LEICESTER, JANUARY 14TH – SouthPeak Games has climbed inside its videogame time machine - alongside Atlus U.S.A., Inc. - to bring the highly anticipated 80s retro revival 3D Dot Game Heroes™ to European PlayStation®3 (PS3™) computer entertainment systems in May 2010, in line with the North American release.
Oozing with 8-bit goodness, 3D Dot Game Heroes sees players transported back to the golden age of gaming, a glorious era before gruff balding space marines and harrowing shoot outs in airports. Instead 3D Dot Game Heroes sees you questing through the lush kingdom of Dotnia, slaying monsters with your trusty blade, seeking treasure in dungeons and bopping your head to catchy retro-inspired chip tunes.
“I am delighted to be working with Atlus to publish 3D Dot Game Heroes and we have very high expectations for this exciting and unique title,” said Jonathan Hales, managing director EMEAA, SouthPeak Games. “We’ve been following the progress of the game since it was announced in Japan and are thrilled to have secured the title for Europe.”
“SouthPeak Games is the perfect publisher for 3D Dot Game Heroes in Europe," stated Tim Pivnicny, vice president of sales and marketing at Atlus. "They share our enthusiasm for 3D Dot's unique charm and retro appeal, and will work hard to get the game into as many eager gamers' hands as possible. They also recognise the frustration of many European gamers to not get exciting releases until months after other regions, which is why we're working closely together to deliver a simultaneous launch for North America and Europe."
For more information about 3D Dot Game Heroes and other SouthPeak Games products, please visit www.southpeakgames.eu
About 3D Dot Game Heroes
A long, long time ago, the Dark King Onyx brought an age of darkness upon Dotnia Kingdom. Only by the bravery of a hero with a legendary sword was Onyx sealed in an orb, restoring peace to the world. But Fuelle, a powerful Dark Bishop, has stolen the orb, and with it, peace. Dotnia requires a hero once more! Can you live up to the legend?
• Ultimate retro love letter - Seamlessly fusing new and old, the golden era of gaming is felt in every detail of this lovingly-crafted adventure. Eye-popping visuals capture the nostalgic charm of pixel graphics in cutting edge 3D. Simple, but deep action-adventure gameplay is a throwback to the 8-bit era. Veterans will find references and jokes that pay homage to the great games of yore.
• Awe and adventure live again - Embark on the next generation of classic exploration and discovery in a grand story-based quest. A hero sets out to gain the power of the six sages and the six orbs that protected the kingdom of Dotnia, which now stands on the verge of destruction.
• Customise your hero - When pixels are your building blocks, the possibilities are unlimited. Freely edit the look of your character, or design one completely from scratch, and then trade designs with friends via a compatible USB storage device. Your hero's blade is also upgradeable, letting you add length and width to create a sword that fills the whole screen!
About SouthPeak Interactive Corporation
SouthPeak Interactive Corporation develops and publishes interactive entertainment software for all current hardware platforms including: PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system, PSP® (PlayStation® Portable) system, PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, Xbox 360® videogame and entertainment system, Wii™, Nintendo DS™ and PC. SouthPeak's games cover all major genres including action/adventure, role playing, racing, puzzle strategy, fighting and combat. SouthPeak's products are sold in retail outlets in North America, Europe, Australia and Asia. SouthPeak is headquartered in Midlothian, Virginia, and has offices in Grapevine, Texas and Leicester, England.
For additional information, please visit SouthPeak’s corporate website: www.southpeakgames.com
About Atlus U.S.A., Inc.
Located in Irvine, California and founded in 1991, Atlus U.S.A., Inc. is renowned for its proud tradition of publishing exceptional role-playing games with strong niche appeal. The Atlus library of critically acclaimed video games includes Demon's Souls, Odin Sphere, the Trauma Center series, and the award-winning Shin Megami Tensei series. For more information, visit http://www.atlus.com.
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