No More Heroes 2 is rated M for Mature by the ESRB and contains blood and gore, intense violence, partial nudity, sexual themes, and strong language, all of which may be featured in this review.
Released in 2010, No More Heroes 2 definitely had a lot to live up to. The first title in the series developed quite the following, making it one of the most appealing Wii exclusives from third party publishers. And while No More Heroes 2 does a lot of things right, there are some issues with the title.
Hit the jump to find out in our video review of No More Heroes 2!
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In a recent interview from Siliconera with the head of Marvelous Entertainment they mentioned that the Parallax heavy game Muramasa : The Demon Blade might benefit from the 3D effect. Tomio Kanazawa responded favorably saying “That’s a pretty good idea! That is one of the many things we think our fans want, and we want to provide to them,”.
Marvelous has been confirmed to be working on several 3DS projects. One of which is a new Harvest Moon game and the other is Animal Resort.
There is also rumor going around that Muramasa may be ported to HD consoles such as the PS3 and Xbox 360 as a downloadable product.
Yesterday, Marvelous Entertainment announced that they are giving Half-Minute Hero fans a second helping of the PlayStation Portable exclusive. But if you were expecting any mode aside from Hero 30, you will be disappointed.
Half-Minute Hero’s sequel drops the three other modes available in the title in favor for a more in-depth Hero 30 mode with five full scenarios. Marvelous has announced details on two scenarios so far, each with their own different goals: Hero 30 Judgement has the hero trying to escape the gates of hell while fighting demons, while Hero 30 Revolution has players playing as a princess trying to escape curfew.
The title will have over 90 levels, but the fun doesn’t stop there. Players can make their own levels, play co-op missions, and more.
The half-minute hero returns in a true sequel to the 2009 PlayStation Portable exclusive, Half-Minute Hero. While the title has been announced, little details have released.
Previously there was a spiritual sequel that also hit the PlayStation Portable, but it never released outside of Japan. Hopefully, XSeed Games and Rising Star Games, the publishers of the original title outside of Japan, will pick this one up for localization.
Earlier this year, Marvelous Entertainment released a Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 port of the previously Wii exclusive No More Heroes. Ubisoft, the usual publisher in North America, backed out saying they had no interest in publishing it. But it seems another publishing may have taken the bait.
Siliconera had an interview at E3 with Ignition Entertainment, who has published the Wii exclusive Muramasa: The Demon Blade and are currently localizing Arc Rise Fantasia. The publisher said they had their eyes on the title, but backed away because they “believe that another publisher will publish it.”
That quote is a little vague unfortunately. It’s hard to tell if they know another publisher (Xseed Games maybe?) who are looking into it, or if they just think some one else is going to pick it up.
Siliconera also asked Ignition Entertainment about Sakura Note, a DS RPG also developed by Marvelous Entertainment. Unfortunately, this title isn’t so lucky. Apparently the company believes DS piracy is bad enough that the title wouldn’t perform well here.
Marvelous Entertainment, who has developed titles like Little King’s Story and published No More Heroes in Japan, hasn’t been having much luck. Despite developing some pretty solid titles on Wii, PSP, and DS, sales of most of their titles were lackluster. As a result, the company is making some major changes.
First up, they are cutting all development of new I.P.s, so we won’t be seeing anymore new franchises from them for now. Second of all, they are shifting their focus on developments. They will be having a major focus on browser based titles. As for traditional games, they will be changing their focus to the PlayStation Portable where they have been seeing the most success.
Marvelous compares their situation to Cing, who worked on Little King’s Story with them. The company fears if they don’t make some major changes soon, they will be going bankrupt as well.
Marvelous Entertainment said they wish to work on the Nintendo 3DS when given the opportunity, but they aren’t sure what exactly they will be developing for it yet.
VideoGamesDaily.com’s Rupert Higham recently spoke with Suda 51 for the upcoming European release of No More Heroes 2. The interview was light on No More Heroes 2 talk, but there was a bit of talk about the future of the franchise.
Suda 51 spoke about the possibilities of a No More Heroes spin off. He said that he would like to use another character instead of Travis. “There is a robot character in the game called Glastonbury. It might be interesting making a game with the robot – maybe a shooting game.” Suda went on to clarify that it would be a shmup and not a first person shooter or anything of that sort.
With No More Heroes 2 only launched in one region so far, Suda 51 has no concrete plans for a third entry in the franchise. But, he does have a good idea of what platform he would like it to appear on. “I’m not sure if it’s possible to do it right now and there are no definite plans for No More Heroes 3 yet, but if I do, I want to make it on the new Wii – Wii 2.”
Europeans can check out No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle April 30th exclusively on the Wii.
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Last we heard of No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle in Europe is that the title will be coming late April for Europe. Now Europeans can mark their calenders for April 30th which is when No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle will be in stores.
Get ready to have a KITTY PARTY Europe!
No More Heroes: Heroes’ Paradise was delayed in Japan a few days ago. We still don’t know whether or not the title will actually make it here.
From the sounds of it, the title will have English voice acting, so players should probably be able to kind of feel their way around the game. It will probably be a piece of cake to play through if you have already played the Wii version, but I’d just wait awhile to see if some one brings it over though.
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New Zealand and Australia can expect to pick up No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle around the same time as Europe, late April.
Like the European version, this version will be uncensored as well. Keeping all the blood and gore that the North American version of the game has.
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