Dust: An Elysian Tail Launch Trailer is Winning Summer of Arcade

I’m not going to address those other games, all you should know is that Dust: An Elysian Tale is this week’s major Xbox Live Arcade release and that Metroidvania fans need to pay attention to this trailer:

Dust: An Elysian Tail

I don’t really know, but, pretty.

Dust fits the classic mold of the XBLA that we all used to love. Small team, gorgeous artwork, intriguing gameplay. Early word is that this game is worth any and all hype it receives. Personally, I’m going to put Darksiders 2 on hold until I get a chance to see just how good Dust turns out to be. It has a chance of erasing my recent memory of the suddenly troubled XBLA exclusives.

Dust: An Elysian Tail will be released on Wednesday, August 15, 2012 on Xbox Live Arcade.