3D Dot Game Heroes Celebrates Christmas With DLC

By Spencer . December 7, 2009 . 1:12am


From Software has a holiday updated planned for 3D Dot Game Heroes. The free update adds features like a loading screen viewer, optional hard drive installation, and DLC support.


What kind of downloadable content? The first pack contains ten stages for Block Defense and 10 pieces of edit character data (read: custom characters) for 250 yen ($2.75). The patch and the first 3D Dot Game Heroes DLC pack are dated for December 25.


On January 8, another DLC pack with ten custom characters for 100 yen ($1.10) will be available on Japan’s PlayStation Store. No word what kind of special characters players will get for a buck. Before announcing downloadable content From Software was releasing edit character data for free on the game’s homepage.


Atlus, the publisher of 3D Dot Game Heroes in North America, has not announced any plans for downloadable content at this time. Updates like the fan requested loading screen viewer and optional install will probably be included on disc in the North American version.

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  • Yeah that gives ’em plenty of time to throw that update on the disc. “Optional” install is a critical feature for some of us!

  • Code

    rar, but if the game lets you make your own characters? Couldn’t one just make whatever the DLC characters are?

    • You can make your own custom characters, which is why the DLC package is puzzling. The only reason it would be worth paying for is if From Software makes new custom classes or something of the sort.

      • Code

        Yeah I was a little puzzled by that notion myself. I’m interested in the game, particularly because any game that itches my creative scratch, I love to play around with. Still I can’t help but feel after seeing the screen clearing sword from the trailer, that maybe it won’t be very challenge, and/or I’ll have to resist such things just to not tear the game down in the matter of hours. But yeah back to creating, I figured if they were going to make any DLC, it’d be more areas/dungeon type things, to use your custom characters in (I have no idea if you can actually create areas yourself).

      • JeremyR

        You can make your own themes for the PSP or PS3 (and maybe 360). That doesn’t stop Sony (or actually, two licensed companies) from selling premium ones. And people from buying them. (I have “Celtic Maiden – Enid” on my PSP)

  • Man, this game can’t come out soon enough.

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