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

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Posted by MattBodega (1907 posts) -

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.
#1 Posted by MattBodega (1907 posts) -

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.
#2 Posted by Chango (527 posts) -

AWESOME. 
I knew I bought the Move controller for a reason.

#3 Posted by Video_Game_King (36272 posts) -

Wait, if it's coming out for the PS3 with the Move controller, then why bother porting it from the Wii? HD graphics aren't enough, damn you; I need more, like maybe some new levels and stuff. Also, why the PS3 version in America? I can understand the reverse (have both in America, PS3 only in Japan), but not this one.

#4 Posted by Googly (245 posts) -

Happy to see this game reach a potentially different audience.  I still have both games on Wii, so I'm good, but I'm all for more crazy bosses.
 
Also crotch lasers.

#5 Posted by Tactical_Kill (1695 posts) -

 Awww I thought implied masturbatory motion controls was a real page :(    

#6 Posted by EgoCheck616 (782 posts) -

Can't wait for this. It will be one of the many reasons I pick up the Move next month. 
Sorcery, I'm looking at you.

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#7 Posted by GoofyGoober (937 posts) -

This is awesome news.

#8 Posted by JackSukeru (5922 posts) -
@Video_Game_King said:
" Wait, if it's coming out for the PS3 with the Move controller, then why bother porting it from the Wii? HD graphics aren't enough, damn you; I need more, like maybe some new levels and stuff. Also, why the PS3 version in America? I can understand the reverse (have both in America, PS3 only in Japan), but not this one. "
It says in the article that there'll be "new boss characters".
#9 Posted by Geekcore (88 posts) -

I own it for Wii so I will pass, but I'm glad this game will get more exposure.

#10 Posted by RE_Player1 (7563 posts) -

AWESOME. I got the 2nd one on Wii and wanted to wait for these HD versions, glad I also got Move. 

#11 Posted by Vigorousjammer (2512 posts) -

pretty cool, except I don't have a move controller.
 
They should port it to Xbox 360 as well, with Kinect support.

#12 Posted by teekomeeko (626 posts) -

Wait a second...  it is out on 360 in Japan, yet only coming to PS3 in the US? 
 
Apparently it's opposite day. I knew I should have practiced walking on my hands more.

#13 Posted by Globox82 (189 posts) -
@Video_Game_King said:
" Wait, if it's coming out for the PS3 with the Move controller, then why bother porting it from the Wii? HD graphics aren't enough, damn you; I need more, like maybe some new levels and stuff. Also, why the PS3 version in America? I can understand the reverse (have both in America, PS3 only in Japan), but not this one. "
ah ignorance, it smell so....stupid.
#14 Posted by kingofpeanuts (479 posts) -
@Video_Game_King This is a remake of the first NMH for the wii. So it is already on the wii.
#15 Posted by MrGetBonus (782 posts) -

Awesome! Glad I held off on the Wii version.

#16 Posted by Zanthox (238 posts) -

CANT WAIT CANT WAIT CANT WAIT!!!

#17 Posted by ZeroGravX (73 posts) -

Man, I'm not a kid anymore and I still find stuff like that picture outright hilarious. It had me laughing pretty hard. I'll never grow up, and I'm okay with that.

#18 Posted by Undeadpool (4960 posts) -

Saaaaaaaaaaaah-WEET! Glad the Move is optional cause there's really nothing you can't do with the Dual Shock/Six-Axis.

#19 Posted by Fate8 (14 posts) -

I have never been sure how i feel about this game.

#20 Posted by Loose (419 posts) -

And now I have a reason to buy Move

#21 Posted by 234r2we232 (3181 posts) -

Those new black Wii controllers look ugly.

#22 Posted by Wacomole (830 posts) -

Does this guy get paid per link in his news stories!?   
I mean really, come on. Overdoing it on the random links a bit there, Matt.

#23 Posted by kollay (1933 posts) -
@MoleyUK said:
" Does this guy get paid per link in his news stories!?    I mean really, come on. Overdoing it on the random links a bit there, Matt. "
I don't know, but I completely agree.
 
