3D Dot Game Heroes trailer is magical, crammed with Zelda references

It's no small secret that Atlus's upcoming adventure-'em-up is a direct homage to The Legend of Zelda. Everything from the character designs to the map layout to the music to the in-game items to the... well, everything, is soaking with references to Nintendo's long-running franchise. So much, in fact, that we can scarcely believe Nintendo hasn't launched a full battalion of lawyers straight at Atlus HQ.

Above: Today's trailer, showcasing Dot-Mart and "Crazy Error"

Now they're just flaunting the similarities. Boomerangs? Bombs? A merchant named Crazy Error? "It's a Secret to Everybody?" Sweet god, how can this even exist? And how can we be so amazingly excited to play it? Take note, Nintendo - if you don't make new old games, someone else will!

Above: Error (Zelda II) and the secret to everybody (from the first game)

3D Dot Game Heroes releases on May 11, the same day as Alan Wake, Prince of Persia, Lost Planet 2 and Skate 3. Good luck, guys!

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  • yangtian0413 - April 14, 2010 11:23 p.m.

    please tell me the background music,please .my
  • TheSuburbiaRuins - April 8, 2010 1:04 a.m.

    Alan Wake and PoP come out on the 18th of May.
  • Cyberninja - April 7, 2010 1:14 a.m.

    i bet atlus is trying to see how far i can go without lawyers geting invouled or nintendo doesnt know about it
  • Baron164 - April 7, 2010 12:18 a.m.

    This looks great, makes me glad I just got a PS3. But is this gonna be a full $60 retail game or a $15-$20 psn game?
  • hardcore_gamer1990 - April 6, 2010 11:42 p.m.

    I bet Nintendo are either gonna claim benefits off it once it's sold 70 gazillion copies to Zelda fanboys, or have a secret (to everybody) stake in Atlus
  • EnragedTortoise1 - April 6, 2010 11:31 p.m.

    For some reason I am excited. THe only other game on that day I want and can get is Prince of Persia. maybe for christmas...
  • conchking - April 6, 2010 10:09 p.m.

    sadly this game will be a secret to everyone and not sell, week one buy for me though unless zelda wii comes out this year
  • Grolsch - April 6, 2010 9:42 p.m.

    mmmmmm dot-riffic!!!!!
  • phoenix_wings - April 6, 2010 8:12 p.m.

    This game looks pretty awesome. It's a secret to everybody!!!

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