The Past Isn’t Fuzzy, It’s Just Blocky

Folks who keep an eye out on the import scene all breathed a collective sigh of relief when 3D Dot Game Heroes was finally announced for an American release. And if the name of the game itself wasn’t a clue as to what it’s about, here’s the North American trailer…

Games that try to cash in on those good time feelings of yesteryear are hardly anything new; anyone out there familiar with Retro Game Challenge? That’s what I figured, hence why sales were so low. Anyway, the upcoming release is clearly a homage to the original Legend of Zelda, everything from the visuals to the music to the gameplay, which might seem a bit rudimentary when compared to modern action RPGs, but that’s the point really. Hell, there’s even a boomerang weapon that’s used to flip switches from afar in the Japanese trailer; for whatever reason, American game trailers have mostly words and irrelevant background information, whereas in Japan they usually shut up and just show the damn game…

…. The North American version is due on May 11, 2010.


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