A lot of those links are unnecessary.
#24 Posted by Video_Game_King (36272 posts) -
@RockmanBionics said:
" @Video_Game_King said:
" Wait, if it's coming out for the PS3 with the Move controller, then why bother porting it from the Wii? HD graphics aren't enough, damn you; I need more, like maybe some new levels and stuff. Also, why the PS3 version in America? I can understand the reverse (have both in America, PS3 only in Japan), but not this one. "
It says in the article that there'll be "new boss characters". "
Then everything except the regions part redacted.
#25 Posted by VicRattlehead (1399 posts) -

great news this... now no one can buy this version as well.... woot woot

#26 Posted by Deusoma (3018 posts) -
@ZeroGravX said:
" Man, I'm not a kid anymore and I still find stuff like that picture outright hilarious. It had me laughing pretty hard. I'll never grow up, and I'm okay with that. "
High five, dude, that's exactly the right attitude to have.
#27 Posted by buhssuht (438 posts) -

i love you konami

#28 Posted by huntad (1956 posts) -

I don't want to buy a Move controller to play this. If it's required then I guess I won't be playing it :(

#29 Posted by Dallas_Raines (2190 posts) -

The second game seemed like it was designed to be ported to other consoles with it's different controller options, so that one shouldn't be too far away. It's about a a hundred times better in most areas, but the soundtrack isn't nearly as good.

#30 Posted by Romination (2777 posts) -

I think this is a bad idea! Whoo!!!! Because as much as I love No More Heroes, the games are a lot more simple in terms of combat than games PS3 and 360 have had. Especially the PS3 though

#31 Posted by Chibi_Kaji (170 posts) -
@Romination said:
" I think this is a bad idea! Whoo!!!! Because as much as I love No More Heroes, the games are a lot more simple in terms of combat than games PS3 and 360 have had. Especially the PS3 though "
I think the idea is fine. I've spoken to a few people who would have played the game before if it was on a PS3. 
#32 Posted by Hyperfludd (373 posts) -

I already own both of the NMH games, but the extra content might make me pick this up!

#33 Posted by lead_farmer (1041 posts) -

Hey! I have a PS3! I will buy this.

#34 Posted by GT-Man (118 posts) -

AWESOME updated graphics now thats going to finally ROCK! I'm wanting to get this now :D
#35 Posted by thekingoftoilets (194 posts) -
@huntad:  Just in case you missed it:
 
  Konami has added PlayStation Move support to the game in addition to the port’s standard Dual Shock controls.
 
So yea, you don't need move to get your digital masturbation on. haha. Btw, I also own both games, and deff gonna pick this one up as well!
#36 Posted by Catolf (2653 posts) -

DO WANT.. dammit I still need NMH2!

#37 Posted by huntad (1956 posts) -
@thekingoftoilets: Thanks! Wooo!
#38 Posted by Tordah (2481 posts) -

Bummer that this is not coming to the Xbox. I guess I'll have to give it a pass for now then since I don't own a PS3.

#39 Posted by keyhunter (3207 posts) -

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!

#40 Posted by DrRandle (1205 posts) -

Judging by the screenshot, it looks like they stripped the stylish visuals from the game. That has also removed my interest in repurchasing this game greatly.

#41 Posted by IshimuraD (401 posts) -

Is this game going to be released at the full $60, or is it going to be at a much more reasonable and logical $40? I mean paying full price for a port of a 3 year old game isn't too attractive to me, but I loved both NMH games and would be tempted to double dip if it was at a budget price.

#42 Posted by Nekroskop (2786 posts) -

Good thing I never bought a Wii. If this sells, maybe they'll port the second one too. 
I for one cannot wait

#43 Posted by biospank (660 posts) -

Hope there gonns br blood cus I have the jap version and there aint no blood in it

#44 Posted by selbie (1932 posts) -

SUDA51 is spreadin' the love.

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#45 Posted by FakeKisser (352 posts) -

I never played this on Wii. So I will likely check it out on Move.

#46 Posted by Dominoes (36 posts) -

Since I don't have a PS3 (yet) I was hoping the 360 version would come out here as well. Damn.

#47 Posted by DocHaus (1351 posts) -

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


Yay! Surely this is a sign tha...
 
 

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. 


 FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFUUUUUUUUUU
#48 Posted by MikkaQ (10318 posts) -

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!

#49 Posted by Killroycantkill (1415 posts) -

Finally! I wonder if they'll bring out the crazy deluxe edition here as well.

#50 Posted by EveretteScott (1519 posts) -

I guess I won't have it import it now. I was seriously debating that just last night.

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