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No More Heroes 2 gets European release in April

Thursday, 11th February 2010 11:43 GMT By Johnny Cullen

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Rising Star Games has confirmed No More Heroes 2 will get a European release at the end of April.

It hit at the end of last year in Japan, launching in the US a couple of weeks back from Ubisoft, who decided not to bring it to Europe.

“It was one of the few games on the Wii that truly deserved the undivided attention of gamers across all formats and No More Heroes 2 promises to take this to the next level,” said managing director of RSG, Martin Defries.

It’ll be released on Wii, with a PS3/360 version of the series, Heroes’ Paradise, out in April in Japan.

Full PR below.

Rising Star Games confirms No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle for spring European release

Travis Touchdown is back for more in the highly charged second instalment, fuelled by bloodthirsty revenge

Thursday 11th February 2010: Leading videogames publisher Rising Star Games, today confirms that No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle, exclusively for the Nintendo Wii, is on track to be released throughout Europe at the end of April 2010.

Soaked in slick graphic novel-style visuals, No More Heroes 2 is clever, mature and further validates the series’ reputation as one of the most original and unique games on the Wii. The story follows Travis Touchdown who now finds himself the 51st ranked assassin – placed at the bottom of the UAA (United Assassins Association) table. He has to fight his way back to the top, while seeking revenge for the murder of his best friend.

Legendary developer Suda 51 is naming No More Heroes 2 the game he’s always wanted to make – playing on the original’s strengths – complete with smart storyline, refined combat (utilising two beam katanas) and characters, and red blood. Lots and lots of red blood.

“The first No More Heroes game fast built a reputation as a benchmark in the Wii’s capabilities, and was brave and bold enough to stand out from the crowd as an antidote to the glut of party games on the market for the console,” says Martin Defries, managing director, Rising Star Games. “It was one of the few games on the Wii that truly deserved the undivided attention of gamers across all formats and No More Heroes 2 promises to take this to the next level.”

Accolades for a new IP on the Wii were impressive too. NGamer scored the original No More Heroes 94%, Edge awarded it 9/10, GamesMaster and GamesTM scored it 90%, and Official Nintendo Magazine gave it 88%.

In the US, No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle continues to live up to the series’ expectations.

* 1up: “Leaner, meaner, and pretty much what an action game sequel should be” A-
* GamesRadar: “It’s one of the most relentlessly entertaining games to surface so far this year, and it easily earns its place as one of the best on the Wii” 9/10
* GameSpy: “A brilliantly twisted love letter to the videogame medium, scrawled in blood and pixels” 5/5

No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle launches throughout Europe on Nintendo Wii at the end of April.

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  1. mescalineeyes

    get stoked Europe! now you will get to experience one of the most disappointing sequels of all time!

    #1 5 years ago
  2. pleasant_cabbage

    Been getting good reviews though.

    I wasn’t a huge fan of the first anyway (too much waggle, too many boring side-missions, and the graphics and controls sucked in places – parody or not).

    #2 5 years ago
  3. mescalineeyes

    you can use the classic controller for this one.

    graphics are better, soundtrack is worse, the game falls flat sharply after a mesmerizing first hour.

    #3 5 years ago
  4. pleasant_cabbage

    Cheers.
    Hmmm. Most of the more ‘mature’ wii titles tailed off pretty quickly in terms of fun for me (NMH and Madworld). It’ll be no time at all until this is bargain price so I guess I’ll wait n see.

    #4 5 years ago
  5. Robo_1

    Providing the massively shit GTA aspects have been toned down/dumped I’ll be there for this.

    #5 5 years ago
  6. elronathon

    Sweet jeebus, this is way later than I was hoping for. I really hope that this game lives up to the original. I thoroughly enjoyed it, although the final final battle was ridiculous and took me about 25 minutes.

    Can we expect more Genki Rockets?

    #6 5 years ago
  7. Hunam

    I thought the first one was amazing, wonky open world crap and all, so looking forward to this.

    #7 5 years ago
  8. mescalineeyes

    I thought the first one was amazing

    so did I. Desperate Struggle was my most anticipated game this year. I am beyond heart-broken about how this game turned out.

    #8 5 years ago