May looks to be a high-profile month in the video game world. While the centerpiece of this treasure trove of potentially epic games is definitely the return of everyone’s favorite princess-saving plumber, but it by no means overshadows other long-awaited titles like “Lost Planet 2”, “Alan Wake” and “Red Dead Redemption.” Mark your calendars, everyone.
Iron Man 2 (Multi)
Dementium II (DS)
3D Dot Game Heroes* (PS3)
Skate 3 (PS3, 360)
Lost Planet 2* (PS3, 360)
Alan Wake* (360)
Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands (Multi)
Red Dead Redemption* (PS3, 360)
Blue Dragon: Awakened Dragon (DS)
Super Mario Galaxy 2* (Wii)
ModNation Racers (PS3, PSP)
UFC Undisputed (Multi)
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3D Dot Game Heroes’ european distributor, SouthPeak Games, has launched a nifty little website to promote the PAL release of the game. Those of you looking forward to the game (or who have seen that crazy ad) probably know that you can make your hero look how ever you want via an in-game character creator: Well, the guys at SouthPeak want gamers to get a jump on making their crazy adventurers. The 3D Dot Game Heroes Character Creator is a very basic version of what’s going to be in the final game, but that shouldn’t stop you from designing that winged polar bear you’ve been dreaming of since you were 5. Plus, once you’re done the site allows you to save your work as an avatar, an image or a wallpaper.
Unfortunately, You can’t upload your character to the game, but since it’s not the full character creator, why would you want to? Instead, you should post your fantastical 8-bit ideas here at G4T. 3D Dot Game Heroes will be in stores on May 10th in the states, and May 14th in Europe.
Look at this video. This is what “3D Dot Game Heroes” looks like when it’s imitating an Old Spice Ad. Weird. But Awesome. This game seems to be all about copying things: The game itself has the makings of a full-on Zelda re-hash.
Look Again. This is what an actual Old Spice Ad looks like.
You could call 3D Dot Game Heroes a “retro-Zelda clone”, but based on this preview it looks like so much more. ATLUS is known for making “Old-School” RPGs like the Persona series and Disgaea, but this game take refines that philosophy and takes it in a completely different direction. Combining classic NES-style adventure RPG gameplay with snarky and satirical attitude, 3DGH truly looks like more than most retro-gamers could hope for these days.
Luckily, ATLUS’ retro-satire is on the way. 3D Dot Game Heroes hits shelves on May 11’th.