As announced on Twitter, the current version of Bastion available on the App Store is set to be delisted in early November. After then, it will no longer be updated or available for purchase. But fret not, an updated version of Supergiant’s indie classic will take its place.
The new version comes with several changes, including improved support for newer devices (iPhone X and 11), various bug fixes, and the option to play in Simplified Chinese. It’ll also be free-to-try, much like the original Xbox LIVE Arcade version, which is a nice touch.
Once your free trial ends, you’ll have the option to make a one-off payment of $4.99 to unlock the rest of the game. That said, in celebration of Bastion’s 10th anniversary, the updated version will be free for a limited time.
This fall, we'll be launching an updated version of the iPhone/iPad version of Bastion, for free for a limited time! As part of this change, the currently-available iOS version will be delisted. Details here:https://t.co/Gb4XzmGePJ pic.twitter.com/Edqzs0n5Yv — Supergiant Games (@SupergiantGames) 23 September 2019
The reason for the delisting is that Supergiant’s distribution deal with Warner Bros. (Bastion’s publisher since 2011) is now coming to an end. Due to technical limitations, the team hasn’t been able to switch publishers for the current version of the game. Supergiant will therefore publish the updated version itself.
Seeing as the updated version is listed as a new game, your cloud saves and Game Centre achievements won’t carry over. The new version will also require a device running iOS 9.0 or later, meaning the original iPad, iPod Touch, and iPhone 4 won’t be supported.Check out our news section to discover the latest, and greatest, games.