Suda 51’s latest bizarre creation finally sees release in North America.
While the Wii has become a haven for lazy developers who have quickly built up a library of ports and cash-ins, there are still several studios out there that plan to provide at least some original content for the beleaguered (but best-selling) system. Among them is Grasshopper Manufacture, developer of the unquestionably unique but poorly received GameCube game Killer 7. The companies’ latest game, No More Heroes, in which you take control of a rookie assassin fighting his way to the top ranking, pushes the envelope of style and content ahead once again on Nintendo’s (generally perceived) family-friendly consoles. And today, its North American publisher Ubisoft announced the game is pushing its way into stores around the nation. For more information on No More Heroes for the Nintendo Wii, be sure to check out the official press release below:San Francisco – January 22, 2008 – Today, Ubisoft, one of the world’s largest video game publishers, announced today that No More Heroes™, the highly anticipated action game exclusively for the Wii™ home video game system from Nintendo, has shipped to store shelves.
Developed by Grasshopper Manufacture under the direction of famed video game creator Goichi Suda (Suda 51), No More Heroes tells the story of Travis Touchdown, an otaku living in the fictional town of Santa Destroy, California. After an unexpected turn of events, Travis finds himself with a new job, at the bottom of the United Assassins Association (UAA). Ranked the 11th best assassin in the world, Travis will have to prove himself worthy and defeat 10 other killers – all with deep and quirky stories of their own – to make his way to the top of the assassin’s league.
No More Heroes realizes the dream of Wii players everywhere; as they wield the Wii Remote™ to not only control Travis’ beam katana but also perform spectacular wrestling moves, all during the course of his bloody journey to become number one.
Featuring avant-garde graphics, a unique storyline and a bizarre band of characters that could only come from the creative mind of Suda 51, No More Heroes enters players into a stylized world filled with edgy gameplay, one unlike anything else on the Wii.
No More Heroes is rated “M” for Mature by the ESRB and has a MSRP of $49.99.
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