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No More Heroes Sequel Announced

Here's that reason to go on living that you were searching for.

I intended to get over into the Marvelous Entertainment booth at Tokyo Game Show 2008 tomorrow, and after seeing this new trailer, I just found another reason.

  
  


Travis Touchdown, relaxing at home.
This is the debut trailer for No More Heroes: Desperate Struggle, which is a sequel to No More Heroes, the Wii game developed by Goichi Suda's Grasshopper Manufacture. It doesn't sound like any platform details have been announced formally, but 1UP is reporting that the series will remain on the Wii and also that Ubisoft will be handling publishing in the US.

Personally, I would have called it No More Heroes 2: Touchdown From All Angles and had E-40 play a pivotal boss character. But since I'm probably the only person who remembers that Click song, Desperate Struggle is a pretty good name, too. Though since it abbreviates to DS, I might have held that name for a portable side story or something. Jeff Gerstmann on Google+
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Posted by Jeff

I intended to get over into the Marvelous Entertainment booth at Tokyo Game Show 2008 tomorrow, and after seeing this new trailer, I just found another reason.

  
  


Travis Touchdown, relaxing at home.
This is the debut trailer for No More Heroes: Desperate Struggle, which is a sequel to No More Heroes, the Wii game developed by Goichi Suda's Grasshopper Manufacture. It doesn't sound like any platform details have been announced formally, but 1UP is reporting that the series will remain on the Wii and also that Ubisoft will be handling publishing in the US.

Personally, I would have called it No More Heroes 2: Touchdown From All Angles and had E-40 play a pivotal boss character. But since I'm probably the only person who remembers that Click song, Desperate Struggle is a pretty good name, too. Though since it abbreviates to DS, I might have held that name for a portable side story or something.
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Posted by Scarbearer

Woot! No More Hero's was one of the best reasons to own a Wii!  Hurrah for more of a good thing!

Posted by killawogg

nice,  hope it rocks

Posted by jyurakyumihawk

A man..i like the first steam-punk lightsabre better.

Posted by musdy

Gamevideos FTW!!

Posted by mrfluke
FUCK YEA NO MORE HEROS 2  travis touchdown = third party face for the wii

and goddammit travis better be in the next smash bros game ill definitely buy one of those games if hes in the game

him or cyborg gallup
Posted by Venatio

Nice, finally a reason to keep my Wii

Posted by MattBodega

No More Heroes is one of the smartest, slickest, most intelligent game satires ever made. I couldn't be more stoked!

Posted by Xander51

Yes! I'm hoping for the return of Destroyman myself. Maybe even a Destroyman 2!

Posted by Chicken008

So its confirmed to be a Wii game?

Posted by RHCPfan24

Cool.  I liked the first one and more of these types of games for the Wii is certainly a good thing.

Posted by LordAndrew

1UP says Wii, and I think it's fair to assume that it probably will be.

Posted by Endogene

I am praying for a motion plus dude slicing mini game.

Posted by Steve_C

Yes! More sweet monologues. Damn... NMH is awesome.

Posted by albedos_shadow

Oh thank you, sweet Videogame Gods!

Posted by Marzy

:D I can't wait for this! looks amazing. Definitely another Wii game to really look forward too, for me.

Motion Plus could work really well, if they choose to use it

Posted by GonzoGuy

I hope this is on the DS. Maybe that way Suda51 can find the time to finish making the fucking thing before chucking it onto the shelves.

NMH was perhaps THE most overrated game of all time. Too many people were tricked into buying it by critics who were all excited to just have an "artistic" game to rub in Roger Eberts face never mind the fact that much of the artistic value was stuck in the game's own cleft asshole. 

Even Zero Punctuation's Yhatzee (who I thought from his previous stances hated quick time events and tedium) advised people to buy this game. Perhaps this is why every mature themed game arriving on the Wii looks like a low budget disaster: all flash and no substance, just like NMH. Programmers now think they can throw together whatever crap in a couple of weeks, chuck in enough blood and toilet humor to get an M rating and they expect everyone to go nuts over it.

I would be a little more optamistic if any one part of NMH worked well but even the boss battles (by comparison the most interesting part of the game) ended up being just as repetitive, tedious, and full of QTEs as the rest of the crap.

I took the critic's advise on NMH1 but it'll be a cold day in hell when I buy the sequel (or anything else critics suggest) for anything more than $5 in the bargain bin.

Posted by Milkman

Oh yes! No More Heroes is definitely the best reason to own a Wii, next to Super Mario Galaxy.

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Posted by Irishjohn

This makes me happy.

Posted by AttackedCamo

If only I had a Wii...

Posted by Cloneslayer

So when the last game's ending destroyed and created a possibility for a sequel at the same time, I'm glad they chose this one.

Posted by Link

YEAAAAAAH!!!
Can not wait for that!

Posted by ElectricHaggis

This is awesome news, the first game is one of the few worth playing on the wii.

Posted by clarke0

Wow, this is a sequel I never thought I would see. It's great that the Wii is getting another cool third party game.

Posted by Gary_Jinfield

Excellent. A game such as No More Heroes actually getting a sequel is amazing, legendary even.

Could this be the start of a franchise?:P

Posted by bucky

fuck yeah!

Posted by unclejohn0525

You guys have no idea how happy I am...

Posted by cjcox

Thank baby Jesus!

Posted by asian_pride

Hell YEAH!!!!

Posted by Junpei

Finally a reason to unpack the Wii

Posted by Media_Master

YES!

Posted by AllThatBacon

Wow! I really didn't think he would get to make a sequel. Hope it will be just as crazy and awesome as the first one.

Posted by Yelix

GonzoGuy, why you gotta be such a debbie downer?
Don't hate. None of us will tell you that NMH was flawless. Some parts of it were just bad. But any problems it has are immediately made up for by Letz Shake having a Virtual Boy and Power Glove.

Posted by Al3xand3r

Confirmed for Wii, coming in the beginning of 2010. January for US, March or so for EU. It's a long wait but it should ensure this has had enough development time to fix any potential issues. Or that it has just as many issues but is an even more ambitious game. That's assuming they started development right after or even during the first one of course.

Posted by GonzoGuy

@Yelix
Don't be such a Fifi Forgiving.
No ammount of crude humor, gore, or even shoutouts to to the worst game gimmics of my generation could've saved that game.
What amazes me is that so many people agree that it's a terrible game and yet think it's totally worth buying because it was "artistically bad." while the people who do think this game is terrible (everyone I know personally with a Wii) have a hard time finding any redeeming quality.
Any video game that reaches that far into the realm of pretentiousness isn't even worth the plastic it's burned on.
I don't need a flawless game, I just need a game where a little effort is put into making it fun to play.

Posted by Gibbs

Sweet!

Posted by Dreamcast

Dreamcast approves.