3D Dot Game Heroes’ US Publisher is Just Who You Thought it Would Be

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Atlus USA and From Software are fast becoming a tag-team force of nature for PS3 games in North America. Last month saw the successful North American launch of From Software’s RPG epic Demon’s Souls, courtesy of Atlus USA, and now the beloved niche publishing house has signed on to bring From Software’s next hit, 3D Dot Game Heroes, stateside. The game is scheduled for release on May 11th and will retail for a mere $39.99, so go mark your calendar right now!

If you haven’t been following the game’s hype over in Japan, where it was just released earlier this month, 3D Dot Game Heroes is a retro-style action-adventure game — The Legend of Zelda clearly seems to be a main source of inspiration — with a unique pixelated 3D graphics style. 3D Dot Game Heroes epitomizes everything gamers have come to expect from an Atlus-published production, so this really is a match made in heaven. The only thing more exciting than the game getting a US release is the prospect of seeing what type of pre-order goodies and/or pack-in rewards Atlus puts together for its Faithful followers!

Additional game info and screenshots await your perusal below.

About 3D Dot Game Heroes:
A long, long time ago, the Dark King Onyx brought an age of darkness upon Dotnia Kingdom. Only by the bravery of a hero with a legendary sword was Onyx sealed in an orb, restoring peace to the world. But Fuelle, a powerful Dark Bishop, has stolen the orb, and with it, peace. Dotnia requires a hero once more! Can you live up to the legend?

Key Features:

* Ultimate retro love letter — Seamlessly fusing new and old, the golden era of gaming is felt in every detail of this lovingly-crafted adventure. Eye-popping visuals capture the nostalgic charm of pixel graphics in cutting edge 3D. Simple, but deep action-adventure gameplay is a throwback to the 8-bit era. Veterans will find references and jokes that pay homage to the great games of yore.
* Awe and adventure live again — Embark on the next generation of classic exploration and discovery in a grand story-based quest. A hero sets out to gain the power of the six sages and the six orbs that protected the kingdom of Dotnia, which now stands on the verge of destruction.
* Customize your hero — When pixels are your building blocks, the possibilities are unlimited. Freely edit the look of your character, or design one completely from scratch, and then trade designs with friends via a compatible USB storage device. Your hero’s blade is also upgradeable, letting you add length and width to create a sword that fills the whole screen!

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