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Portal Turrets Spew Lead in Bastion

| 22 Aug 2011 22:40

Take command of Portal's most adorable murderers in the Steam version of Bastion.

To make a videogame more awesome, simply add a dash of Portal. It worked for Bit.Trip Beat, Killing Floor, and the other indie games of the Potato Sack bundle, and now it works in Bastion - well, the Steam version, anyway.

After completing the game and beginning a second adventure, The Kid can potentially discover a Gel Cannister marked with the Aperture Science logo. "A viscous substance of unknown origin, contained in a scientific aparatus," the in-game description states. It's probably not a problem. Probably. Might as well smash it open and see what happens."

This secret is the key to unlocking your own personal turret army. Watch them go "pew pew pew" in the video above.

"It's been really great working with Steam, and Portal 2 is one of my favorite games so far this year, along with The Witcher 2, plus it was a chance to collaborate again with my friend [Valve writer] Erik Wolpaw, whose writing is such an inspiration," Greg Kasavin of Supergiant Games told Ars Technica.

Kasavin also added that player-created mods may be implemented if enough copies of Bastion are sold.

Bastion is available on Steam for $14.99, and it's a fantastic port of an Xbox Live Summer of Arcade game, unlike the problematic Steam version of From Dust. Check out our four-and-a-half star review for the low down.

Source: Joystiq, Ars Technica

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