December 23rd 2012 12:01 am PT

Countdown to 2013 Daily Deal Day 6: Dust, Deadlight and Hybrid

Dust: An Elysian Tail™ Deadlight Hybrid

600 MSP

600 MSP

400 MSP

These prices are for today only.

Content Normally Discount Price Savings
Dust 1200 600 50%
Deadlight 1200 600 50%
Hybrid 1200 400 67%

Deal By Larry Hryb, Xbox LIVE's Major Nelson

  • Sam Elfström

    I like these deals…good job! :)

  • Curtis Isabell

    I know 3 things I’m not getting today….

    • Patrick Bileck


      • Steve Thompson

        Technically he got attention.

      • John Gregory

        Well, his last name suits him… Is a bell lol

      • Bennijin

        Best get the oinment because he just got BURNED!

      • Curtis Isabell

        I got 2 of those today, not a job though.

  • Aaron Griffin

    Just biding my time until The Walking Dead deals. Gonna buy every episode :)

    • 90180360

      I’m hoping for a deal for the whole season.

      • zoompooky

        That deal is on the 28th.

        • zoompooky

          lol at the downvote. The list for the year was made public over at neogaf… you’ll see on the 28th I suppose.

      • Bennijin

        Well it better be 200 each max and not something pathetic like 320 because it’s “recent”, right MS?

  • David McKenzie

    anyone who hasn’t already should pick up Dust.. it’s my downloadable game of the year

    • Aaron Griffin

      It was mine, until this week when I finally played Mark of the Ninja and damn thats a great game!! Takes the best elements of side scrolling and stealth kills / planning ala Arkham Asylum and makes one of the best downloadable games I’ve played.

      • Lee Rayson

        Mark of the Ninja is really good bought it when it first came out. you should look at the pitch video of the game compared to what it turned out to it shock you

      • David McKenzie

        Mark of the Ninja is an alright game, i see the appeal but i really didn’t get into it.. maybe i’ll give it another try

      • Gibson

        Mark of the Ninja was one of my favorite games of the year, especially when compared to other downloadable games. I so loved it!

    • Riddick Snipes

      Does dust have upgradable weapons and xp and stuff?

      • David McKenzie

        there are no upgradable weapons but there is XP and different abilities you can get

      • David Fletcher Brunton

        You can buy/make armor and accessories but they don’t change the character’s looks. But this game has possibly the biggest difference in power between early and endgame. Early game bosses become generic enemies later on. By the end of the game you are flying across the screen, shooting pillars of fire and getting 600 hit combos with ease. And you can suplex a dropship.

        • Bennijin

          And if that last line doesn’t sell it for you then nothing will.

          • Harry Potter

            Thought this was a joke. But after performing this move later on the in the game, my jaw dropped.

    • Lee Rayson

      Downloading Dust, never tried it before id idnt like the art style but id rather pay 600 msp than 1200 msp for it so why not

    • Slim

      I got a huge backlog but this game looks really great, having a tough decision. how long is the game and does it get repetitive?

      • David McKenzie

        I can’t remember how long it took me to beat it but it can get a little repetitive due to the nature of the game but it’s still a lot of fun! try the trial and if you like it, buy it :)

    • David Fletcher Brunton


  • Lee Rayson

    Anyone wanting to pick up deadlight id just like to say it a good game but you will get to a point when it feels like your doing the same thing over and over and wish the game to finish. It not worth 1200 msp IMO so if you want it pick it up at 600 msp while you can

  • Michael J

    Like a few others have said From Dust is a fantastic game and at this price it’s a steal.

    Not sure if Hybrid is still popular or not but for 400 points you can’t go wrong (unless it’s dead of course)

  • Matt

    The title of the post indicates From Dust is on sale. That’s a different game from Dust An Eysian Tale. Too many games with Dust in the name this year.

  • MilkyTee

    I have to say… These deals are such a major improvement over previous weeks and DOTWs.

    Pity I already own pretty much everything so far but the deals are still excellent for those that dont have them yet.

    Great job guys, you’ve clearly listened to feedback from the community and put effort into these sales so you deserve to be commended for that.

    • オミナエ イサム

      To bad that next year, everything in the DOTW will go to “normal”.
      Borderlands1 DLC, Bioshock DLC, GTA DLC and the same as usual.
      Wait and see.

      • オミナエ イサム

        Trials Evolution is 800 instead 600.
        Boo M$, not deal here.

  • Russell Gorall

    Good deals, meh games.

  • Gakman

    Major, It’s “Dust, An Elysian Tale” and not “From Dust”. 2 great games, but very different.

