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3D Dot Game Heroes Trailer!

Aram Jabbari's Avatar Posted by on Mar 25, 2010 // Manager of PR and Sales, ATLUS

PlayStation.Blog readers,



3D Dot Game Heroes, the PlayStation 3 exclusive that promises to inject retro-saccharin goodness directly into your corneas (those are part of your eyes, whippersnappers), has a full video trailer… And here it is! (Well, it’s actually right above this text. We can see how that could be confusing.)

So why should you be excited? Aside from the retro 3D visuals, ear-gratifying musical score, and extremely addicting, nostalgic action-adventure gameplay, you mean? Well… BECAUSE IT HAS TRAILER MUSIC! Did you hear it? Like, the part with the chorus singing in the background? Who cares if the game is awesome (it is, by the way) when you have trailer music with voices chanting in the background!?

Oh, and to address a couple comments that have been popping up in posts relating to 3D Dot Game Heroes:

  1. The huge swords evident in some screens/videos do NOT break the game. It is not a design flaw. You’re only that big when you’re at FULL health (intuitive, right?), and you’ll rarely be at full health for long stretches of time. Moreover, only near the end of the game will you have a sword THAT large, not to mention one with the ability to penetrate geometry (i.e. trees, rocks, etc). Many of the swords cannot and will not swing out all the way in those situations, making size… well… irrelevant. Ask anyone who’s played the game: it’s not about how big it is, it’s about… oh, nevermind.
  2. The game DOES look amazing in person; you’ll just have to trust us on this. Even videos often fail to do the game justice.
  3. There is no multiplayer component to the game.
  4. We’re not currently planning any pre-order bonus items. We view the super cool $39.99 price point as a rather nice bonus.
  5. The game has a number of significant improvements over the original Japanese version, including an OPTIONAL HDD install (approximately 1.2gb in size) to reduce/eliminate load times, dozens of new, North American-exclusive load screens that parody popular game box art, and more!

Thanks for watching the trailer and reading this far down. (And “nords!” to any of you who didn’t…I can make snide comments because you’re not actually reading this.)

Please don’t forget to pre-order your copy of 3D Dot Game Heroes, coming to PlayStation 3 on May 11, 2010 with an MSRP of only $39.99!

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+ Kamikaze135 on March 25th, 2010 at 11:15 am said:

Why the hell would anybody want to install the game? The load screens are awesome, lol.


+ AssassinHD on March 25th, 2010 at 11:18 am said:

You have a guaranteed sale from me. Fortunately for me it comes out in May, because my entire April personal budget is going towards my brothers bachelor party.


+ OnslaughtCometh on March 25th, 2010 at 11:21 am said:

Hopefully you’ll reconsider adding some Atlus spoils to entice a pre-order. Perhaps a soundtrack? That shouldn’t be too difficult, I would think.

Nice trailer though, I’d like to use the boomerang in the game, looks nice.


+ Rude_Sparthan on March 25th, 2010 at 11:29 am said:

3D Dot Game Heroes also in Europe..?

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    + Aram Jabbari on March 25th, 2010 at 1:18 pm said:

    Yes, just a few days later courtesy of SouthPeak Interactive!


+ Ladykiller64 on March 25th, 2010 at 11:33 am said:

Definitely will be picking it up. Does anyone know if it will support 1080i/p?

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    + Aram Jabbari on March 27th, 2010 at 5:44 am said:

    The game does not *natively* support those resolutions, but *does* natively support 720p. Hope that answers your question!


+ mrdeadhead on March 25th, 2010 at 11:33 am said:

if you’re doing an optional install, is it possible the game will also be available in full on PSN?

not sure why, but i feel like that’d be cool.


+ Green-Elf on March 25th, 2010 at 11:58 am said:

Already paid for.

Please stop taunting me with these videos! It’s getting to be more than I can handle.


+ acerazer1 on March 25th, 2010 at 12:00 pm said:

Looks like a whole lot of awesome. Will probably be getting this.


+ perrandy on March 25th, 2010 at 12:20 pm said:

after watching all the trialers and videos i’m more than convinced in to buying this.3 dot game heroes and hezyx force here i come XD


+ perrandy on March 25th, 2010 at 12:20 pm said:

oops meant trailers…this blog would benefit from an edit button lol


+ Karsghul on March 25th, 2010 at 12:32 pm said:

only $39.99

Wow!!!That’s a low price!!!


