The 3D Dot Game Heroes Character Atlus Forgot To Add

By Spencer . April 14, 2010 . 1:36pm

The Western version of 3D Dot Game Heroes has a ton of characters to choose from. You can start the game as a dragon, vampire, robot king, even Rikimaru from Tenchu


But, Atlus forgot one key character – their mascot Jack Frost. So, I made him.


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I started by making a solid rectangle body in the character editor and chipped away at it to make his snowman figure. Then I made the hat, but couldn’t get the yellow smiley face in. 3D Dot Game Heroes has a maximum set of dimensions you can use for custom characters and I had to save room for the tails. The next thing was the collar and (ta-da!) Jack Frost!


After you create a base model, you can copy and paste it to other poses. Then edit those frames for attacks, walking, and celebrating when you get an item. It’s not as tough as it sounds since 3D Dot Game Heroes does all of the animation. You can actually skip that part by pasting the model on all of those frames.


There are still little things I want to edit, like making the hat wave when Jack Frost walks, but after the model is done I plan to share with Siliconera readers. Check back around May 11 when 3D Dot Game Heroes comes out in North America.

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  • Nice! I look forward to downloading it

    I wonder what kind of online sharing community Atlus plans for this feature. I hope it’s easy enough to upload/download user creations.

    • I haven’t heard any plans from Atlus, but you can copy files from your PS3 to a USB drive or other external memory to upload (or vice versa to download). It’s not as simple as logging on to a built in 3D Dot Game Heroes character leaderboard, but still pretty easy to do.

  • speedstersonic

    Can’t you save your character’s to share online? I swear I remember reading that. You should save it and post a link here to share Spencer, cause it looks awesome!

    Edit: Lol, missed a part of the post :P Can’t wait for this game!

  • Ereek

    Aww, it’s cute. Pyro Jack would be even cuter!

    I want to make a FF1 Red Mage, I think.

  • Saturnus

    thank you~ I don’t have the patience to try and recreate an actual character

  • Jaxx-Leviathan

    That’s awesome, great work Spencer. Actually quite surprised they didn’t include Jack Frost, they usually make a big deal out of him in thier products. Can’t wait to create characters out of my own designs.

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