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

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Naztycuts
Naztycuts
11 years ago

I like Atlus they're good devs, are we to assume this is going to be exclusive?

sonic1899
sonic1899
11 years ago

word is that a 360 version might also be in the works. …i said MIGHT

nickert0n
nickert0n
11 years ago

Atlus is the publisher the devs are FROMSOFTWARE.

JofaMang
JofaMang
11 years ago

I don't know If i can take getting another platinum in a FromSoftware title this decade… So i should be fine by May!

Naztycuts
Naztycuts
11 years ago

@Nickert0n Oh really? Thanks for the clarification, I like FROMSOFTWARE an assload as well, they did Demon's Souls and the first Armored Core God I loved that game. Do you know if Atlus and FROMSOFTWARE have some sort of partnership or something?


Last edited by Naztycuts on 11/17/2009 1:13:51 PM

LegendaryWolfeh
LegendaryWolfeh
11 years ago

Atlus is awsome. They publish nearly every rpg that doesn't make it over in the mainstream way. I really do wonder tho, and kinda feel bad, but do they make enough money? I mean with all the cult rpg's they publish do they make it all back? I mean I certainly don't want them to disappear anytime soon =O I love me some Atlus games, haha

Kevadu
Kevadu
11 years ago

I love Atlus and all, but I wouldn't exactly say that they publish 'nearly every RPG that doesn't make it over in the mainstream way'. NISA publishes more obscure RPGs than Atlus does, though the quality of their localizations is much lower.

As far as making money goes, they have a pretty good idea of how well these games will sell (well, it seems like sometimes they *under*estimate…) and they keep their costs in line with that. While the numbers sold would be completely unacceptable to some of the bigger publishers that doesn't mean they can't make money.

Oxvial
Oxvial
11 years ago

Atlus please give us the Yakuza franchise!! Sega of america its just to busy pleasing the xbots …I implore you Atlus I would buy three!!!

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
11 years ago

Looks like a cute title, Atlus is so kind to us 🙂

BTNwarrior
BTNwarrior
11 years ago

Is it me or does it seem like atlus might get in trouble with nintendo for this one, cause as far as I can tell this is a 100% clone of zelda right down to the chickens

LegendaryWolfeh
LegendaryWolfeh
11 years ago

LOL, i watched it and this literally does like a zelda clone no doubt xD the music and everything.

GuernicaReborn
GuernicaReborn
11 years ago

This game looks so fun, I can't wait to get a shot at it. Anyone know if there is a demo on the Japanese PSN?

Anonymous
Anonymous
11 years ago

Not since last time I checked.

Anonymous
Anonymous
11 years ago

I was expecting a real 2D game, but when I clicked on the video link, I was surprised. This thing looks almost real! It looks like clay animation! I'm definitely getting this ho f'sho!

nickert0n
nickert0n
11 years ago

Demon Soul's was in my opinion the best RPG I have ever played, needless to say I will be pre-ordering this.

JofaMang
JofaMang
11 years ago

Hear Hear!

I loved Demon's Souls, it brought back the focus and presistance that I thought I had lost back in the PS1 days. GIMME MOAR

bearbobby
bearbobby
11 years ago

Looks cute, a cool idea. Will be keeping an eye on this one.

Anonymous
Anonymous
11 years ago

I CANNOT WAIT FOR THIS GAME OMGWTFBBQ !!!!!!!!!!! I am really excited for this game. I like simple games that are really fun. This games brings me back to 20 + years ago!

End of Line.

Alienange
Alienange
11 years ago

whether you're joking or not, I lmao.

LimitedVertigo
LimitedVertigo
11 years ago

Day1 purchase for me. Anyone else read about it supposedly costing only 39.99?

DGo8
DGo8
11 years ago

Atlus…bring Demon Souls and 3D Dot Game Heroes to UK/EURO! we want these gmaes!

Snaaaake
Snaaaake
11 years ago

Is there any news on Persona 5?

SnipeySnake
SnipeySnake
11 years ago

Looks really fun! Im looking forward to this game.

Alienange
Alienange
11 years ago

What the hell is wrong with that kid's sword? It WAS his sword right?

___________
___________
11 years ago

along as its not sega bringing it here it should be good.

kirobz
kirobz
11 years ago

Atlus is my favorite publishers of RPGs. I just hope they make an SMT game into the PS3. C'mon ATLUS, I'm waiting…….