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Feb 04

3D Dot Game Heroes: Your One-Stop Shop for Natural Sword Enhancement

Aram Jabbari's Avatar Posted by Manager of PR and Sales, ATLUS

PlayStation Blog readers,

No one wants it to be them: the King tasks you with slaying evil and saving the kingdom and suddenly you’re unable to get the job done. You come up short. You can’t perform.

So why sit around wondering if you’ll be up to the challenge of rescuing Dotnia? It’s time to take some action and make sure that when you need to make with the hero-ness, you’re ready for whatever comes your way.

Introducing the Blacksmith, your one-stop shop for natural sword enhancement! You don’t have to be shy about it; every hero wonders at some point: Is that hero in a neighboring kingdom going into battle with better equipment than I am? Do all the land’s denizens look down on me for having a smaller blade in my scabbard?

Worry no longer, adventurers! One trip to the Blacksmith and a few well-spent coins will make you prouder, braver, and more dangerous than ever before. Get yourself a big heaping of good ole’ respect with some upgrades from the man with the metal mallet – the Blacksmith!

This is just one in a series of video vignettes we have planned, PlayStation Blog readers. Stay tuned for more, and 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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TrueFFVIIFan said:

February 4th, 6:07 am

1st! Awesome. This will be my buy for DAY ONE! The trailer that you presented now is quite amusing. I like that!

By the way, any awesome pre-order bonuses/incentives for this game??? PLEASE SAY YOU HAVE ONE IN PLAN!!!

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    Aram Jabbari said:

    February 4th, 10:26 am


    No final decisions have been made regarding Atlus Spoils bonuses for 3D Dot Game Heroes. Still, it should be mentioned that we are bringing the game to North America at the awesomely irresistable price of only $39.99.

Sindred said:

February 4th, 6:08 am

This is actually in my top 5 game list this year.

Sindred said:

February 4th, 6:09 am

Not to post twice in a row, but these are REALLY clever (saw this one on Gamepro yesterday)… how about a DVD with these promos as a pack in. This game is going to be such a blast. I love the insane fighting mechanics.

SpiritThief said:

February 4th, 6:10 am

I just hope I’m able to pre order when the time comes. If not I hope its not a short lived print run.

Link01 said:

February 4th, 6:29 am

LOL, great sex joke XD… I will play this game one day!

BigRon3400 said:

February 4th, 6:36 am

Greatest post in the history of the PS blog.

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    Aram Jabbari said:

    February 4th, 10:27 am


    We at Atlus embrace your hyperbole.

Sindred said:

February 4th, 6:38 am

I love how the poor little [DELETED] is getting knocked left and right like no one’s business in the beginning of the promo. Poor little guy.

Gorvi said:

February 4th, 6:39 am

Awesome video! Any chance we’ll see some of those great Atlus Spoils for the game? :)

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    Aram Jabbari said:

    February 4th, 10:28 am


    Please see reply to comment #1.

IcedDice777 said:

February 4th, 6:42 am

SOooooo….the question is, After increase the size of my small sword into a monstrously massive sword…will i be able to hack n slash for much longer periods of time? Will Dotnia be impressed by massive sword and stamina? We shall see….

Drencrom said:

February 4th, 6:47 am

I love sexual innuendos, I (will) love this game, I love HAL 9000 from the movie 2001:A Space Odyssey.

Aram Jabbari (Y)

yoeun88 said:

February 4th, 6:52 am

reminds me of LOZ looks great

tsukasa1288 said:

February 4th, 7:05 am

I approve of this trailer.

guitain said:

February 4th, 7:06 am

This must be top 1 ambiguous blog of the month!

jqtaxpayer said:

February 4th, 7:18 am

Very much looking forward to this one.

Slythex said:

February 4th, 7:21 am

That video was great! Already pre-ordered.

It would be awesome if we could get these videos on the disc. Or on the PSN store.

ndw4 said:

February 4th, 7:26 am

Wow $40? That’s beast.

pudgenet said:

February 4th, 7:34 am

Is it just me, or is it weird that a game that prominently features [DELETED] jokes is rated only E10+?

EyeAmmMcLovin said:

February 4th, 7:38 am

this game looks so awesome! I can’t wati!

pgsdi said:

February 4th, 7:42 am


Already pre-ordered the day it was announced!… can’t wait…

Destiny89 said:

February 4th, 7:45 am

@ Aram Jabbari

I juust want to first say thank you for bringing great games like this to PS3 in NA.. Demon Souls was a great game and cant wait to get my hands on 3D Dot game.. will Atlus do the same thing they did with Demon Souls and have a limited edition to 3D Dot??

Also please keep up the great work and bring more games to PS3.. i’ll always buy them first day :)

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    Aram Jabbari said:

    February 4th, 10:31 am


    The door isn\’t closed on special stuff for 3D Dot Game Heroes, but the decision was made early on to make the game as appealing and accessible to as many PlayStation 3 owners as possible, hence the game\’s super-duper $39.99 MSRP at launch.

Dark_Vincent said:

February 4th, 7:58 am

“Greatest post in the history of the PS blog.”


pudgenet said:

February 4th, 8:02 am

This whole promotion is one long joke about the male member, and I use the proper word for it beginning with a “P”, in the context of asking a reasonable question, and my word use gets censored?

Some people have a really skewed view of what is and isn’t reasonable. And while I might be one of them … I am not alone here.

