Whenever games are initially announced for Japan and everyone wonders if and when we'll see it in the US, Atlus typically springs into action.
They did it with Demon's Souls and they're helping us out again with 3D Dot Game Heroes . The game that puts an over-exaggerated and hilarious spin on the days when circles simply didn't exist in the industry will be distributed in North America by Atlus. It's now scheduled to arrive exclusively for the PlayStation 3 on May 11, 2010, so we'll all be able to take a trip down the pleasant, sunbathed path of nostalgia at that time. Said Aram Jabbari, Manager of PR and Sales for Atlus:
"The 8- and 16-bit classics many gamers cut their teeth on are magical, down to their blocky sprites and elegantly simple gameplay. 3D Dot Game Heroes captures all of that legendary charm and more, bringing classic visuals, familar sounds, and a grand sense of exploration and discovery into stunning next-gen realization, all the while giving countless winks and nudges to the fans those iconic games mean the most to. This is pure action-adventure gaming at its finest, a true love-letter to a time-honored genre."
We also like the final line in the press release, which reads- "Dripping with old school charm, classic gaming pizzazz, and pure retro sexy, 3D Dot Game Heroes is the ultimate homage to the industry's golden era." If you haven't seen the game in action yet, check out this gameplay video ; we dare you to watch it without smiling. That's right, kiddies, there was a time when even balls were only blocks!
Related Game(s): 3D Dot Game Heroes