No More Heroes headed for 360, PS3 - Report

Japanese magazine scans suggest Grasshopper Manufacture's original Wii action game is making the leap to Sony and Microsoft's systems.

No More Heroes might be headed to some more platforms. According to purported scans of Japanese magazine Famitsu from the Wii@Everyday blog, Grasshopper Manufacture's over-the-top Wii action game is headed for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.

Though he comes across as something of a hound, Travis is really a cat person.

According to the scans (as translated by GameSpot), No More Heroes: Hero's Playground will be a revamped version of the original No More Heroes with a handful of new features, including the new Very Sweet mode. By meeting certain requirements in the game, players will be able to unlock new revealing costumes for the female characters to wear during cutscenes and in the heat of action. Details on how the game's Wii-specific controls will be adapted to the Xbox 360 and PS3 controllers are expected to be revealed at a later date.

Directed by Killer 7 creator Suda-51, who recently struck a publishing deal with Electronic Arts, No More Heroes presents a hyperstylized and violent world of fanboy fantasies. The game's protagonist, Travis Touchdown, is tasked with ascending the ranks of an assassin's guild by murdering all of his competition. In addition to becoming the world's greatest assassin, Travis hopes his efforts will win the affections of his beautiful and mysterious benefactor. Along with a unique visual style, the game features motion-sensing controls to slash with Touchdown's Jedi-esque lightsaber or perform pro wrestling moves on foes.

For more on the original No More Heroes, check out GameSpot's review. The Wii sequel, No More Heroes: Desperate Struggle, is set for a January release.

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206 comments
Warlord_Irochi
Warlord_Irochi

I just read on the net that this game will come uncensored in X360 and Censored in PS3. (PS3 version got a Zero-D ratting and X360 a Zero-Z ratting). Seems this comes since the X360 port is base on the US version, and the PS3 one in the EU/Jp version, wich, imo, is extremely weird... Maybe a way for MS to attract more costumers in japan? in any case, any confirmation about this?

wolf0
wolf0

yes the only game i liked when i ad my wii but i dont know if it will play as good

Hanzoadam
Hanzoadam

Thats awesome i wanted to play this and heard great things but Its on wii and Dont do wii

mjnoir1
mjnoir1

pretty good news i was sorry i wasn't able to play nmh since i dont own a wii or plan to. i'm glad to hear they are going to offer it to other consoles maybe they will finally make some money!

6h05tly
6h05tly

I wonder if Desperate Stuggle will get the same treatment...

OGKNav
OGKNav

Hopefully they'll do the same with monster Hunter 3

jubino
jubino

Well now I have no reason to get a Wii. I had one before, and this game was really the only one that made me regret selling it. Looks like I still made the right choice.

Somebody89
Somebody89

Not surprised that they want to make more money and open the game to a bigger audience that would want to play this.

livinitup01
livinitup01

@im-a-roustabout Haha, my comment was for the PS3/360 owners who say Wii is for babies, that's all. They say Wii has bad graphics, gimmicky control and lacklustre games so my response is that they shouldn't get Wii exclusives if they think Wii sucks so much. No More Heroes is a prime example. Wii gamers want games that are on other platforms but when the games try and transition so much is taken out that the game sucks. Dead Rising: Chop Tii You Drop, anyone? All in all, I hope the 360/PS3 gamers like No More Heroes when it comes out and I hope it gets a graphical upgrade too. If this game still doesn't sell well then we know why Wii exclusives shouldn't be ported.

im-a-roustabout
im-a-roustabout

@livinitup01 Share and share alike man. Do you sleep a little bit more soundly at night knowing nobody can play some of your precious games b/c they're exclusive? That's the problem with humanity these days, not only do you want something, but you gotta be the only person who gets it.

im-a-roustabout
im-a-roustabout

@Evil_Robo House of the dead? I don't remember ever wanting to play that game at all. As for No More Heroes I bought that game for a friend for his Wii cuz selfishly I wanted to play that game. Was extremely boring, and he sold it along with the Wii to get I think a 360 I can't remember what console he bought after that. And that was after playing Galaxy. Sorry but when China Town wars sold horribly on the DS it prompted it to be released on the psp. M rated games sell horribly on the Wii, that has been proven time and time again, and for some reason extremely horribly on the DS. They know that they can reach a wider fan base of this kind of niche market by defecting to the other consoles. So no, I don't think this would want me to get a wii and start playing ga-----oh n/m there are no real games for the thing.

