Phantom Dust re-release hits Xbox One, Windows

Posted May 17, 2017

Microsoft announced an Xbox One exclusive re-make of Phantom Dust back in 2014, but things have changed since then. Luckily for us, it's getting a new lease of life on Xbox One, according to Aaron Greenberg. Free games are free games, and I'd feel a bit foolish looking Microsoft's green-skinned gift horse in the mouth. And in a surprise announcement a remastered version is going to be given away, for free, starting tomorrow for Xbox One and Windows 10.

A huge backward compatibility-themed sale is underway, offering steep discounts on some big name games from the Xbox 360 era, playable on Xbox One.

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Phantom Dust's original release scored an 8.5 in our review due to the depth of both the single player and online components of this cleverly disguised card battle game.

Now on Xbox One, you can get up to 70% off over 275 games as part of the big Xbox One Backward Compatibility Super Sale. Unfortunately, the project was abruptly brought down to a halt with the closure of the developer Darkside Games, but they replaced it with this new port.

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At E3 2016, Loftis said Phantom Dust would be updated for modern times.

While the re-release of Phantom Dust was announced at E3 2016, its sudden Beyoncé Lemonade-esque release comes as quite a shock in an industry where trailers are often released months ahead of launch day.

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