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No More Heroes: Heroes' Paradise Coming To US On PS3

It only does Coconuts.

It seems like an announcement that’s been a long time coming; first, Grasshopper and Marvelous Entertainment teamed up with AQ Interactive to port No More Heroes--Suda 51's, outrageous, awesome Wii game--to the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, the two platforms some have suggested would have been a better fit for the game’s ludicrous violence and “adultish” content. Then, not a few months ago, Konami announced that it had picked up the PS3 version of the newly titled No More Heroes: Heroes' Paradise for a European release. 

Now, the news we knew was coming sooner or later has finally been made manifest; the folks over at the PlayStation Blog have revealed that No More Heroes: Heroes' Paradise would indeed be arriving in the US (on a ridiculous, oversized motorcycle, no less) on the PlayStation 3 in 2011. 

And it looks like, for the foreseeable future, the only way you will get to see Heroes' Paradise in the states is on the PS3; that 360 port of No More Heroes is totally out in Japan, but Konami has instead opted to make Heroes' Paradise a PS3 exclusive in the US.  


 There we go. I've seen everything I need to see in Heroes Paradise. Here's my $60.
 
== TEASER ==Of course, with exclusivity comes the opportunity to take advantage of platform specific hardware, and Heroes' Paradise aims to oblige. As we reported previously, Konami has added PlayStation Move support to the game in addition to the port’s standard Dual Shock controls, making Heroes' Paradise into the best looking Wii game you’ve played on your PS3.  

There’s also a couple of new features being added to Heroes' Paradise for good measure, like a “Rebout” boss rush mode, and, most interestingly of all, the addition of new boss characters to take down in the game. Considering that No More Heroes is, when you get right down to it, really about the interaction between everyone's favorite scumbag otaku assassin, Travis Touchdown, and his bouts with increasingly eccentric bosses (it’s the cel-shaded, inebriated, psychotic cousin of Shadow of the Colossus in that regard), the potential of brand new boss battles is super intriguing, and makes the possibility of buying No More Heroes again more meaningful.

Of course, if you’re at all interested in Heroes' Paradise, you now have to make the tough choice: do you play No More Heroes with a relatively normal (or, at least, more normal than the original game) control scheme assigned for a traditional controller? Or do you play Heroes' Paradise the way it was originally designed to be played—like it was on the Wii? Personally, I’d rather play this game with a Move controller. It might be unpopular to say it, but a No More Heroes game without implied masturbatory motion controls is hardly a No More Heroes game at all. And shaking the SIXAXIS up and down to recover beam katana energy ain't gonna cut it.
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Posted by Hailinel

Konami, huh?  Wonder what Ubisoft thinks about that.
 
Regardless, I don't see the game doing particularly well.

Posted by 1337W422102

I love the hell out of No More Heroes, but since I don't have that newschool Nintendo, I could only play it at a friend's place.  I hope they give it a PC release!

Posted by CraigAA1028

Soooo basically they have a Xbox360 version out in Japan but won't release it in the US.....I fucking hate companies

Posted by issun187

I'm really interested in this series. As someone who plays on his Wii quite often, I feel a bit ashamed that I haven't purchased the games yet.
Posted by CornishRocker

Damnit, looks like I'll be stuck with just the Wii version then.
Odd that Japan has the 360 exclusive.

Posted by teh_pwnzorer
@keyhunter said:
" What a terrible business decision! Lets totally not port a game we already have ported and have already localized to the dominant console in the states!  Fuck you Konami! "
I don't get your post.  The dominant console in the states is the Wii.
Posted by teh_pwnzorer
@XII_Sniper said:

" The only problem is the reason I'd buy a PS3 version of NMH is to get away from the wii controls, so that's kinda useless to me now. But hey, HD graphics are a plus! "

" Konami has added PlayStation Move support to the game in addition to the port’s standard Dual Shock controls    " 
  
How do you interpret that?  Did you even read the original post?
Posted by Krystal_Sackful
@teh_pwnzorer: 
What, are you kidding? There's like 500 words there. Who has that kind of attention span?
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Posted by MikkaQ
@teh_pwnzorer said:
" @XII_Sniper said:

" The only problem is the reason I'd buy a PS3 version of NMH is to get away from the wii controls, so that's kinda useless to me now. But hey, HD graphics are a plus! "

" Konami has added PlayStation Move support to the game in addition to the port’s standard Dual Shock controls    "   How do you interpret that?  Did you even read the original post? "
Nope, too long. 
 
Good to know, but I still probably won't buy it. Once was enough. I'd rather see the sequel ported anyway.
Posted by linus_south

I think it's dumb to cut your sales in half or more to make something console exclusive when you already have both versions done.  
On the other hand if Sony handed me a big sack of cash I'd shit in the road for the next year.