There was a time way back during the dawn of gaming when circles and smooth edges simply weren't doable. Even the ball in Pong was square. Even when we were playing Super Mario Bros. years later, it was still just a bunch of tiny squares piled atop one another.
Things have changed since then, but it seems From Software wants to pay homage to the golden age of gaming while at the same time, poking a little fun at it. The picture is just one of several new screenshots for the amusing title, 3D Dot Game Heroes , which The Magic Box labels as an "adventure/RPG." The rest of the description reads-
"The game takes 8-bit sprites and update to 3D in the style of LEGO. The game will have a classic RPG story in which the king has defeated the demon lord and declared that the world should be 3D from now on. However something went wrong in the process and it is up to you to solve the crisis."
This appears to be a downloadable title for the PlayStation Network, although there's no way of knowing; the platform is simply listed as "PlayStation 3." If you can read Japanese, feel free to visit the game's official site , where those giant square pixel-like blocks will return you to a time when that's all we saw. As of now, the game is scheduled to arrive in Japan on November 5 but there's no word yet on whether North America or Europe will see it. Looks like lighthearted fun, though, doesn't it?
Related Game(s): 3D Dot Heroes