSP, this is one of the few that definitely deserve it.

I pretty much did all you could do in my first playthrough, took me about 10-11 hours; so I'd say the issue of length people worry about (with every new arcade game, rightly so as most are way too short for their price) isn't necessary. The music is phenomenal, the art style is incredible (reminds me a lot of Braid), and the game mechanics from combat to customization are very addictive. Unlike the trailers/previews, the narroator doesn't comment on your "every move". They really wanted to stress his existence in the trial, almost to the point of annoyance, but after the first level his voice is heard a little less, and it's far better commentary. You're definitely getting enough content for your dollar, and oh dear God I hope they do DLC before the inevitable sequel comes ;P

This is one of the games from XBLA you MUST have.

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Comment #19 by Lyco
Friday, December 23, 2011 @ 01:14:38 AM
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Me and a mate share games (buy a game on his 360 with my profile and vice versa) so when this showed up in the 12 days of xmas sales he grabbed it. He's barely played it and within 2 days I've completed it twice and 200g'd in (also did every single thing possible in the game, including non achievement things) it's that awesome. It's sort of light and fun, there is like no other stuff going on sound wise (except for very light music) so the narrator doesn't annoy at all. Oh and my time frame for finishing the game isn't a testament to it being short, I put a good chunk of those 48 hours into it.

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US July 20, 2011

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