TGS 2008: Some More Heroes Wii-bound next year

[UPDATE]: Marvelous Entertainment preps Desperate Struggle, followup to Suda-51's cult hit No More Heroes; European and North American publishers confirmed.

A week before No More Heroes went on sale in North America earlier this year, Grasshopper Manufacture CEO Goichi Suda told GameSpot he was already eager to jump into a sequel. It appears as if the self-styled punk game developer is going to get his wish, as a teaser trailer for No More Heroes: Desperate Struggle has been spotted on a number of sites on this, the first day of the 2008 Tokyo Game Show.

The trailer shows the original game's protagonist Travis Touchdown sporting a partially obscured T-shirt that appears to read "Travis strikes again." In the brief clip, Travis flashes out his beam katana, yells "I'll be back," and jumps into battle with an outlandishly armed female adversary. The trailer ends with the shorthand "NMH 2" giving way to a logo for No More Heroes: Desperate Struggle.

If a series of flags shown at the outset of the trailer is anything to go by, Grasshopper will again be developing the game while Marvelous Entertainment will handle publishing duties, at least in Japan. Rising Star Games and Ubisoft published the original game in Europe and North America, respectively.

The teaser trailer gave no indication as to the platform(s) on which Desperate Struggle will be released. Regardless, the game won't be able to command Suda's undivided attention. The auteur (often known by his nickname, SUDA-51), is also working on a collaborative project with Resident Evil creator Shinji Mikami for Electronic Arts. That project is being developed using Epic Games' Unreal Engine 3, and is set for release on the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and Nintendo Wii.

[UPDATE]: During Marvelous Entertainment's TGS International Press Event today, the company offered a few more details about Desperate Struggle. The game is only being developed for the Wii, is set for release next year, and is being made by the original No More Heroes creative team. International publishing has also already been arranged, as Rising Star will again handle the European release, while Marvelous will copublish the title in North America through a deal with Xseed Games.

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Fat_Boy_Skinny
Fat_Boy_Skinny

I think in nmh2 they should add motion plus but only to use as a sort of free style finisher that would be awesome(but for grabs it should be kept linear) because the strict finishers did get boring but i agree with everything else finaleve said

TheBlackSpeed
TheBlackSpeed

I can't wait to own the second one. The first was very humorous and fun to play. Plus, it was just an overall damn good game. I'm sure this will be even better. Hopefully this is a sign of the Wii doing even bigger things in '09.

finaleve
finaleve

Motion Plus would be a bad idea guys. The reason NMH was good was because of the lack of motion. The only time you really, really swung your arms around was either doing a finishing move or the part time jobs. Motion Plus would seriously kill the game with the amount of action that goes on in the game. NMH was honestly the best Wii game. They do need to fix the game a lot though. Boss fights were boring (though each boss was cool in their own way), needed more part time jobs...they were surprisingly fun, and the hub needs a bit of improvements. Needed to be a bit more exciting (like surprise challenges from the "low ranked assassins" or something)

BlueKazoo20
BlueKazoo20

Hmm. It's a shame Ubisoft didn't want to publish the second one. Doesn't matter, though, 'cause we're still getting it! Can't wait!

Hellmonkey012
Hellmonkey012

I loved the first one. If they can fix some of the cinks it will be awesome!!!!!

Crusader-Z
Crusader-Z

i wish you could ride cars now...or--at least customizing the awesome motor bike..

sgt-hawkins
sgt-hawkins

ohio yankee did you even play the first game do you even play games imho there should be more games like this for the wii

RTRGRZA
RTRGRZA

I'm already excited for it!

ivan_the_one
ivan_the_one

The first NMH was a fresh and innovative game taht was a joy to play... I hope that this time around they come up with more enjoyable side missions.

mastiffchild
mastiffchild

The first game was cool and a pleasant(and non typical)surprise for Wii owners. this one, though, now has something to live up to and hopefully old Suda can pull it out of the bag. No doubt he'll have a few more odd ideas to fit in this time as well-after all wasn't he responsible for the madness of PS2's Killer7? High hopes again after a fine first outing for Mr Touchdown.

japanesegoth
japanesegoth

yeah...if they use motion plus..they better!

