If the Nintendo eShop was a Brazilian steakhouse and Metroidvanias were on the menu, I would have probably had a heart attack by now. Of course, my Metroidvania backlog (and metaphorical health issues) only stand to get worse as Dust: An Elysian Tail is coming to the Nintendo Switch on September 10th.
— Dean Dodrill (@NoogyTweet) August 27, 2018
With the game’s Nintendo Switch release date announced through a Twitter post by the game’s creator Dean Dodrill, Dust: An Elysian Tail is just the latest last-gen game coming to the Nintendo Switch. Initially released for the Xbox 360 via Xbox Live Arcade back in August 2012, Dust: An Elysian Tail has been ported to Windows, OS X, Linux, iOS, and PlayStation 4. Blending Metroidvania-esque progression systems with charming anthropomorphic animals, Dust: An Elysian Tale has been something of a commercial success, having accumulated over one million sales back in 2014.
In addition to being released on Nintendo’s eShop, Dust: An Elysian Tail is also getting a physical release on the Nintendo Switch via Limited Run Games. The pre-order for Limited Run’s edition goes live August 31st at 10:00 AM EST. Of course, in true Limited Run fashion, the game will be shipped with a reversible cover.
Dust: An Elysian Tail is just the latest indie game for the Nintendo Switch to dash all my hopes of ever getting through my gaming backlog. For crying out loud, I’m still working my way through Dead Cells as Axiom Verge sits patiently on the back-burner. If the indie titles on the Nintendo Switch keep up this pace, there’s a one hundred percent chance I’m going to be caught in a Twilight Zone “Time Enough at Last” kind of scenario.