3D Dot Game Heroes, From Software’s Blocky Action RPG

By Spencer . August 21, 2009 . 12:00am


From Software’s most recent teaser site wasn’t for another slew of PSP ports. The developer of Otogi revealed 3D Dot Game Heroes, an action RPG with dot graphics.


The story of the game, as revealed by Famitsu scans, explains the world was once a stereotypical 2D RPG town (see a picture of the 2D world) with a hero that saved the world from an demon overlord. After defeating the demon lord the kingdom became a tourist hot spot and all was well.


When visitors stopped showing up the king decreed to change the world into 3D. Everything was fine until something that From Software doesn’t want to reveal yet threatened the world. Fortunately, a wandering hero (read: you) came to the 3D town to save the world.


3D Dot Game Heroes is an action RPG, but details about the combat system have not been revealed at this time. Masanori Takeuchi known for his work on Otogi is producing 3D Dot Game Heroes, which is coming out on the PlayStation 3 in Japan this November.


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  • Ereek

    At the very least, the visual style is unique. I’m interested, but I need to wait for more information. I’m generally very picky about my ARPGs.

  • Trotmeister

    Reminds me of that boss in Persona 4.

    • MisterNiwa

      Damn right, lol.

  • thebanditking

    This looks awesome, like a 3D Holy invasion of Privacy Badman. I will need to know more (like if anyone is going to localize this) but I am interested

  • Enact

    …am I the only one that thinks this looks exactly like that retro RPG dungeon in Persona 4?

  • This may even be import worthy. I really like the graphical style they have going on here. Very easy on the eyes, to me at least. I also love the homage of dragging a casket with you for deceased. So classic!

  • Oh my, this game is pretty. Can’t wait to see how the battle system works.

  • This LOOKS incredible. Like Hydlide on some serious dope.

    • BraveWind

      Yeah it looks amazing, I wouldn’t wait to get more info on this.

  • Mazen

    Wow this is one of ways I hoped they remake the old Zeldas with!
    am already sold on this game its just looks super fun and very beautiful and seems light hearted and fun like Dragon Quests and Zeldas/Land Stalker if its done right it could be the game of the generation for me.

  • jarrodand

    Looks insanely cool. That overhead oceanside shot is so Zelda 1 it hurts.

  • Looks interesting, could do with a better title though.

  • maxchain

    The resemblance to Badman is positively uncanny.

  • Aoshi00

    Love the graphics, some of the the scenes remind me of Super Mario RPG even. Looking forward to this and Half-minute hero (no badman for me).

  • eliel

    this looks cool but i’ll w8 4 a demo 4 this

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