No More Heroes: Heroes’ Paradise Missing On Konami Of America Press Site

By Spencer . August 19, 2010 . 12:54pm


Konami of America released a fistful of media for their Gamescom line up today. New screenshots for games like Castlevania: Lords of Shadow, Hard Corps: Uprising, and Neverdead (those are coming!) on a press site. Something is missing from the page, though, No More Heroes: Heroes’ Paradise, which Konami of Europe announced.


Their European branch released screenshots of the PlayStation 3 game, which have blood and PlayStation Move controllers on top arrows.


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It appears that the PS3 version of No More Heroes: Heroes’ Paradise will be uncensored, unlike the Japanese release. After the European announcement we contacted Konami regarding a North American release and the Xbox 360 version, but have not head back from them by press time.

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  • Ereek

    Yay for the PS3 being region-free!

    • Ditto!

    • Code

      Yeah seriously — thank god, nothing is a bigger punch to the groin then finding out the game you want isn’t getting localized in your region. Seriously though, no censors, and if they confirm bug fixes, I’m importing right away >w<~!

    • I guess I’m sort of glad I held off on importing the Japanese version, but..even though the PS3 is region free, is it still okay to import EU games? I heard a lot of them only work if you have a particular setting on your TV or something like that.

      I just don’t want to import this only to find out I can’t play it because I don’t have a compatible TV, lol.

      • Ereek

        You’re right, to an extent. However, if you have a HDTV they’ll play fine. If you only have a SDTV, you need to worry about the setting.

      • Umm, US games play fine on my TV, if that makes you feel more secure..

      • As Ereek said, you’re fine if you’re on an HDTV. But I’d also like to add that most recent European SDTVs can display NTSC-encoded signals in addition to PAL—so there’s a good chance a release this recent would also have an NTSC mode and thus be playable on an SDTV as well.

        • malek86

          Actually, that’s not the case.For reasons I fail to understand, european PS3 games don’t have a NTSC or PAL60 mode. The PS3 itself can play american 60hz games just fine, but if you’re using a non-HD cable, it doesn’t actually have a 50/60hz selector: you’re forced to the video mode of whatever region the software is from. And at least to my knowledge, no european PS3 games have been released with a NTSC/60hz mode, unlike a number of PS2 games.This is all the more reason to upgrade to a HDTV if you have a PS3: Wipeout HD looks especially chuggy when running in 50hz. Blergh.Note that the 360 has the opposite problem: if I’m not wrong, all european games must have 60hz support… but a good deal of them will actually require a 60hz-capable TV, because sometimes they don’t have 50hz support. For almost all sets out there nowadays that’s not a problem, but there are still some who can’t.

          • WTF. I stand corrected! I had assumed that since (as you say) a number of PS2 games have 50/60Hz support that the progression would continue into the current gen. Since there are multiple resolutions to handle this gen anyway, dual support should be a no-brainer.

            …But then again, I also thought download services on consoles might bring us closer to international price parity. Ha ha…ha.

          • malek86

            Well, kinda. Wii games almost always have at least a 60hz selector, and like i said, some 360 games actually require a 60hz-capable set.

            The PS3 is a special case, because it was probably made with the idea of pushing HDTV and digital video.

            Anyway, as long as you have a HDTV, international parity it is.

          • Well I DO have an HDTV, but oddly enough..I never actually bought a HDMI cable for my PS3, lol. I know I can get one on ebay for like $5 or something like that, but I just haven’t got around to it yet. I just remember trying to play some demos from the EU PSN Store and it would always take me back to the XMB menu because of the 60Hz issue.

            Well..should I import this from EU instead, I guess I’ll quit stalling for whatever reason and get a HDMI cable for my PS3 as well. Thanks for clearing that up, guys. Very informative :3

    • Indeed if the game doesn’t come to America. then importing it from Europe is a no brainer since it’ll be in english. Hotness.

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    • thebanditking

      Is your avatar ,Baccano’s Rail Tracer? Love that show by the way.

      • [The Hunter] Doomrider

        Yes, it is Mr.Jing! And so do I!

        The show, and Rail Tracer in particular… I’m just the usual fan that loves the usual badass of the show (one of them)!

  • nyobzoo

    sweet, import friendly PS3.

    And doesn’t Ubisoft own the rights for the NA version, so it’s up to them to decide whether or not the PS3/360 version comes to NA

    • mikanko

      Ubi’s officially passed on any US localization of the PS3/360 ports, and I don’t think having the rights to the Wii ver. has any bearings on the others. It’s still quite probable it’ll be brought over by someone else, eventually.

  • DudeOnly

    What is he doing in the first picture…………XD

    • lostinblue

      same as in the wii version, fapping the wiim… I mean PSmove to charge the sword batteries.

  • the ps3 isnt region free, blu ray just share the same region in us and japan which is region 2. this is a pal game so its not gonna be import friendly.

    • malek86

      Only movies are region locked (some of them, anyway). The PS3 is region free for PS3 games. That much I can guarantee.

      • xavier axol

        Then how much this little bad boy would cost me? if I resort to import the game ( its clear that I never done it before, but this game is too good to pass up. if konami don’t release the u.s. version then I don’t have any other choice)

        • malek86

          A lot. New PS3 games here will cost you €60, which should be around $80. That, and shipping. And maybe customs too?On a different note, there are some UK sites who sell games for extremely low prices (for example, I could get Nier for PS3 for about $20… and that’s not even a deal, it’s the standard price). In fact, their prices are so low, it almost makes me happy I live in Europe. Too bad I don’t use them often because the postal services in my country suck.

    • PS3 games are region free. PAL/NTSC differences don’t matter on HDTV.Blu-ray movies are not region free.

    • Tell that to all the people who imported the EU Record of Agarest War.

  • mikedo2007

    They better need to bring this to the US. I don’t care who’s the publisher. Konami, Capcom, Square Enix, Tecmo. Hell I wouldn’t mind EA or Activision picking this game up.

  • Kris

    Even without a US release, I’m definitely willing to import! Especially if it’s bargain-priced like the Japanese release.

  • Jellybit

    Uncensored? Bought.

  • thebanditking

    Well, if Konami NA passes on it then I will just import. Though I don’t know why they would bother to localize the game and not release it in NA too. The logic behind that just doesn’t add up, outside of printing on the box and disc nothing major needs to change. I’m betting they bring it out, especially with Sony eager to have mature “core” games for Move.

  • capristrider

    Hip Hip Hooray! Hopefully more people will buy it this time!

  • cmurph666


    It just lame I have to pay import fees now if I want it… and I do want it!!!

  • KHSoraKeyBlade

    The game looks way nicer than the Wii version not to say I didn’t enjoy the wii version.

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