LittleDuck
LittleDuck

Sweet ^^ it's called marvelous entertainment. But let's be honest, from the trailer, it appears there will be no gameplay at all.

Yue_Yuki
Yue_Yuki

Yay! I can't wait to play! I love you Travis!

xgalacticax
xgalacticax

Couldn't play the first because my Wii is dead. :( Oh well, when I get round to fixing it I guess.

TeabagChampion
TeabagChampion

No More Heroes has to be one of the coolest if not the coolest game that I've played for the Nintendo Wii. Its indeed very good news to know that they are working on a sequel, but I just find it so unfair that most of all of these conventions end up in Japan.

iamnessie
iamnessie

oh man. i'm so excited. there needs to be american merch for the game and not just japanese which are 3 sizes too small.

Jing16
Jing16

YEEEEEAAAAAAAAAHHHH!!!!!!!

macrules_640
macrules_640

Sweet it's looking good and hopefully the save system will return from the original No More Heroes as well.

rockstar_88
rockstar_88

I bought the game when it came out, but I still haven't gotten around to playing it. I'm too busy with other games, but I hope to get around to it before the game is released.

Eko_Eko_Azarak
Eko_Eko_Azarak

Sweet! That game was awesome, glad to see a sequel coming.

killB_O_T
killB_O_T

Have not played NMH yet, but after all the good comments that i have been hearing about it lately, just pickup a copy there for £16, if it is as good as everyone says it is, its a bargain

haloshalo
haloshalo

yahhh , but can they make no more walking around in the city for nothing ? just make it a good adventure game

Guybrush_3
Guybrush_3

Freaking awesome. I looooooove NMH.

sinister_id
sinister_id

definitely looking forward to this game.

mylsd
mylsd

please motion-plus, please motion-plus, PLEASE!!!

metal_snake33
metal_snake33

HELL. YES. This just made everything about today better.

ShadowJake
ShadowJake

the first was a great game which is rare on the wii so i hope that they add enough new stuff to make this one even better. this will be a definite rental if not purchase (and I hardly ever buy games cuz i have gamefly)

The_Owner
The_Owner

Yes! I've been waiting for this. Hopefully that multi-platform game Suda is working on will help give him a higher profile. This could help boost NMH:DS sales!

IBleed4Cincy
IBleed4Cincy

Hm. I still havn't played No More Heroes.

Bowser05
Bowser05

SWEET! I loved the first one and can't wait for the second. I just wish there was more to look forward to on the Wii besides this, the new Pikmin (not the re-releases darn you Nintendo!) and Mad World.

DaBu
DaBu

The first one was great, but I'm hoping they'll do so much more with the sequel.

Bowser05
Bowser05

Sweet! Loved the first, can't wait to get the second. I wish there was more to look forward to on the Wii besides this and Mad World though :-( (and the new Pikmin).

y2jg
y2jg

OH yeah son!! T. Touchdown is tha $h!T!!

Nintendo2Brawl
Nintendo2Brawl

this going to be really good game t]like the first one was it might be even better

Stryder_18
Stryder_18

Awesome I loved the First one it was hilarious and fun!!!

doctorwang12
doctorwang12

sweet this is awesome news the first one was pretty cool

MatzeEdend
MatzeEdend

Looking forward to it. I still play the first one quite often.

HyruleanLink
HyruleanLink

Good to here. Sounds like another good solid title for the Wii or mulitplatform.

AlucardsFate
AlucardsFate

@ohioyankee [sarcasm]Yes let's tell the creative guy to stop creating! Let's stay in our bubble of games that are exactly the same! [/sarcasm] Maybe it's not that people don't like his games...maybe they aren't opened minded enough to try them....a sad fact indeed. Because his games are really good.

thatguy80111
thatguy80111

Caught the trailer on youtube. I was squealing like a little girl when I saw it.