Bastion is a cooperative strategy game for one to four players. Taking inspiration from extremely popular tower defense video games, Bastion subjects players to an unrelenting stream of attacks by a band of vicious monsters. By channeling the sources within the city’s districts, defense towers, and citadel, players work together to defend its borders, all the while gaining useful spells from the enemies they defeat. Only by properly managing their mana, spells, and rituals will players have any hope of withstanding the onslaught.
In Bastion, the tension mounts as enemies arrive and slowly threaten to bring down the city gates. The twelve different types of enemies, from lowly beasts to mighty dragons, must be dealt with by the few heroes defending the stalwart fortress. More enemy cards appear every turn to snake their way around the board, forcing a constant pressure of mounting danger and formidable odds. Although defeat might seem inevitable, the heroes have their own sources of power. The mystical strength of mana is their only hope of fighting back against the forces of evil. By channeling from sources around the city, the heroes will garner a quick influx of this precious resource, which they then use to destroy the invaders. Playing Bastion demands striking a delicate balance between collecting mana and attacking enemies.
Once you’ve mastered the basic game, Bastion provides even more ways to play. More powerful enemies await those seeking an even greater challenge, such as the fearsome Grim Wing and the revolting Knellerwyrm. In turn, the heroes respond to this increased threat by harnessing the power of ancient rituals, amassing ancient artifacts, or building magical structures. For those wanting a serious challenge, each of the four included scenarios feature special rules and a unique situation. How will the heroes handle an enemy force dominated by fliers? What if they arrive to defend the bastion after some of the enemy forces have already begun their attack? Each scenario demands new strategies and offers a unique spin on the Bastion experience.
The enemy forces are gathering at the gates. Mount the walls and prepare the defenses. You are the city’s last hope against the encroaching darkness.
Bastion is a joint publishing venture between Z-Man Games and Hobby World, and it will be released in many languages and territories around the world in Q2 of this year.