Sep 142009
 
3D Dot Game 01

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:

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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.

[Preview Video]
[Official Website]

  • http://ravenrepublic.net/ Grim

    Saw this on Destructoid a few days ago.

    THIS. IS. AWESOME. :D

  • http://ravenrepublic.net/ Grim

    Saw this on Destructoid a few days ago.

    THIS. IS. AWESOME. :D

  • http://ravenrepublic.net NiX

    Beautiful!

    But what about Armored Core? :(

  • Goat

    Looks pretty cool to me! If Hideo was in charge of AC, he’d probably include H-1 as one of the easter-egg bosses in there.

    :(

  • NiX

    Beautiful!

    But what about Armored Core? :(

  • Goat

    Looks pretty cool to me! If Hideo was in charge of AC, he’d probably include H-1 as one of the easter-egg bosses in there.

    :(