Junior_AIN
Junior_AIN

@Evil_Robo : Does it change the fact it sold pathetically for a 55 million userbase console? I guess no. Stop lying to yourself, it sold so well that now it's losing exclusivity. They think the next game will make up for it with the popularity gained, but it will be just as a failure.

cosmostein77
cosmostein77

Releasing M rated games for Wii is clearly a blackhole of resources.

chavandy18
chavandy18

@lostn which i seriously doubt it will sell well, i mean Chinatown wars was ported to the psp and it sold even worse. and i think NMH on ps3 and 360 is only exclusive to japan anyway they never mentioned NA/EU release at all... as a nintendo fan its my duty to say that when this game is released on ps3 and 360 it pails in comparison to the other 360 and ps3 games, i mean come on the heroes paradise visuals can easily be done on wii

Mr_Bodywave
Mr_Bodywave

@Evil Robo: that "etc." isn't much though. When they list those titles there are a small handful that people wish were on 360/PS3. as in under 10. Look at the top games--there just aren't that many great games on teh Wii. I think under 10 90+ games at metacritic.

Evil_Robo
Evil_Robo

@Junior_AIN. "It sold pathetically on the Wii".....yet earned a sequel and enough recognition to warrant a multiformat release. No More heroes sold slowly! But more than enough to turn a profit and build up a fanbase. @lostn. You think getting an old Wii game as opposed to its newer sequel spells the end for the Wii? Or does it attract people to the Wii to play the latest game? Imho, people complain the Wii has no hardcore games, yet always go, "I really wish Madworld, No More Heroes, Mario, Darkside Chronicles, House of the dead etc was on the 360 or PS3. I appreciate fanboys will always take an opportunity to have a dig at a rival console, but put some forsight into it first eh?

Junior_AIN
Junior_AIN

Sold pathetically on the Wii, it was a natural thing to do, just didn't expect to take this much long for them to realize that.

lostn
lostn

Didn't sell well on the Wii. If it sells better on the 360 and PS3, you can pretty much kiss goodbye to any hardcore games on the Wii. A game made for a console with 3x as many units sold as the PS3/360 is outsold by a 2 year late port on the less popular consoles? The Wii as a console for hardcore gamers is dead, or rather, never lived.

wahyudil
wahyudil

its time I think ... for every exclusive hit in wii transfered into other consoles ...

9thedevilmaycry
9thedevilmaycry

it might be the right control stick for finishing moves or wepon clashes. also most likly it will come out when the seqeul comes out, which wont sell really well for 3 resons 1- every body would allready have the game. 2- people would be more exited about the sequel (inless the sequel also releses for the ps3 and 360 3- (possibly) the game will cost more on the ps3 and 360

Infrared187
Infrared187

Do all you people commenting on the sales on Wii realise this is Suda's best selling game ever? Anyway, this game is going to get eaten alive on the HD consoles, with the likes of Bayonetta, Ninja Gaiden, Devil May Cry and God Of War, all far better games, available. The game got a pass because there was really nothing else like it on Wii, and I wouldn't be surprised if the PS3 and 360 versions combined don't even sell as much as the Wii version.

livinitup01
livinitup01

Great, now the PS3/360 people want other Wii-exclusives. Hope it doesn't happen. I'm just curious to see how this one sells on the 360/PS3. If this one doesn't do good even after a killer advertising campaign then stick to keeping Wii exclusives exclusive.

VXLbeast
VXLbeast

I think it will lose some of its charm and...er...humor without the motion controls. Even still, I am glad everyone is going to have a chance to play this hit title.

