While this year’s Summer of Arcade might not have been the best that they’ve done, there were at least a couple of standouts.
Deadlight was one. Dust: An Elysian Tail, representing the end of the promotion, is likely to be the other. To that end, Microsoft have released a launch trailer for the furry, platform hack ‘n’ slasher.
I’ve linked the trailer at the bottom of this article, but holy mother of Cthulu will you just look at it. Those absolutely staggering 2D visuals have all been handcrafted by pretty much one guy.
Yep; all of the gorgeous backdrops, the super-smooth animation, the lovely effects, the charming character and world design; all of it was done by a single, outrageously talented chap.
If there is one game that will, wholesale, redeem this year’s Summer of Arcade, it’ll be this.
Give your eyes a treat below and see if you agree:
Dust: An Elysian Tail launches exclusively this Wednesday on Xbox Live Arcade for 1200 Microsoft Points.