Red or Black? Which Version Of No More Heroes Is Coming To Korea?

By Spencer . June 25, 2009 . 2:23pm

imageNo More Heroes may be a year old for us, but Korea doesn’t know who Travis Touchdown is yet. CyberFront, the company brave enough to publish niche games like Armored Core: For Answer and Cross Edge in Korea, picked up the rights to No More Heroes.


Like CyberFront’s other releases No More Heroes will be localized with Korean text. Yeah, that should be standard, but Korean games like Dissidia: Final Fantasy are actually in Japanese.


Two versions of No More Heroes exist, a black version where enemies explode into black dots and an uncensored version where enemies explode into red pools of blood. Europe and Japan got the “black” version while Ubisoft released the ultraviolent “red” version in North America. Korea will also get the red version as indicated by screenshots released by CyberFront.


CyberFront is also pushing its release with a pre-order bonus. Reserve No More Heroes in Korea and you get a No More Heroes t-shirt. No More Heroes will finally come out in Korea on July 9.



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  • Interesting. Do games in South Korea have to get rated like T for teen or 16+? Or any self regulating system for games?

    • Yeah Korea has it’s own rating system similar to the ESRB plus icons for content warnings like violence, sexual situations, and language. NMH has an 18+ rating there and it’s one of the few games with that rating.

  • I wonder how well the humour will translate over into Korean. I assume the voices will remain in English, just like all the other releases. Then again, NMH’s humour is more about the actions, less about the words…

  • justinslot

    I’m sure this has been mentioned before, but it’s funny how we got the bloody version of No More Heroes, but then–over in the movie theater–we got the “bloodless” version of Kill Bill and Japan got the fully bloody version.

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