No More Heroes Moves into Paradise on PS3

Konami bringing Grasshopper's actioner exclusively to Sony's console with new bosses, motion-control support in 2011.

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Grasshopper Manufacture won wide acclaim for its action game No More Heroes in 2008, but the game's initial run was limited to the notoriously Mature-rating adverse Wii. However, in late 2009, reports out of Japan indicated that the title would receive a high-definition redux on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, an eventuality that occurred in the island nation in April of this year.

It would appear as if No More Heroes' mechanics will be the same.

Now, North American audiences will also have a chance to experience Travis Touchdown's exploits in high def--on the PlayStation 3, at least. Today, Konami announced No More Heroes: Heroes' Paradise would be released exclusively on Sony's console in the US. Developed by AQ Interactive, the game is currently scheduled for a 2011 release.

Directed by Killer 7 creator Suda-51, 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. Whereas these controls were handled by the Wii Remote in Nintendo's version of the game, Heroes Paradise will make use of Sony's Move motion-controller setup.

Move controls aren't the only addition made by AQ. The studio has also added more boss characters to the game, as well as improved the artificial intelligence of No More Heroes' enemies. Players will also be able to face off against previously defeated bosses in the newly added Rebout mode. Lastly, Viewer mode lets gamers watch the game's cutscenes without playing through the game.

Discussion

139 comments
rageman45
rageman45

I can't wait to get this game.

DanielL5583
DanielL5583

@Adema938 It was released on the XBOX 360, but exclusively to Japan. And as it seems, Europe, Australia and America ain't getting it on the 360.

Adema938
Adema938

i'm excited,why does it say also on the xbox 360?

Dark_sageX
Dark_sageX

oh for god sakes! I just bought the Wii version last week! I HATE when things like this happen :(

Phil-teh-Pirate
Phil-teh-Pirate

Thank you. Thank you for realising that some games deserve to be given to a much wider audience. Now, maybe we can see a Madworld port? Maybe House of the Dead Overkill? This will be a Day 1 Import for me.

Nintenddo
Nintenddo

Since I missed it for the wii ill get it for the ps3

giddyupgroudon
giddyupgroudon

NMH sucked on PS3/360 because they didn't d o it right, all they did was add HD graphics and screw the controls up. Wii > PS3, NMH will always be a Wii exclusive.

XanderZane
XanderZane

Cool. Glad MOVE is optional, as I probably would just use the controller. Wonder why they didn't make a XBox 360 version. Maybe it'll come later as an anthology.

Jonny_Tanna
Jonny_Tanna

I hope Dark Star and Helter Skelter will be made playable.

SicklySunStorm
SicklySunStorm

"Whereas these controls were handled by the Wii Remote in Nintendo's version of the game, Heroes Paradise will make use of Sony's Move motion-controller setup." You know, if they hadn't told me that, I would have NEVER figured that out. tsk

solidine
solidine

This is the first thing I've heard that managed to pique my interest in Move controls. The extras also sound really sweet. I don't want to pay full price for it though, I already have both on the Wii. When it drops a bit I'll definitley pick it up. Unless any of you doods wanna pick me up a copy. Do any of you doods wanna get me a copy?

mafiakill55
mafiakill55

this game already came out in japan like last year 4 da ps3 so if u get japanese version u dont have to worry about getting the move bec i got this game last month

helldew
helldew

yeah the guy is supposed to look like hes jacking off the game is filled with humor like that and its actually really funny.

SneekyRatchet
SneekyRatchet

is it just me and my sick mind or is the dude on the pic jerking off? =O

l777l
l777l

Fortunately, Move is (only) optional with this game.

d_brown44
d_brown44

Was really debating on buying this from over seas and I never did. Now I'm glad I didn't. Can't wait

SDBusDriver1979
SDBusDriver1979

Is the PS3 version going to have the censored blood or not?

youngsexynerd
youngsexynerd

AWSOME this is like the main game ive wanted to play that was exclusive to wii,, haha hell yea this is got me exited, glad i bought the playstation move, cant wait for this, an the game the fight is looking real good to, ima have to pick that one up soon to!!

bowlingotter
bowlingotter

@DeadSarow It's an interesting thought, but if you've played the Wii version, you'd probably agree that this doesn't seem tailored to work well with Kinect, unless it used a control scheme which also involved use of the gamepad. If the game could be played entirely with a gamepad, though, then I don't see why Xbox couldn't have it as well.

bowlingotter
bowlingotter

@codezer0 I bought No More Heroes for Wii, too. And yeah, I'm definitely getting the PS3 version. This is a great game for an HD redux, and the Move is much more responsive and accurate than the Wii controls.

