South Peak has swooped for the publishing rights to retro-inspired PS3 title 3D Dot Game Heroes in Europe.
The PS3 title is a fantasy adventure that mimics the pixelated character designs of classic ‘80s games but in a 3D world, complete with a retro ‘chip tunes’ soundtrack.
The game has received plenty of positive press so far, with critics praising its stylised look that fuses old-fashioned and modern graphical styles.
South Peak MD Jonathan Hales told MCV: “3D Dot Game Heroes is a fantastic PS3 exclusive that’s going to be a stellar title in South Peak’s 2010 line-up.
“It’s a perfect example of our intent to bring unique, quality games to Europe and we fully expect to broaden our portfolio with similar products throughout 2010 to make this South Peak Europe’s biggest year yet.”
3D Dot Game Heroes is being handled by Atlus in the US, and South Peak will be working with the publisher on a simultaneous launch with the US release date of May 11th.
Atlus’ VP of sales and marketing Tim Pivnicny said: “South Peak is the perfect publisher for 3D Dot Game Heroes in Europe. They share our enthusiasm for its charm and retro appeal, and will work hard to get the game into as many eager hands as possible.
“They also recognise the frustration European gamers feel in having to wait months after other regions to get hold of exciting releases. This is why we’re working together to deliver a simultaneous launch for US and Europe.”