Indie platformer Dustforce gets release date, continues to look incredible

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We highlighted indie ninja sweeping sim Dustforce a few months ago, and what we said back then remains true now: Darting about looks fast and fluid, and the aesthetic is intoxicatingly gorgeous. So, what's new? Well, mainly a release date in the distant, far-flung future of next week. Specifically, Dustforce is coming to Steam on January 17 at a mere $9.99. The above trailer, though, is on the house. That said, a word of warning: It will make the wait positively unbearable, so exercise caution.

Dustforce trailer introduces beautiful dust-busting indie platformer

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What is Dustforce? That's the question we're asking after watching this fantastic new trailer from developers, Hitbox, spotted on Reddit. The video communicates a sense of swift agility and freedom of motion that immediately makes me want to take control of the character and experience it first hand. It's hard to tell from the trailer what your actual purpose is. Sometimes the sprites are darting about, sweeping up dust and swathes of fallen leaves, at other points they seem to be spreading it around the map and beating the crap out of flapping leaf-bird things.

The official Dustforce site has little more information, but does have a couple of screenshots, and news that Dustforce will be hitting Steam later this year. Check out the shots below.