Dust: An Elysian Tail
Dust: An Elysian Tail to Launch on XBLA This Year
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Dust: An Elysian Tail is a rather eye-catching XBLA title that's set to release later this year, having won Microsoft's Dream.Build.Play competition back in 2009, the game will apparently also tie-in with an upcoming animated movie called An Elysian Tail.

Hand-painted and boasting some gloriously fluid animation, Dust: An Elysian Tail is a side-scrolling 2D action game with a hint of RPG thrown in for good measure, offering plenty of exploration and what promises to be an enjoyable combat system.

Dust: An Elysian Tail will be launching on the Xbox Live Arcade sometime in 2012.

[Thanks, 0nerry | Via XBLAFans]


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Comment #1 by Damican
Wednesday, January 04, 2012 @ 07:37:18 AM
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Looks like this coud be fun and frustrating at the same time.

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Comment #2 by TheSletchman
Wednesday, January 04, 2012 @ 07:39:38 AM
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Nice artwork and music, I'll have to keep an eye on this one.

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Comment #3 by Bob on
Wednesday, January 04, 2012 @ 07:42:48 AM
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Looks interesting.

Just shows that there are some very talented people out there who would be overlooked if it wasn't for opportunities like this.

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Comment #4 by xIAmAZombiex
Wednesday, January 04, 2012 @ 08:05:00 AM
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Oh hey there Tails.

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Comment #5 by DanTheManGum
Wednesday, January 04, 2012 @ 08:39:54 AM
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Very impressive looking.

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Comment #6 by progeniesofdeath
Wednesday, January 04, 2012 @ 08:43:39 AM
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looks pretty decent like an NES side scroller with better graphics

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Comment #7 by Coruba
Wednesday, January 04, 2012 @ 08:47:47 AM
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Looks pretty retro gameplay wise ( in a good way ), but I'm sold on the graphics, looks awesome...

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Comment #8 by StakemZ
Wednesday, January 04, 2012 @ 09:06:38 AM
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Heard about this game like last year. Looks promising.

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Comment #9 by Xlioe
Wednesday, January 04, 2012 @ 09:10:37 AM
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Looks and sounds great.

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Comment #10 by ghsbe
Wednesday, January 04, 2012 @ 09:17:27 AM
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First I've heard of this game, and I can't wait to play it.

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Comment #11 by Samurai Ralan
Wednesday, January 04, 2012 @ 09:36:12 AM
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YESYESYES finally! God I've been watching this game develop for years over at

People should also realize this has a kind of Voices of a Distant Star flair, this is ONE guy's dream and game, every character every tree everything painted is one man.

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Comment #12 by kaiyo penguin
Wednesday, January 04, 2012 @ 09:36:49 AM
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looking very good. think this is one to put on the 'to buy' list when it comes out.

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Comment #13 by ViNyLek
Wednesday, January 04, 2012 @ 11:02:10 AM
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This look spretty badass. I might just pick it up on DoTW. I am surprised that it took MS over 2 years to decide and cash in on this one=P

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Comment #14 by psi dem0n
Wednesday, January 04, 2012 @ 11:03:24 AM
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This looks awesome. The art is very unique and whimsical. The controlled chaos reminds me of like a 2D ninja gaiden-style gameplay scheme. Definitely will buy.

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Comment #15 by [Waggly Bean]
Wednesday, January 04, 2012 @ 11:54:47 AM
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Looks brilliant, let's just hope the gameplay matches the graphics.

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Comment #16 by Space Cadet
Wednesday, January 04, 2012 @ 12:58:54 PM
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Been waiting for this for quite some time, good to hear it's finally getting released this year.

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Comment #17 by Insomnia5623
Wednesday, January 04, 2012 @ 01:25:17 PM
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Wow, it looks BEAUTIFUL! Can't wait to buy it.

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Comment #18 by MastrMeatWad
Wednesday, January 04, 2012 @ 01:41:30 PM
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lovily.. in all seriousness though the game looks great. I only hope the combat is as much fun as it looks.

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Comment #19 by kriscakegravy
Wednesday, January 04, 2012 @ 02:04:07 PM
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Looks like the favourable reviews for Rayman Origins did influence the release of another game....even if it isn't Beyond Good and Evil 2

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Comment #20 by Akinokaze
Wednesday, January 04, 2012 @ 02:09:00 PM
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@13 It didn't take them 2 years to do that, they decided on that back in 2009.

From the wiki entry for the game:

"Dust: An Elysian Tail is an upcoming video game in development by Humble Hearts.

The game was originally targeted for the Xbox 360 Indie Games channel, but upon winning the 2009 Microsoft Dream.Build.Play Challenge, it was awarded a contract for an Xbox Live Arcade release.

Dust: An Elysian Tail was originally expected to be released in late 2011, but was later delayed until 2012."

As said further up, this is one person's project [I think his wife is the one working on this film but I'm not certain.] That's why it's been 2 years so far, really looking forward to seeing it released.

I actually saw the video for this on youtube 1-2 years ago and when I bought my first 360 a year ago it was one of the first games I looked for because the memory of it had been so good.

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Comment #21 by Ravenkrak
Wednesday, January 04, 2012 @ 07:35:06 PM
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Cool. Looks like Odin Sphere. Never did finish that game...

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Comment #22 by Smurfboy
Wednesday, January 04, 2012 @ 09:18:40 PM
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Day one!

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Comment #23 by Junpei
Thursday, January 05, 2012 @ 03:10:53 AM
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It truly looks a nice clone of Princess Crown/Odin Sphere/Muramasa, fairly challenging too (or so I hope).
Did the programmer release something other than this video to show its game's improvements?

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Comment #24 by cloud7str1fe
Thursday, January 05, 2012 @ 05:38:44 AM
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Looks pretty :)

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Comment #25 by dalton32389
Friday, January 06, 2012 @ 12:36:52 AM
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and i thought odin sphere was pretty

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Comment #26 by High Lord Sigma
Saturday, January 07, 2012 @ 12:22:06 PM
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This game looks beautiful, especially when you consider how silky smooth the animation is. As if I didn't have enough games to keep an eye on for this year.

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US August 15, 2012

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