No More Heroes: Heroes’ Paradise Exclusive To PlayStation 3 In North America

By Ishaan . October 26, 2010 . 7:29pm


Konami are publishing No More Heroes: Heroes’ Paradise on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation outside Japan. In North America, however, the game is exclusive to PS3 and Sony are pushing the game’s compatibility with the PlayStation Move controller.


Heroes’ Paradise contains a couple upgrades over the original Wii version. The game includes a "Rebout Mode" where you can fight former bosses again. There are also a few new bosses that weren’t in the original game. And finally, the HD remake includes a "Viewer Mode" where you can watch all the cutscenes.


No More Heroes: Heroes’ Paradise is due out sometime in 2011 in North America.


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  • I love it when I have to buy games twice.
    Seriously, that means the game is FUCKING AWESOME.

  • Yusaku_Matsuda70s

    Sweet. But… will there be blood?

    • Aoshi00

      Daniel Day-Lewis says yes lol… Not sure.. for RE we do, but they could pull something like Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2, you never know Sony’s blood policy.. I alrdy got the 360 ver alrdy, the only thing that bugged me was the occasional freezing and pretty long loading.. If those things are fixed, blood and dual track intact, then I’ll buy it again since I have Move alrdy, the swinging should work better than the Wii original. The Jpn dub is quite well done.

      • Yusaku_Matsuda70s

        I hope DDL is right. Because the I heard the Japanese PS3 version was censored or something. O_o’

        The localized version shouldn’t have the freezing problems at least. It wouldn’t make any sense if they left it in for the western release. Removing dual track would also be illogical.

        • The Japanese Wii version was censored too, though, but uncensored in America.

      • Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2’s toning down of the blood was more about Team Ninja than Sony, though.

        • Aoshi00

          That might be, but what made Team Ninja decide to take out all the blood for the PS3 ver. Even if they went a bit overboard on the 360 ver, it’s still silly to take out every drop of blood for the PS3 port. Purple fairy dust was artistic and all, but still stupid looking and made it a lot less believable, kind of took you out of the game. And if it’s solely for artistic purpose, they could’ve at least made blood optional letting you toggle on and off. That’s why I got NMH Paradise on the 360, I don’t think I could stand black pixels as blood (like the lame Bleach anime).. Well, hopefully the censoring is limited to Jpn like Resident Evil and such.

          • I mean, hey, Sony themselves put out God of War 3. If you’ve played through that, there’s some of the most brutal violence I’ve ever seen in a videogame in that. There were at least two moments that I was actually surprised they were even allowed to have in the game.So, if Sony weren’t going to be censoring that, why would they make third parties censor something less violent? From what I gathered about Sigma 2, it was two factors that made them tone the blood down. The first one was how much it slowed the engine down in the 360 version and the second was that Japan’s policy towards that level of blood. Not Sony of Japan, but Japan, in general. They wanted the game to be able to reach the highest possible Japanese audience and a Cero Z rating would’ve jeopardized that. I could be wrong, but I believe there either wasn’t a Japanese 360 version or it was extremely restricted in sales.

          • Aoshi00

            So it was Sony Jpn or Nintendo that that did the censoring, not Japanese’s audience’s fear of blood in general, since the Jpn 360 ver wasn’t censored. Of course they didn’t want to rate it as Cero Z like M here so minors can’t buy it. It’s a bit ironic Jpn would go to such lengths to censor blood in recent anime and games (NMH borders on being cartoonish) while there’s much more sick stuff in other anime/manga, they need to get their priorities straight. Thank god people still bleed in the re-edited Dragonball Kai, if they pulll an Inuyasha or Bleach on DB, that would be my last straw.

          • thebanditking

            I think it primarily comes down to how each company is run per region, but Sony is way more open then Nintendo, when it comes to censorship. Cero Z games are not well received in Japanese retail stores and by having a lower rating you can reach a wider market, so that’s what I guess would be the reason for censoring the game for Wii and PS3. Now lets face it the 360 version of anything will be treated like the plague in Japan, so MS where possible tries to carve out niches to establish a fan base, hence the shumps, ero games, and “ultra” violent titles.

    • MemeticRichard

      From what I recall, according to Konami of Europe’s press release from a while ago, this PS3 version is actually Japan’s 360 version.

      Aside from the new exclusive features for oversees, a lot of the bugs that plagued the original are going to be taken care of, as well as the anti-aliasing in some parts. In short, it should be considerably better looking and smoother running, with all the beautiful gorn intact.

      • Why would the PS3 version be Japan’s 360 version when Japan had a PS3 version too?

        Doesn’t make sense.

        • Pichi

          That means uncensored. PS3 version for NA will be the uncensored version of the 360 Japanese version and not the censored PS3 Japanese version.

        • Aoshi00

          Like Pichi said, the Jpn PS3 (Cero D) and Wii ver were both censored, only the 360 ver. was Cero Z. If we’re getting the uncensored ver here it would be based on the Jpn 360 ver.

      • Chow

        “…with all the beautiful gorn intact.”
        I thought the Gorn were hideous Star Trek monsters.

        But cool. I wouldn’t mind playing this game again.

    • Code

      Word was the censers would be removed, and blood would be in it for the North American release. Although now I’m curious, extra bosses, I didn’t hear about this? I was sold regardless but extra bosses would really jump it up on my must-buy list.

  • Lots of PS3 news today.

  • Konami sure does surprise. Truly regional exclusivity is alive and well in this day and age. I will be double dipping as I have the original on my Wii and I would love to see this in glorious high definition. Beam sword charging is so awesome.

    Oh and Heavenly Star, cant wait!

  • Awesome! I was hoping someone would bring it over. This game looks so amazing. I’m not surprised it’s PS3 exclusive either. Most companies think these types of games are more played by those who own PS3s. Plus there will at least be a few people who buy Move just for this game and buy this game just for Move

    • thebanditking

      Also does not help that the 360 version was an even bigger technical mess then the PS3 game.

  • cj_iwakura

    A++ Will Buy Again.

  • MemeticRichard

    Hmm…To Move, or not to Move… This game requires a Kevin Butler in a red leather jacket.Or cuddling a cute scottish fold. Either one.

  • I am sold.

  • Guest

    Thats the first screen I’ve ever seen where the this “HD” version actually looks better. Which is a bullshot because the comparisons show it hardly looks any better.

    Anyways I hope they bring the second over since its the much superior game. I’m not gonna buy it again but still.

  • nyobzoo

    nice, now I don’t have to import the EU version

  • mikanko

    I wonder if they’ll resync the lips for the English audio.

    • Well the original was synced…so I can only assume so

    • Aoshi00

      The lip sync was always made for English because that’s the original dub. They never made custom lip sync for the Jpn dub. I hope they would dub it in Jpn again if there’s a Desperate Struggle HD port.

  • Considering buying it…now if they redid No More Heroes 2, now THAT I would buy

    • I’m sure if this sells well enough, we’ll get that too.

  • I would buy Move just for this. “MY SPLEEEEEN!”

  • cmurph666

    I will buy Move for this~!

  • Does this come with Genki Rockets’ “Heavenly Star”?


    Am I the only one pissed that they are not bringing over the X360 version. It already has english in it. This is just lazy on Konami`s end.

  • grahamx227

    They better re add the blood from the wii version, and 360 version. It was removed in the PS3 version in japan. Also, they should fix up the programming, it had long loading times on the PS3

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