Heavenly Star shines in the European version of No More Heroes

By Spencer . February 6, 2008 . 4:06pm

heavenlystar.jpgEarlier this week, fellow Siliconera writer Levi informed me the Heavenly Star music video was cut from the Ubisoft’s “red” version of No More Heroes. Since I have the Japanese version I was completely unaware that it got cut. Definitely surprising news considering Ubisoft the song remains in the game and Ubisoft has a relationship with Q Entertainment. Remember how they published Lumines in North America?


I sent over an e-mail to Rising Star Games who is publishing No More Heroes in Europe and asked if the Heavenly Star music video would appear in their release. I got a short response back saying, “Yes, we have included it.” This makes the European version essentially the same as the Japanese version except the subtitles and mission objectives are not written in kana.

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  • ryne11

    Damn Ubisoft…


    Ubisoft’s “red” Version?

  • TwistedParadox

    The version with blood, aka US version.

  • “red” as in “bloody” the Japanese version uses black dots to hide the blood. The European version will do the same.

  • WTF they didn’t include it in the US version? wtf is their problem <_<;

  • The song is still played in stores, but the video has been replaced with the first trailer for pre-NMH “Heroes.”

  • @JC Fletcher – Yeah, that’s what I’ve heard and verified through a number of sources. And it’s exactly what I found so strange too. Why leave the song in and remove the video? I guess having a pre-NMH trailer is kind of a neat extra though.

  • ryne11

    @TwistedParadox & Spencer

    I know about the differences, but I didn’t know it was dubbed “red”

    Oh well, there is always youtube

  • @ryne11 – Ah… I see. I dubbed it that because calling it the bloody version sounds too pejorative. It makes violence and the negative stereotype surrounding violent games the focal point of the US version. So I was thinking of a euphemism and Ketchup filled seemed too tongue in cheek.

  • well, Remember that Lumines II was published under Disney Interactive, and that was the one with Heavenly Star in it…

    Maybe there was some legal issue with Disney in the US that Ubisoft didn’t want to deal with, so it was cut out…

    who knows…

  • XyKrist

    so witch do you think is better to have? the helter skelter assassin fight or the Heavenly Star MV…(stupid question huh…? i hella want the Genki Rockets on my verion of No More Heroes…);(

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