One of the shoo-in contenders for best downloadable game of 2011 (and overall game of the year nominee, according to El33tonline’s readers) has just gone and swept up a few nods at the recently-concluded Inside Gaming Awards, hosted by game video site Machinima.com.
Bastion developer Supergiant Games posted on Twitter:
“Awesome! Bastion won Best Original Score, Best Downloadable Game, and Best Indie Game at the Inside Gaming Awards! We’re honored!”
Three wins out of six nominations is not bad at all, congratulations!
But this isn’t the only exciting news to come out of Supergiant recently as the team has announced that downloadable content for Bastion is on the way in the form of the ‘Stranger?s Dream’ add-on.
Releasing on December 14th on both Xbox 360 via Xbox LIVE and PC via Steam, Stranger’s Dream will bring the following new content to your Bastion experience:
The Stranger?s Dream: a new fully narrated Who Knows Where sequence, bigger and more challenging than the others. You?ll gain a bit more insight into Rucks? backstory as well as the history of Caelondia if you can survive this fight.
Score Attack Mode: a challenging new way to play through the story! You start at level one with all Spirits and Idols unlocked. Your combat performance is rated for efficiency, and all areas are repeatable.
No-Sweat Mode: for those who just want to experience the story of Bastion, this mode provides unlimited chances to carry on from where you left off if you?re defeated in battle.
The Steam and XBLA versions of the game will also contain new Leaderboards for the Stranger?s Dream and Score Attack Mode. (To access the Stranger?s Dream sequence as well as Score Attack Mode, you need to have finished the game at least once. The Stranger?s Dream sequence will be available early on in your New Game Plus or Score Attack play-through.)
Stranger’s Dream will be free to Steam users on PC, while Supergiant will charge 80 MS Points (a single, solitary US dollar) for the Xbox 360 version of the content as the developer “can?t make [it] free due to Microsoft policy, so it?s about as close as we could get. Though, since you?ll be getting a good chunk of new content, we think you?ll be satisfied with your purchase.”
You can find further details on how to grab Stranger’s Dream for Bastion at Supergiant’s official page.
Source: Supergiant Games on Twitter