+ Craazy on March 25th, 2010 at 12:42 pm said:

I will be there….day one but I will not pre-order because every time I do the game is delayed at the store I preordered it at and is in stock everywhere else


+ Musoka_Eimin on March 25th, 2010 at 12:50 pm said:

My god I haven’t been this antsy for a game since I was a child waiting for SNES LoZ. I can’t wait! And it comes out the day before my birthday, what a great gift this will be :)


+ brucethemoose904 on March 25th, 2010 at 12:57 pm said:

HOLY **** in a can, this game looks so epic. its like zelda for playstation. THATS SO ******* AWESOME!


+ Frejim on March 25th, 2010 at 1:10 pm said:

Preordered already!!!

cant wait!


+ SykoTech on March 25th, 2010 at 1:14 pm said:

Pretty cool. The $40 price tag makes it even more appealing. Gah, so many great PS3 games being released this year…


+ flamemist on March 25th, 2010 at 1:15 pm said:

wait, I seem to be a bit confused, it’s only 39.99 if you pre-order it? This game looks amazing btw can’t wait to get my hands on it! XD

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    + Aram Jabbari on March 25th, 2010 at 1:20 pm said:

    $39.99 isn’t just a pre-order price; It’s that much for everyone!


+ GodOfWar52694 on March 25th, 2010 at 1:20 pm said:

dude, im soo excited for this, and its release only 15 days before my bithday!


+ starBlinky01 on March 25th, 2010 at 1:22 pm said:

wholly crap I thought this was a PSN game! Guess not? Or is it downloadable and buyable in stores?

Also does any one else notice the resemblance in the music to Zelda’s music.


+ GEN-XafrX on March 25th, 2010 at 1:28 pm said:

Im concerned about the length….

It definitely does look fun, but usually old school games qwrent all that long…

Can you give me a rough play time estimate…. by the way, if it short but the game is amazing.. I couldnt care less… play time doesnt mean better at all…

Also, does it have old school difficulty?? Im hoping… YES!


+ mywhitenoise on March 25th, 2010 at 1:41 pm said:

I just wanted to say, Aram, I loved your Demon’s Souls Deluxe Edition video you put up on YouTube. It’s great to see you communicate with the PS3 community :)


+ benjiedude on March 25th, 2010 at 1:50 pm said:

I really feel that this needs a Deluxe edition treatment guys. This game was tailor made for guys like me that grew up on Zelda, Final Fantasy and Dragon Warrior. Believe me, you guys would’ve had a $60 or more purchase from me if you added an art book, CD soundtrack, a retro cartridge resembling a Nintendo cart (colored in black for PS3 ; ), a making of documentary and poster. Look how succesful Demons Souls was. Do it!


+ zombiefriend on March 25th, 2010 at 2:02 pm said:

Too bad there’s no pre-order bonus (other than the sweet price), because since it’s Atlus, I could’ve totally had seen them putting a plushie of the hero. Would’ve looked so awesome I bet. Not to worry, though! I still want this game badly. B)


+ JBruno on March 25th, 2010 at 2:04 pm said:

This price is neat. Day one for me.


+ Zezzler on March 25th, 2010 at 2:07 pm said:

Will there form of DLC for this game? like custom characters maybe, or weapons/items? that’d be awesome-er, because this game already is gunna kick A55!


+ DaveMastrX on March 25th, 2010 at 2:31 pm said:

I can barely deal with how awesome this game looks. The release can’t come soon enough, I almost imported this game a week before you guys announced you’d be publishing it. Thanks for the amazing PS3 exclusive!!!


+ Ashimbo on March 25th, 2010 at 2:36 pm said:

How about a collector’s edition with an art book that contains all of the loading screens, as well as concept art, and character models?


+ DaveMastrX on March 25th, 2010 at 2:38 pm said:

I literally just pre-ordered this game from amazon. No pre-order bonus or promotion isn’t stopping me, I need this.


+ TwinDad on March 25th, 2010 at 2:42 pm said:

Amazon pre-order FTW!

As awesome as the music is and would make a great bonus. I’m glad you didn’t go overboard on the content for the game. I’m very happy to pay a low price for just the game. Don’t need an artbook or poster.

