Western gamers will be offered the next No More Heroes game, Heroes Paradise, later this year. The game will be available exclusively for the PlayStation 3 console and only in Europe and North America and will support Sony’s new motion sensing gaming system for the PS3 called Move. This game is also being seen as an HD port of the No More Heroes title that was released for the Nintendo Wii in 2007, the brainchild of Goichi Suda, the head of Grasshopper Manufacture.
A charity event was held by Suda last night for promoting his new game Shadows of the Damned and also raising money for the Japanese tsunami and earthquake victims. It was here that he declared to the media that he was considering the new title in the No More Heroes franchise. He said that it wasn’t going to happen soon, but he was interested in the project. If it is created, the next game will be the third in the No More Heroes series. Konami will be the developer for this particular title and AQ Interactive will handle the development.
According to sources, this new title will be nothing but an HD version of the original No More Heroes game. The game is set up in a hyperstylized and violent world of fantasies of a fanboy with a protagonist named Travis Touchdown whose aim is to rise up through the ranks of a guild of assassins by killing all those who compete with him. Along with the addition of the Move controls in the game, AQ has also added a host of new characters in the form of bosses in the game and also improved the game’s AI interface. There’s also a Viewer mode in the game which will let the gamers watch all the cut scenes without actually playing through the whole game.
Misleading title. The game is little more then an HD port as mentioned of a game that came out 4 years ago on Wii. Why anyone would grab this instead of the Wii version is beyond me as you can grab both that original AND the sequel and still probably pay less then you would on this old port.