This moves: first footage of 3D Dot Game Heroes

Ever since we got our first look at From Software’s 3D Dot Game Heroes, the general sentiment has been that we love the way it looks, but we’re all dying to see some actual video. Well, today you can rejoice, for I have brought you … a thing.

That thing is a new trailer, giving us our first look at the game in motion. We knew 3D Dot Game Heroes was going to be very Zelda-like, and as you can see above, that’s true not just in terms of weapons but also in its music and the way it moves. In fact, it quite literally looks like a sprite game in 3D, right down to its hoppity character animation.

I’m not sure what else I expected after weeks of seeing screenshots, but I’m still impressed with just how well it captures the classic retro feel of the games it pays homage to. Watching enemies explode into clouds of tiny blocks has me hoping ever harder that this one comes stateside. Take a look for yourself and let us know what you think.

[Via Andriasang]

Topher Cantler