Bastion iPad Port Announced

29 Aug 2012

Should you be interested in playing Supergiant Games' indie action-RPG Bastion on your iPad, it's worth noting that the developers have announced that the game is coming to the platform on August 30, for $4.99. Here's an excerpt from the helpful FAQ:
Which devices does the game support?

Bastion for iPad is compatible with the iPad 2 and new iPad only, and requires iOS 5.1 or higher.

How big is the download?

The download size is 530.9 MB. Once installed, the game takes up around 1 GB on your device (thanks to all that HD artwork). As such, a WiFi connection is required to download the game, though you don’t need to have a live Internet connection to play it.

Does Bastion for iPad support the Retina display on the New iPad?

Yes. Bastion for iPad looks even sharper and more colorful on the New iPad. The screenshots in this blog post should give you an impression of how the game looks.

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What are the main differences between Bastion for iPad and previous versions of the game?

Bastion for iPad offers the complete game experience found in previous versions of the game, including all the narration, music, artwork, and gameplay. While there are many subtle changes and enhancements, the main difference between this and previous versions is in how you play the game. Also, due to the nature of the iPad’s screen, Bastion for iPad is presented in a 4:3 aspect ratio (other versions are in 16:9).

How do you play Bastion for iPad? What are the controls like?

The default controls are designed to be easy to pick up, while allowing you to maneuver with finesse through the game’s scenarios. Touch anywhere on the screen to move to that point, or press and hold onscreen to make the Kid move in that direction. Double-tap to perform a quick Evasive Roll. The Kid will attack automatically when foes or obstacles get in range. You can manually fire certain weapons and can also use the Bullhead Shield to defend, or use a Secret Skill to quickly dispatch foes. You can carry two weapons at a time and freely switch between the two at the touch of a button.

We also offer Classic Controls, reminiscent of playing with a gamepad. With this setting, you move using a virtual joystick and can attack, roll, use the shield, use secret skills, or toggle weapons by pressing the respective buttons.

You can switch control settings at any time. The default setting is intended for new players or those expecting the game to feel natural and intuitive with touch controls, while the Classic Controls may be better suited for Bastion fans expecting a more familiar experience or those accustomed to other games with virtual-joystick controls on iPad.
 
 

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