  • Gibson

    I adore Dust An Elysian Tail… such a charming old school action RPG with great art design and a nice sense of whimsy! Highly recommended.

  • E.Nich

    As everybody is saying, great deals. Been waiting for Dust, I would have bought Deadlight for 400MSP, but this way I have enough points to buy Trials Evo tomorrow, which is great.

  • Telltales

    Dust is an amazing game! Enjoying Deadlight also, awesome deal deal :) very happy

  • dools

    Well this is an improvement on the last 2 days I suppose.Dust reminds me a lot of Muramasa:The Demon Blade(a sadly overlooked title on Wii)which I enjoyed so I’ll be getting that

  • Guest


    • Bennijin


  • John Gregory

    See, these are the types of deals we been asking microsoft for years. you have 2 games at 50% but then you added the extra bonus of a 67% off game. Please keep this in mind for the new year that deals like the above will get people to purchase games. The only additional suggestion I would make is maybe have a week or two next year of games that have been out for several years like Banjo Kazooie

    • Bennijin

      Or just massively drop older titles permanently like they should have done ages ago.

      • Curtis Isabell

        they should give gold members the older titles free, castle crashers with 75%off DLC would be awesome for example. UNO should be free with all DLC too

  • Bennijin

    Buy Dust, wait for Deadlight to be 400 or less, ignore Hybrid, BUY DUST.

    • Russell Gorall

      … and ignore Dust.

    • Thânia Santos

      buy hybrid if you are fed up of all games playing the same.
      great competitive game!!!
      some peoples just do not get it…

      • Bennijin

        And even less are playing it.

  • ElektroDragon

    Can you please release a bigger hard drive?! I don’t have the room on my 320GB anymore without any games installed! And I have 500GB full on my 1TB PS3 hard drive. Come on, Microsoft, get with the times!!! Or do you want me to buy digital goods only on PS3 from now on?

    • Russell Venaska

      I agree. usb flas drives uo to 32 gb now supported so you can add another 64 and swap out. Hope next box isnt proprietary hdd cause $100 for 250 gb oem hdd is highway robbery. they upgrade to 500 gb you will probably have to pay $250 for it. I already made ps3 my dlc console for anthing non ms exclusive. 1 tb hdd was $80.

  • Alex


  • JuanCabrera

    Great deals! Although I wish we had the option of buying with real money since having 200 MSP left over is rare. You actually and up buying $10 worth of points – not $7.50.

  • Curtis Isabell

    still to much $, thought about hybrid, but 3v3 is nothing.

  • Chase Carlos

    I Downloaded Dust and Deadlight, They’re Great Deals! People Stop Complaining We Have So Much Better Deals For the End of 2012 Then That Wack PSN Plus + and Way Better Exclusives Like Mark of The Ninja & Fez* w/ an exception for Journey

    • Curtis Isabell

      idiot fanboy detected, please explain how a few discounted downloadable titles is better then the free games PSN+ got, plus the sales PSN+ got.

  • Moises Munoz

    i’m waiting on Minecraft and Castle Crashers.

    • H0RIZ0N

      You missed castle crashers not to long ago

      • Moises Munoz


    • Quaranj

      I think the numbers on Minecraft are that it is still selling between 40,000-60,000 units-per-week – that in mind I still don’t see it going on sale anytime soon. Just buy it already.

      • Moises Munoz


  • xpalawanx Diver

    Hybrid is actually better than I thought it would be. Tried the demo this evening. Enjoyed it and ended up buying the game. Good fun thus far and it seems pretty active online.

    Deadlight is a given. Enjoyed it immensely when it came out.

    Tried the Dust demo twice now. Doesn´t really work for me unfortunately. Pretty though.

    • Z4M0

      Thanks for commenting on HYBRID online community… I know potential buyers need to know if people is still playing an online-only game prior to getting it. Count me in.

    • Justin Davis

      If you like games like Castlevania or Shadow Complex, I’d give Dust a try. The demo didn’t turn me on either, but I bought it because of this sale and after a couple hours, I’m glad I did.

  • Thânia Santos

    Hybrid should deserve more love
    every open minded player should play it!
    its sad there are so few open minded player lately…

  • Sunny Man

    I recommend Dust An Elysian Tail. A good 2D Metroidvania game. Beautiful graphics, high-pace combat. And it’s 3 year work of a single guy. I bought it at 1200msp, didn’t regret doing so~~

  • Curtis Isabell

    So I caved and bout Dust: an elysian tail, or w.e it’s called… so far not bad…$7.50 is a lot for an arcade game though, but so far it’s been ok.

  • Manuel I. Bueno

    I’m really happy that I was able to take advantage of this sale and get Dust. Such a great game!