Sup3r_l33t_N1nj4 said:

February 4th, 8:02 am

I love Atlus! You guys really know how to sell a game. I already have this game pre-ordered on Amazon.

Colithika said:

February 4th, 8:10 am

Hahaha this just made my day so much better. I can’t wait for this game, looks like a lot of fun and really excited for it =D. Keep up the good work Atlus.

Ouren said:

February 4th, 8:13 am

Already pre-ordered.

NESGamepro said:

February 4th, 8:18 am

First I’ve heard of it, looks like dirty Zelda 1 based on that. I’m skeptical but optimistic.

Voozi said:

February 4th, 8:27 am

Getting this for only $16 ;) (Hooray for $20 Amazon credit)

I would have loved a deluxe edition of sorts but ah well :3

mouldernet said:

February 4th, 8:33 am

I’m kinda surprised he isn’t called “The Blocksmith” – oh well – still looks awesome! :D

whitefroDK4 said:

February 4th, 8:48 am

Why are all recent games just rip offs?? can you say ZELDA???

acerazer1 said:

February 4th, 9:14 am

Haha, great humor, I see what you did there

Ikki_Fenix said:

February 4th, 9:31 am

Only $40 what a deal

TwinDad said:

February 4th, 9:50 am

Pre-Ordered. I believe that Amazon is now your official store front. Any possibility that we can get some awesome exclusive goodies included with amazon purchase?

<3 Atlus. Best.RPG.developer.Period.

Jeigh said:

February 4th, 10:15 am

AHA! The greatest of all spices for the low-brow chef. Ah, innuendo, is there nothing you can’t make dirty?

Kudos to Atlus for opening the door for Freudian analysis of pretty much every RPG, action and adventure game ever released! (Aerith and Sephiroth pretty much at the top of that list)

Voozi said:

February 4th, 10:21 am

There’s a difference between rip off & a homage, 3D Dot Game Heroes is a homage.

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    Aram Jabbari said:

    February 4th, 10:37 am


    You took the words right out of my mouth. Thank you.

    (Also, please don\’t reach into my mouth again…)

MaDogNik96 said:

February 4th, 10:25 am

Hilarious trailer. Awesome to see a release date. AND ONLY $40. This looks amazing by the way. Definitely day-one for me.

ShadowOfEden said:

February 4th, 10:33 am

Looks a little overpowered. Nothing can get close to yet with such equipments.

LokeSTL said:

February 4th, 10:36 am

Got this pre-ordered and can’t wait for May. Still loving Demon’s Souls, can’t get enough of that game. Please keep bringing games to the PS3, we’re loving it! Bring us some JRPGs!!!


Any ETA on when the replacement guides will be mailed out?

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    Aram Jabbari said:

    February 4th, 10:41 am


    Great question. My latest intel, and I should say that it is quite good because I am an overlord-grade supercomputer, is that the replacement guides will begin shipping next week (approximately 2/8). The wait is almost over; we thank you for your patience!

Berae said:

February 4th, 11:08 am

I’m getting this game for sure, ill go preorder it soon.
oh and demons souls 2 would be awesome!

Neil said:

February 4th, 11:21 am

I want this game more than whiskey right now.

Karsghul said:

February 4th, 11:41 am

Looks like a lot of fun! was browsing the site yesterday and it sold me on the game. Can’t wait to play it. *That* game was, i think, the first game i ever owned, so i am curios about 3D.H and what bit of nostalgia can bring me.

PS. Demon’s Souls is AWESOME. More PS3 RPGs are welcome!

ZAANOS said:

February 4th, 12:26 pm

I will pick this up day one. 39.99 is a great price!

Zezzler said:

February 4th, 12:49 pm

Well… i just dont know what to say…

Except for the fact that this game quite possibly could be the GREATEST GAME EVAR (in this style)!!!!!! This will be a first day buy for me, and i will pre-order even if there are no plans for spoils~

Quick question though (2 actually)…
1. is there going to be DLC? i would love to keep playing this even after i finish!
2. How does the Network part work (if any)?

lostinplainsight said:

February 4th, 1:33 pm

vivaaa viagra!

KwietStorm said:

February 4th, 1:37 pm

haha can’t wait for this game

DNAgent said:

February 4th, 2:05 pm

I’ll surely be a hit with the ladies with my natural sword enhancement.

By the way, a certain Persona 4 boss would be a perfect addition to this kind of game (at least the ability to look like him).

kawaiigamr said:

February 4th, 2:07 pm

wow if thats the price for NA im the happiest dam person ever

vivaaa viagra!!! DAM RIGHT!!!

Jon_Mclane said:

February 4th, 4:12 pm

Game of the Year 2010. I’m calling it.

midnightshade said:

February 4th, 6:21 pm

Man ,why is this so far away? I want it now damn it.. To bad i don’t speak Japanese. They always get the best games first. At least for my rpg loving taste!

Einhander138 said:

February 4th, 7:55 pm

Is the DLC that was released in Japan going to be on the disc in the NA release or not?

nerdmanwhippy said:

February 5th, 2:13 am

I must say this was a great preview for the game, loved the humor. I myself of course have it preordered, and have really been trying to inform the ps3 owners that shop at the local Gamestop about this game.

And I can now say there is a few extra people out there waiting for this game to come out, and at $40, I must thank you, as must my wallet.

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