Gleefully return to Supergiant’s indie darling this week thanks to its first piece of DLC.
Due on December 14, The Stranger’s Dream features the following:
- 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.
Interestingly, some of this content isn’t accessible straight out the boxboth Stranger’s Dream and Score Attack Mode are New Game Plus content, meaning you need to have finished the core game at least once.
The DLC will be free to Steam and general PC users, but will cost 80 MS Points on Xbox Live Arcade. Supergiant apologises for the discrepancy, stating that Microsoft’s policies dictate it can’t push the new content out as a free patch.