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

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Orvisman
Orvisman
11 years ago

Cool.

But at 6,800 yen (about $68) this isn't a PSN title. It better be a full-blown BluRay release for that price. ūüėČ

OtisFeelgood
OtisFeelgood
11 years ago

Sounds interesting

NightHawk17
NightHawk17
11 years ago

From Software really proved themselves with Demon's Souls, hopefully they keep supporting the PS3 with quality games

kevinater321
kevinater321
11 years ago

I hope it's a psn game, there is just too many full games that i'm going to buy. Whereas if it was on psn then i might be able to slip it in. But it seems like an interesting consept. Lets just hope that the gameplay is as fun as it sound.

Orvisman
Orvisman
11 years ago

I guess you didn't read my post.

The game is listed as 6,800 yen (about $68), very expensive for a PSN game. So, I'm guessing it is a retail release.

LegendaryWolfeh
LegendaryWolfeh
11 years ago

more around 72$ actually =P lol

kevinater321
kevinater321
11 years ago

No, i read it. I was just saying that it would be better if it was a psn game. BEcause then i would play it.

Orvisman
Orvisman
11 years ago

LOL.

You can hope all you want, but it still looks like a retail release.

I, however, guess you can hope it ALSO releases on PSN; but I don't know why anyone would want to pay the same price for a download as they do for the retail version and not have a physical product in their hands.

And before anyone writes it will probably be cheaper as a download: Are Warhawk, Socom, or Burnout Paradise City priced cheaper than their retail counterparts?

No!

Kevadu
Kevadu
11 years ago

Everything I've heard about this game focuses on the visual style, which while certainly original is not all that makes a game. I'd like to hear at least *something* about the gameplay and story…

Mr Bitey
Mr Bitey
11 years ago

I love the idea. The concept and art style look fantastic. I'm hoping it plays similar to the Link's Awakening or even the first Zelda. All it needs is simple old school combat, and I'm sold.

Vivi_Gamer
Vivi_Gamer
11 years ago

sure its creative, but the figures look repulsive, this game is better in 2-D.

sticklife
sticklife
11 years ago

Is it just me or does 'fromsoftware' seem like japans pixel junk?

Orvisman
Orvisman
11 years ago

PixelJunk is Japan's Pixeljunk.

Speaking of which, on Pixeljunk's page it has a huge advert for TGS 2009. Maybe another announcement, hopefully a release date for Pixeljunk Shooter.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
11 years ago

Sweet idea, I'll keep an eye on it.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
11 years ago

Kinda reminds me of the Video Game dungeon in Persona 4.

Jed
Jed
11 years ago

It looks really creative to me. I will be looking out for news on this one.

___________
___________
11 years ago

huh.
the first game i ever played was spyro on the ps1, hey thats why i love insomniac so much.
god i wish i could go work for them.

Orvisman
Orvisman
11 years ago

Off topic much?

Ricochet
Ricochet
11 years ago

ATLUS…… are you there? I hope you're listening!