The latest game from From Software, the creators of Armored Core, is a throwback to the classic 8-bit era RPG titles mixed with a modern aesthetic, giving the once blocky 2D sprites a high-definition 3D remake with particularly interesting results. A modern retro style game so to speak, the game is full 3D pixel art as seen from the screenshots below:
Like their flagship series Armored Core, there are customization aspects to your character as well.
It does look like Lego land at times though :p The preview video linked below gives a glimpse on the back story of the game, which pretty much sounds like a typical 8-bit RPG story. The visual concept is unique and praiseworthy, but the gameplay mechanics are still a mystery as of the moment, and no one knows how far this game will stray from the standard J-RPG mechanics.
3D Dot Game Heroes is scheduled for a release on November 5, 2009.