Sony's Sackboy is getting the 3D Dot Game Heroes treatment. In an effort to squeeze a little more mileage out of its innovate homage to retro gaming, developer Atlus is introducing LittleBigPlanet's mashable mascot in as a playable character in 3D Dot Game Heroes, along with 50 other user created characters plucked from Atlus' Hall of Heroes sharing site.
%26ldquo;We can think of no more fitting a character to feature than one that has become synonymous with creativity and imagination in gaming: Sackboy,%26rdquo; said Aram Jabbari, Manager of Public Relations and Sales at Atlus. %26ldquo;Now, people who start up their copy of 3D Dot Game Heroes can begin their adventures through the grand Kingdom of Dotnia with one of gaming%26rsquo;s most recognizable icons.%26rdquo;
Sackboy's inclusion is part of an overall update to 3D Dot Game Heroes that will also include tweaks to the Dash Circuit mini-games, New Game+ inventory options and a fix for the loading screen art bug.
Considering 3D Dot Game Heroes' robust (if not downright intimidating) character creation system, it's possible that some gamers already have a Sackboy hacking and slashing across Dotnia. For the rest of us who gave up after one half-assed attempt at making Bender from Futurama, this is a cool gesture on Atlus' part and a decent reason to fire up that New Game +.
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