The age rating boards tend to reveal games before their official announcement.
This time, the Taiwan Digital Game Rating Committee is the one that revealed something. Namely, No More Heroes. That game is old, you say. Yeah, but it’s rated for the Nintendo Switch. It’s not available on that platform at the moment! No More Heroes was first developed for the Nintendo Wii. (Release dates: Japan – December 2007, North America – January 2008, EU and Australia – March 2008.) Grasshopper Manufacture has tuned this game a bit further with the help of feelplus and AO Interactive, resulting in a game called No More Heroes: Heroes’ Paradise. (Japan: April 2010, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360; Red Zone Edition with PlayStation Move-support: July 2011. Europe – May 2011. North America – August 2011. It has Move support in the West out of the box.)
This port was bound to happen. Last July, Dengeki PlayStation, a Japanese publication, asked Goichi Suda, also known as Suda51, the director of the No More Heroes series, about the previous entries of the series getting new ports. „Yes. We’re currently in talks with [intellectual property holder] Marvelous to make that happen. It’s in positive consideration, so I hope we’ll be able to make a good announcement.” Well, he can prepare for that shortly, it seems.
„No More Heroes tells the story of Travis Touchdown, an anime fan who lives in the fictional town of Santa Destroy, California. After an unexpected turn of events, Travis finds himself at the bottom of an Assassins’ organization. Travis will have to prove himself worthy and defeat 10 other bloodthirsty killers – all with deep stories of their own – to make his way to the top of the assassins league,” the game’s overview says.
Since No More Heroes 3 is exclusive to the Nintendo Switch (and its first gameplay video was showcased in the background of a video, making Suda51 a troll), porting the first game would make sense.
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