Dust: An Elysian Tail [$5.99] knocked off a lot of socks around here when it released on iOS last October. Originally an Xbox 360 release, Dust made its way to iOS in style. We liked it enough to give it our Game Of The Week and a five-star review, and I personally included the game in both my Best Overall Of 2015 and the RPG Reload 2015 Golden Pancho Awards. In short, the game has fantastic production values and it plays like a dream. That said, if you weren't using a newer device with 1 GB of RAM or more, or simply couldn't get on with virtual controls at all, you couldn't join the party. Well, friends, your invite's in the mail and you can RSVP tomorrow, because Dust has a really nice update coming this Thursday.

The developer, Humble Hearts, took player feedback into account and tried to address everything they possibly could with this new version. The first big new feature is the ability to play the game using MFi extended controllers. If virtual buttons aren't for you, this will finally give you the game just as it was originally designed.

The next bit of good news is that the game now supports devices with 512 MB of RAM, including the iPad Mini. It doesn't run as well as it does on newer devices, mind you, but it won't crash on start-up anymore. In addition to those major additions, language support has been expanded to include French, Italian, German, Spanish, and Japanese. The update also includes a bunch of performance and stability tweaks to ensure a smoother time for all.

The update for Dust: An Elysian Tail should be hitting within the next day or so. If any of these new features are enough to nudge you over the line on buying it, all I can say is that you're in for a real treat. It really is a special game, and I'm glad more players will be able to experience it now.


  • Killercow

    Been waiting for that, thanks Shaun

  • Gurney Halleck

    You have convinced me Shaun! Despite insurmountable backlog and other great titles in the pipeline I have always had my eye on this one and it really looks fun. With the new update and Humble showing their continued support for this game I will go ahead and buy this. I can respect the developer for working hard on a great game and not compromising with frequent sales. I'm happy to buy this at full price and I can't wait to fire it up on my 6s for some hack'n'slash platforming goodness 🙂

  • Stetch

    Gonna hook this up again. Such awesomeness.

  • hil

    I'm so glad I read your recommendation and bought it when it came out. It's a great game I normally wouldn't have bought, because I thought it's a lazy platformer port. But the controls are amazing, it has a beautiful story, great voice work and it's one of these games that have a soul. There are not many games like this anymore. It's really a premium game.

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  • bilboad

    Cool, I just may have to play through this again. I played through it already on Xbox and iOS. Was plenty fun on iOS but I definitely enjoyed it more on the Xbox due to having a controller. This will make the iOS version perfect.

  • scottsoapbox

    Boom. Moved from to buy backlog to my to play backlog. Apple needs to start selling time too.

  • OrangutanKungfu

    Yep, also been sitting in my wish list for ages, but think I'm just going to have to press the button now.

  • Aaron C

    Lack of controller support was the only thing that stopped me buying it before! 😀 awesome!

  • Tyler Lundberg

    YES! This is what I was waiting for. Thanks. Buying now!

  • rhinofinger

    This is a fantastic game, and it's great on mobile. Can't recommend it enough. The tornado-ey combat mechanics are loads of fun and the save points are pretty frequent.