This month Xbox Live Gold members can expect to receive two new games in the form of Dust: An Elysian Tail and Saints Row: The Third for free during the month of May, Major Nelson has announced.
From today Dust: An Elysian Tail which is normally priced at $14.99 will be free for Xbox Live Gold members through May 15th. Then from May 16th, Xbox Live Gold Members can download Saints Row: The Third normally priced at $19.99 for free through to May 30th.
The Saints Row: The Third is a comedic action-adventure, urban warfare video game set in an open world environment which was developed by Volition and first released back in November 2011.
Dust: An Elysian Tail is an action role-playing video game developed by independent designer Dean Dodrill, published byMicrosoft Studios and was first launched via Xbox Live on August 15th 2012.
“Dust takes place in the fictional world of Falana, inhabited by anthropomorphic animals. Gameplay is presented on a 2D side-scrolling plane. The player controls the titular main character, Dust (Lucien Dodge), as he tries to remember his past. Dust wields a sentient sword, the Blade of Ahrah (Edward Bosco), as his main weapon.
Fidget (Kimlinh Tran), the sword’s guardian, acts as a companion for Dust and can use magical attacks. As the player travels the world, they can acquire power-ups that permanently alter gameplay, such as the ability to double jump or climb to previously unreachable areas.
Incorporating elements of role-playing games, Dust can gain experience points by defeating enemies, and in turn may level up. These can be used to raise various attributes, such as health, strength, defense or magic. Non-playable characters can be interacted with throughout the game’s world to sell items or receive quests.”
Source: Major Nelson