Hey Aram, can you arrange for time travel to May 11th please.


+ pencil420 on March 25th, 2010 at 2:56 pm said:

Can’t see the video. It’s probably ANOTHER childish cartoon.


+ DeviantBoi on March 25th, 2010 at 2:59 pm said:

Please release a soundtrack for this! Since you’re not doing pre-orders, how about just giving it away to everyone who buys the game!


+ WackyWeedCreed on March 25th, 2010 at 3:10 pm said:


I’m sold.


+ shrimpdude on March 25th, 2010 at 3:11 pm said:

Is the $39.99 price just for preorder, or is it the MSRP? Also, will we be able to share our custom creations online?


+ ExcelKnight on March 25th, 2010 at 3:56 pm said:

So are the new North American box arts in the game in addition to the obscure Japanese ones?

Also, I’m DEFINITELY hoping you guys did a spoof of the Mega Man 1 & 2 box arts. They were and still are the most hilariously bad boxes ever.


+ nokedimyo on March 25th, 2010 at 4:21 pm said:

That trailer was the most epic thing I’ve ever seen!


+ TwinDad on March 25th, 2010 at 4:33 pm said:


Check Aram’s reply. $39.99 is MSRP. Not a promotional price.


+ Sponge-worthy on March 25th, 2010 at 4:34 pm said:

The trailer is…okay. Definitely potential there…hopefully we’ll see a demo.

Regardless, Demon’s Souls was very impressive–enough for me to take a leap and put down a pre-order for this at Amazon.


+ JumpMan33 on March 25th, 2010 at 4:35 pm said:

Sweet, as a big old school zelda fan I can’t wait for this game. I hope you guys change you mind about the preorder bonus down the line. I would <3 some cool swag from a game like this.


+ burnside91 on March 25th, 2010 at 4:44 pm said:



+ poodude on March 25th, 2010 at 4:46 pm said:

Though I was going to buy the game anyway, you guys have sold me just based on the second paragraph of this post alone.


+ DNAgent on March 25th, 2010 at 4:55 pm said:

There isn’t any pre-order bonuses for this game? Even Demon’s Souls had pre-order bonuses. Meh. I guess I’ll just rent this game then.


+ Dmx66 on March 25th, 2010 at 5:20 pm said:

all good ima get this game for sure.. preordered just now.


+ Berae on March 25th, 2010 at 5:43 pm said:

Cant wait! Ill pre order it very soon


+ HippieMan420 on March 25th, 2010 at 6:23 pm said:

Was that custom made character supposed to be boba fett? It sure did look like him! On topic, this game looks amazing. It brings back sweet memorys of my gaming past. I seriously cannot wait for this game. May 11 needs to get here faster.


+ Obi_Al_Kenobi on March 25th, 2010 at 9:13 pm said:

Hi Aram, I hope you are reading this:

I TRULY want to show my gratitude for you, for Atlus, for being a company that trust this side of the world. You are the one that dares, when nobody else dares to bring some “Very Japanese” games.

Demon’s Soul could never have see the light on this side if not for you, and I speak for all the gamers when I say: THANK YOU ATLUS.

I will be buying this game on day one, and rest sure that I will be convincing other people to get this awesome game, so you keep bringing anthers jewels on this side of the world.

Spread the word in the office =)


+ fol1n on March 25th, 2010 at 9:38 pm said:

I remember in one of the Official Playstation Magazine’s This was on it except they called it Little Bit Planet I think it fits more just me


+ dbruce on March 25th, 2010 at 9:42 pm said:

Brings back fond memories


+ spideyal on March 26th, 2010 at 3:00 am said:

I’m almost 100% sure this will be the best game to grace the good month of May. I can’t see any other game that month that even holds a candle to this game lol.

Especially at that price, damn.
Going to pre-order this as soon as possible!


+ NarcMonkey on March 26th, 2010 at 6:45 am said:

Forget the game, that HAL-9000 Avatar is EPIC. Awesome.


+ stevelvl on March 26th, 2010 at 8:34 am said:

why would anyone wanna pay 39.99 for that piece of crap?

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    + Aram Jabbari on March 27th, 2010 at 5:48 am said:

    Ouch, Charlie bit me.

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