This week has been a good week for fans of No More Heroes. First off the latest Nintendo Direct Mini showed off some new footage for the highly anticipated No More Heroes 3, but that wasn’t all. After the Nintendo Direct Mini show had finished, remasters of No More Heroes and No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle appeared on the Nintendo eShop.
Both games were considered cult classics when they where originally released onto the Nintendo Wii, in 2008 and 2010 respectively. This time around development is handed over to XSEED Games who have fully remastered both titles. With new enhancements such as HD textures, additional language support, improved system font and a few more surprises. Both remasters offer something for both returning fans and newcomers to delve right into.
For those of you who are unfamiliar with the No More Heroes series here are the official synopsis from XSEED Games:
“In No More Heroes, Travis Touchdown starts off as the #11 ranked assassin in the United Assassins Association (UAA), and with his trusty beam katana must face off against the world’s top 10 assassins. He rides the streets of Santa Destroy on his signature motorbike, the Schpeltiger, and packs an arsenal of pro-wrestling moves honed from years of watching wrestlers power bomb and body slam each other. It’s a long way to the top, but the all-American otaku won’t stop until he’s the #1 assassin in the world, baby!”
“No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle takes place three years after Travis achieves his goal of being the #1 assassin in the UAA. However, time has not been kind to him, and he finds himself falling down the ranks to #51. Adding to his problems is Skelter Helter, another assassin who has sworn revenge on Travis for the death of his brother. With his trusty beam katanas in-hand for twice the hacking and slashing, and teamed up with his allies Shinobu and Henry Cooldown, Travis is on a mission to reclaim his #1 position and fend off new challengers. An otaku at heart though, there’s always time for retro 8-bit minigames to help him earn some money and power up!”
Both No More Heroes and No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle are available to buy now from the Nintendo Switch eShop for $19.99 each. With No More Heroes 3 scheduled to release sometime in 2021, now’s the perfect time to discover or re-experience Travis’ story!
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