Dust: An Elysian Tail Announced for PS4

Dean Dodrill, designer and programmer for Humble Hearts, announced on PlayStation blog, that Dust: An Elysian Tail, (previously an Xbox Live Arcade exclusive) will be coming to PlayStation 4.

Dodrill, who was typing as Dust’s ‘co-star’, Fidget, notified PlayStation fans by stating: “Dust: An Elysian Tail is coming to PlayStation 4 REALLY REALLY SOON! I KNOW! it’s crazy.”

The 2D, side-scrolling platformer features traditional gameplay components including “crazy-fast swordplay and screen-clearing MAGIC” along with other attributes such as power-ups, special abilities, main quests, side quests and exploration elements.

In the blog ‘Fidget’ pushes Dust: An Elysian Tail’s unique selling point that the game is hand-drawn like, “An old animated movie from the 80’ and 90’s.” Dodrill boasts that it will run at a solid resolution of 1080p and an appealing 60 frames per second.

Dodrill did not elaborate on a set price for the digital download or when PlayStation fans will be expecting to get their hands on the game, other than the previously mentioned timeframe of ‘soon’.

My Opinion:

I’ve never heard of or played Dust: An Elysian Tail before and I’m not sure I will with all the new games coming out within the next few months. However, I do think this is indicative of PlayStation once again showing their thirst for bringing smaller titles in their effort to be the best gaming console.


Noah Graham is an Associate Writer for MONG and Editor for IceDJ Gaming based in New Zealand. When he isn’t playing cricket he is playing games about cricket. You can follow him on Twitter.

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