edpeterson
edpeterson

Wow this is one of the few games that actually looks better on the Wii than on the PS3 :shock:

cyanidebakesale
cyanidebakesale

This is a game that would benefit strongly from a Shadow of the Colossus style remake. The bosses were excellent, however the fodder enemies were bland, tedious, and repetitive. No increased AI could fix that.

thingta42
thingta42

Now i will buy it.. , PS3 Move = Wii HD

DeadSarow
DeadSarow

Sounds awesome. Does anyone think it will be released for 360?

sgt-hawkins
sgt-hawkins

if you have not played this game than you should it was great on the wii and will hopefully be even better with move

berzerk0912
berzerk0912

Yes!! Now we can play it the way it was meant to be seen. Can't wait for Madworld.

XtremeGuardian
XtremeGuardian

I always wanted to try this game out, but don't own a wii. I am excited to give this a run with the new PS Move.

Snicker-Man
Snicker-Man

now more people could have more funny playing travis touchdown that take a s*** to save the game and jerks off to recharge his sword :)

Colonel-Snake
Colonel-Snake

@codezer0 You're one of the saddest trolls I ever seen lol. Your whole post is just ridiculous. Seems like you got a grudge against Sony. I could easily list a ton of games that use to be exclusive to Sony which went to both the Wii, and Microsoft. Oh yea I don't see any of you complaining. Gotta Love the double standards.

xatman911
xatman911

I like that: "Viewer mode lets gamers watch the game's cutscenes without playing through the game. " I wish every game had this.

atopp399
atopp399

Too bad they are spending money/time making this compatible with motion controls instead of using the time and money on improving/lengthening the story or improving the controls or other aspects of the game. But I guess it is great for those who do like the motion controls. I am just not a big fan of optional accessories.

Skargamer
Skargamer

But I'm kinda upset how some of the AAA exclusives on both the Wii and the Xbox 360 (Mass Effect 2) are moving on to the PS3. Makes me wish I had one...but then again I love my Xbox for a lot of other games too.

Skargamer
Skargamer

So it's basically No More Heroes, but with better graphics? Cool.

Loucetios
Loucetios

Valen_Ca It's been confirmed optional

codezer0
codezer0

Sorry, but the game belongs on the Wii. And shoehorning Move support for $ony is just the icing on the cake. The extra bosses bit sounds cool and all, but is it really worth it after all this time? I bought NMH on the Wii the day it launched. I fail to see what makes this one so worth it, especially on a system that seems hell bent on losing more functionality in every so-called update released by its manufacturer (yes, I'm looking at you, Sony).

Smithers2286
Smithers2286

I bet Suda is upset about this. I know he sees the series as only belonging on a Nintendo console. He's even stated that the third game will be exclusive for the nex-gen Nintendo console. Well, they can add all they want but it will never have the original flare the first one did on Wii.

IrshDrkWlf
IrshDrkWlf

@Darkrush000 The Mass Effect series was never a 360 exclusive as there was a PC version. Besides with most Bioware titles always have a PC version. An exclusive is only for a single platform (excluding emulators), if it comes out of two platforms it is not exclusive. This is one of the reasons I do not have a 360 because most supposed exclusives are either PC same day or will be soon enough, not to mention most 360 exclusives come out for PS3 will more side quests, items, and updated looks.

gudni
gudni

Great game! Funny how they call it a PS3 exclusive just because it has a slightly extended name and a few modifications. Did you know that the Wii has an "exclusive" Modern warfare game called Reflex...!?

IrshDrkWlf
IrshDrkWlf

This was a great game on the Wii, it is kind of odd that Konami is the publisher for the PS3 version and not Ubisoft who published the original two titles on Wii. If you have a Wii then you should own these games. @Valen Ca Its hard to say if a regular controller will be used, but I think so as most Move titles have controller back up for gamers who don't have the Move yet or prefer controllers. This game was a lot of fun because of the Wiimote action, so if you already have the move I would suggest using that instead of standard.

TevoxZi
TevoxZi

@Valen_Ca Would assume it's not mandatory, as the Japanese version of NMH can be played with a controller as well.

lightwarrior179
lightwarrior179

I am disappointed that it's not coming for 360 unlike the Japanese release. Although I reckon Konami is mainly targeting the Move audience with this release so it makes sense.

Valen_Ca
Valen_Ca

I wonder if Move will be mandatory for the game or if it is just optional.

MooncalfReviews
MooncalfReviews

Hahahaha! Now PS3 owners can also experience this absolutely vacuous, childish trash! :D

kavadias1981
kavadias1981

I already own the first one on Wii and I will be picking up numero deux very soon, so no, I wont be getting this for my PS3, still, I wouldn't say no to No More Heroes 3 on the PS3!