No More Heroes to expand to new platforms – Suda-san
Speaking to premium UK games magazine Edge, visionary Japanese developer Guichi Suda has intimated that, after the upcoming sequel to his seminal No More Heroes is released on the Wii, it may be time to expand the franchise to other platforms.
Hey! We can think of a platform that likes kick-ass games from uber-cool Japanese developers …
Developed by Grasshopper Manufacture, No More Heroes has been one of the few highlights in what is traditionally seen as a cagey demographic for the Wii – games for hardcore adult gamers. Suda-san says:
â€œTo expand NMH [No More Heroes] to new possibilities, we need a new platform. Wii is a great platform, but weâ€™ve done everything we can with it now.â€
It’s no surprise to see Suda-san reveal aspirations of developing further No More Heroes games on what we can only assume is the PS3/360. In fact, this would not be the first time the eminent director has spoken out about Wii sales and how third-party publishers struggle on Nintendo’s platform.
This trend continues with recent Wii titles aimed at the more mature market returning poor sales or luke-warm responses critically (Mad World and The Conduit respectively), no doubt influencing Suda-san to now look at widening the franchise’s horizons.
No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle is penned for an early 2010 release. And with main character Travis Touchdown quite fond of waving his “beam katana” around, we can only assume the presence of a certain “magic wand” for the PS3 next year will also help Suda-san when it comes to him making his mind on what platforms No More Heroes 3 will feature on next time around.