Dust: An Elysian Tale will be making a long overdue appearance on Steam. Developers Dean Dodrill and Alex Kain confirmed their indie hit would be available this coming April while talking with Polygon at PAX East.
The 2D action RPG has emerged as a fan favorite after being the only well received game during an otherwise lackluster 2012 “Xbox’s Summer of Arcade” campaign. Following flops like Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater HD and The Wreckateer, it’s a year that Microsoft should be trying to look past and Dust should be trying to distance itself from.
Dust: An Elysian Tale follows a young anthropomorphic hero on a journey through a mystical world of talking animals and martial arts. The game’s soft graphics and gentle setting won it a lot of praise, especially considering such a nice atmosphere was used to back some seriously heavy hitting action.
The development duo claims they won’t make any changes to the PC release, and they already have ideas set for a follow-up. Dust: An Elysian Tale is a fantastic little indie title that deserves more attention, and it will fit well in just about anyone’s virtual game shelf through Steam. Look for it this coming April. No price confirmation yet.