3D Dot Game Heroes to get PS3 release in May

Saturday, 16th January 2010 19:23 GMT By Stephany Nunneley


3D Dot Game Heroes has been announced as an exclusive for PS3, and is expected to hit Europe and North America in May.

To be published by SouthPeak in Europe and Atlus in the US, From Software’s 3D Dot Games Heroes takes its inspiration from classic 8-bit RPGs with homages to many games released in the 80s.

Retro, yet graphically modern, the game features pick-up-and-play controls, a vast character creation system, ready-made characters, and lots of other cool retro-inspired goodness.

There’s an awesome trailer for the game over on the official website, as well as a pre-order button and some fantastic background music greeting you.

You can also obtain more information through the SouthPeak site.



  1. Eregol

    This is what we want more of.
    More Japanese curios coming to Europe.
    I bet a lot of people are after a similar announcement for Demon’s Souls.

    #1 5 years ago
  2. bugmenot

    weirdly this game is more niche than demons soul and that hasnt got a eu release date yet.

    #2 5 years ago
  3. onlineatron

    Yeah, upon release Demon’s Souls was 11th in the NPDs.

    That’s damn impressive for a game that came out in the midsts of fall madness and is a niche (if somewhat westernised) JRPG.


    #3 5 years ago
  4. zoopdeloop

    who cares if they release Demon’s Souls to EU.Nowadays almost every big video gaming local store in every country imports from US

    #4 5 years ago
  5. DrDamn

    Not sure it is more niche than DS. It is essentially a Zelda game but with a certain visual style. In terms of gameplay it’s a lot more mainstream than DS.

    I’m only up to the third dungeon in this but I can’t help feeling that if this was an official Zelda game done in this style then the reviews would be gushing.

    #5 5 years ago
  6. Gekidami

    How is the game overall then? I’m fairly interested but combat looks abit iffy to me, not the actual way you attack but the fact that you can have swords with the range to instantly clear out a whole area (atleast thats what it looks like in trailers). It makes it look abit effortless and easy.

    #6 5 years ago
  7. DrDamn

    What you are seeing is not necessarily the norm. The sword benefits from increased power when you are on full health, but takes a fair whack down when you aren’t. A nicely powered up sword running through the over-world in the early areas will kick ass, but monsters are getting tougher as I explore and some need quite a few hits before they go down.

    Overall I’ve found the game nicely tougher than normal Zelda’s. Good variety in regular monsters with interesting attack patterns. They tend to be a bit more aggressive that Zelda too. Given I don’t understand the text at all (Japanese version) the game is standing up very well purely on the gameplay.

    #7 5 years ago

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