VIDEO: "Dust: An Elysian Tail" Launches This Week, Looks Gorgeous

2D platformer lands on Xbox Live Arcade on August 15

Don't let its awkward furry character art fool you, the 2D side-scrolling gameplay of Dust: An Elysian Tail is absolutely beautiful. Humble Hearts' game lands exclusively on Xbox Live Arcade this week, August 15, as part of the Summer of Arcade, and it looks like a blast. Check out the launch trailer below. 

 

 

The official description: 

 

Immerse yourself in a gorgeous hand-painted world on a search for your true identity. As the mysterious warrior, Dust, your action-packed journey will take you from peaceful glades to snowy mountaintops and beyond. At your disposal is the mythical Blade of Ahrah, capable of turning its wielder it into an unstoppable force of nature, and the blade's diminutive guardian, Fidget.

 

Battle dozens of enemies at once with an easy-to-learn, difficult-to-master combat system, take on a variety of quests from friendly villagers, discover ancient secrets and powerful upgrades hidden throughout the massive, open world, and uncover the story of an ancient civilization on the brink of extinction as you fight to uncover your own past.

 

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Joseph Luster is the Games and Web editor at Otaku USA Magazine. His blog can be found at subhumanzoids. Follow him on Twitter at @Moldilox.

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