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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!