No More Heroes headed stateside in February

Ubisoft to bring Goichi Suda's Wii-exclusive slasher to North American audiences next year.

With wholesome heroes such as Link and Mario fronting for the Nintendo Wii, it can be jarring when a graphically violent or explicit game is slated for the platform. That goes doubly so when the game is an exclusive. However, such is the case with Killer7 designer Goichi Suda's No More Heroes. Today, Ubisoft announced that it would publishing No More Heroes in North America, and that the game would arrive in February for the Wii.

Precision cleaving.

Developed by Suda's Grasshoper studio, No More Heroes presents a hyperstylized, graphic adventure in the same vein as Killer7. The game's protagonist, Travis Touchdown, is tasked with ascending the ranks of an assassin's guild by proving his worth and murdering his competition. Along with a unique visual style, the game features motion-sensing controls to slash with Touchdown's Jedi-esque lightsaber or grapple with foes.

No More Heroes has not been rated or priced. Check out GameSpot's previous coverage for more on the game.

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ollbom
ollbom

Looks awsome, I hope it will get released in Europe as well

YukoAsho
YukoAsho

It's good to see someone taking a chance on an M-rated Wii title. It's sad, however, that the game will probably end up like Killer 7: garnering a dedicated cult following but not much else.

dakirbydude
dakirbydude

This game looks like fun... We need good wii titles anyway.

Jebril
Jebril

I say a story for this game in GameInformer and instantly I was hooked to it, its a game I've been following up for a while, this game is probably gonna be like Killer 7 not everyone will like it but it will become a cult classic.

MrSickVisionz
MrSickVisionz

Could be fun. The controls will make or break this.

Dolacide
Dolacide

Glad to hear it is coming over for sure.

Rect_Pola
Rect_Pola

I figured they'd try to bring it over since they showed it and told us about it at previous E3 shows and on. It looks so awesome. I hope they built a good waggle interface. It can make or break a game on any system, but it's an especially tender area on the Wii.

slayer1090
slayer1090

Phew... i remembered an artical that said it's a Japan Exclusive and i was pissed. but all that's over. WOOT!!! No More Heroes is gonna kick ass.

slayer1090
slayer1090

Phew... i remembered an artical that said it's a Japan Exclusive and i was pissed. but all that's over. WOOT!!! No More Heroes is gonna kick ass.

John_of_Fire
John_of_Fire

This game looks great. I am really glad to see it come stateside. Too bad I don't have a Wii.

ColdfireTrilogy
ColdfireTrilogy

Lol i totally miss understood this title ... i thought there was some Heroes tv series knock of game that wasn't going to make it state side ..... LMAO i feel like a goonie! oh well good to see some adult content on the Wii it needs a more broad audience: P

Tenjikuronin
Tenjikuronin

An M rated game for the Wii......its good for diversifying the lineup.

Bahgahyahduh
Bahgahyahduh

I've been waiting for this game to be anounced for awhile. Now that it finally has, I'm finally happy, all I'm waiting for now that I want to be released in the states is Yakuza 2.

mattsand1990
mattsand1990

Actually, according to the game's website, it already has been rated a D rating from CERO. The equivilent of ESRB's M. Still, most anticipated game here as well.

Redgarl
Redgarl

HAHA... my most anticipated Wii game... With Too Human, it's easily my most anticipated game on the new consoles.

VagrantChild24
VagrantChild24

Sweet, I've been waiting for more info on this game. Now if only Nibris would say something about Sadness....

kails
kails

Man this maybe the start of nintendos own GTA game!

Jedilink109
Jedilink109

This is OBVIOUSLY going to be rated M. Haha. I'm good though, I'm old enough! :D

mattg90520
mattg90520

this is def. great news. ive been expecting this game for quite some time now

6h05tly
6h05tly

I'm definately excited for this one, and it's coming sooner than I've expected it would :P

BrunoBRS
BrunoBRS

good to rent, not to get... interesting though

BlueFlameBat
BlueFlameBat

Wii exclusive? If history has taught me anything about a third-party's "exclusive" in Nintendo's case since the Nintendo 64, it's that, if they are ever any good, they don't stay exclusive for long. Nice try, UbiSoft, but I'm not buying it.

MoldOnHold
MoldOnHold

I've been anticipating this for a long time, and I'm certain it will deliver!

keeperofgames
keeperofgames

This game looks like a cross between Star Wars and Grand Theft Auto... I'M SOLD!!!!!

SpareJesus
SpareJesus

I've been waiting for this game for ages..come to Europe soon!

Guest_1001
Guest_1001

Given that I had a severe dislike of Killer7, I'll give this one a miss.

kuroinindato
kuroinindato

already got a Wii and still enjoy ;) a European release would be neat as well, especially coming from Ubisoft, lol still have to play Killer7, such a hassle to find a 'Cube version nowadays...

Sim_genius
Sim_genius

You havent even played the game Runner >_> I really liked Killer 7 so I am excited for this, it's one of the few reasons to buy a Wii.

allmybase
allmybase

It's lovely to hear that one of the more obscure Wii games will be getting some love here in the States. Should I manage to acquire a Wii by that time, I'll be sure to check it out, especially since I have yet to play Killer 7. Plus, the game looks like it's got that eccentric edge I like in things.