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IRVINE, CALIFORNIA — MARCH 25, 2010 — Atlus U.S.A., Inc. today released the full video trailer for 3D Dot Game Heroes™, the ultimate retro action-adventure game for PlayStationÃ‚Â®3 computer entertainment system.
“Atlus scientists are very excited to announce a breakthrough,” begin a jittery, caffeine-addled Aram Jabbari, Manager of Public Relations and Sales. “Many, many sleepless nights later, we’ve achieved our goal: cramming all of the retro-sexiness that is 3D Dot Game Heroes into a single video trailer. At first we thought it couldn’t be done, and maybe we only think we’ve succeeded… I mean, maybe it just isn’t possible to capture all of the humor and parody of the full game, all of the aspects that make it both a stunning new retro adventure and a tribute to the legends of gaming past, in a single video. You’ll just have to see for yourselves, I guess…” he trailed off before hurriedly shoving another cup of coffee at his mouth.
A kingdom threatened by an evil demon… a legendary sword nestled in a sacred forest… a hero sent out on a quest through puzzle-filled dungeons… dozens of useful items to collect, weapons to equip, and oversized bosses to best… Sound familiar? That’s because it’s supposed to! Rediscover the magic of the 8- and 16-bit classics of old, laugh along with countless inside jokes, comic references, and parodies from the past, and explore an all new world filled with its own secrets, wonders, and challenges to overcome!
3D Dot Game Heroes is scheduled to release on May 11, 2010 with an MSRP of $39.99.
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?
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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