Lisandro_v22
Lisandro_v22

great I hope they get Galaxy, Zelda and Metroid Other M next that would make many people's lives easier

ebonyflame
ebonyflame

If it bombs on the 'bigger more powerful' systems, then games on the Wii will probably not be getting makeovers anymore which is fine as they were made for Wii for a reason.

WARHOPPER74
WARHOPPER74

So is this the first one or the sequel

TSNAKE617
TSNAKE617

It probably won't be as good without the motion controls, but it shouldn't be too bad.

Stryder_18
Stryder_18

The first one was alot of fun! I can't wait to play the sequel!

NuKkU
NuKkU

awesome i might pick this up

Tr5978
Tr5978

Damn it...I just spoiled myself by watching Youtube vids the other day because I thought I'd never get to play No More Heroes. Oh well.

grove12345
grove12345

hopefully using Natal and PS3 motion thingy. Now if Capcom can release MH tri on PS3/360.

kvan33
kvan33

I played Killer 7 years ago. That was 15 hours of my life I'd love to get back.

UnknownForm
UnknownForm

Moral of article:Mature games aren't ment for Nintendo consoles...

DrKill09
DrKill09

Next I want Madworld on the PS3! :D

mikal91
mikal91

gess it might hv bin enevitable at sum point. 450,000 sold on a console thats sold nearly 60million aint tht gud though it is a very gud (though at times borin) game.

bm1212
bm1212

I was surprised when I first heard the news and I didnt know what to think. I have played the wii version and it wasnt half bad and I wonder the developers have in store for the ps3 and 360 version. I am not very excited though and am not going to pre-order the game straight away when it is announced. I would rather wait for the reviews and then make my decision from there. I hope it is good though.

x-2tha-z
x-2tha-z

@ Nini200 I didn't say all Wii owners. I said most. I'm a Wii owner and I've never played those games I mentioned. I mentioned those three games because I remember Carnival Games sold very well when it was released, Peppa Pig is the number 1 pre-ordered Wii game on the web site I buy my games from (play.com), and I seen a Wheel of Fortune game the last time I was in my local game store. Go to any game site and look at the top ten sellers and pre-orders for the 360, PS3 and Wii. I think you'll agree that there's more crap games in the Wii's top ten.

Petri87
Petri87

Wow, This wasn't expected at all. Its not like Suda 51 had said over and over and over again that he wants to make a game on the 360.

VectrexFanBoy
VectrexFanBoy

they should release with alongside xbox's natal and ps3's motion sensing. = )

melty3219
melty3219

this was expected because GOOD games on the wii dont sell, clearly wii owners rather buy trash then good quality games.

Marcster1994
Marcster1994

Well, at least EVERYONE(Wii,PS3, or 360 owners) can enjoy this awesome game

Mr_Bodywave
Mr_Bodywave

Maybe they will actually get some decent sales if they are on the 360/PS3.

theshoveller
theshoveller

Eh, this makes me kind of happy. I always thought it looked good, but was a little hesitant to rent it because of how it's set up. I have all three systems and both portables, and trying to be as unbiased as possible, it just seems to me a lot of Wii games are somewhat gimmicky. It works well for Metroid Prime and Umbrella Chronicles, but everything else was kind of.... blah. Although I DID get Onechanbara recently from a friend, and that is fun, so who knows? Either way, this is a good thing overall (as I heard it wasn't a huge hit on the Wii.)

enoslives7
enoslives7

The wii should have never had this game. Soccer-moms and 6 year olds have no need for hardcore games.

KaizerJinn
KaizerJinn

@fkbwii that would be possible, if enough hardcore gamers would actually use their Wii... LoL.

Zerosumgame
Zerosumgame

that is good for xbox, but unfortunate for PS3...

capitalthoughts
capitalthoughts

It is always funny to see PS3 and X360 fanboys jumping up and down like little school girls for a game from a system that they often say is the worst system in history. Since it is from the Wii, it must suck because the Wii can't do and doesn't have hardcore titles. The game is great, but you all make yourselves who are trashing the Wii with this announcemet soud like idiots. You would not be seeing this port if No More Heroes had not been a good seller on the Wii, and of course, like with Modern Warfare for PS3 and X60, the Wii is getting NMH2 first.