Travis Steps Up To The Plate For Another Swing At No More Heroes: Heroes’ Paradise

By Spencer . January 4, 2011 . 3:33pm


Sometime this year Konami will bring over No More Heroes: Heroes’ Paradise and right now it’s just for PlayStation 3. The game we’re getting will be different than the version currently out in Japan. Konami is adding PlayStation Move support and extra bosses from No More Heroes 2 to the Western release.


Shiny screenshots of UAA assassins Destroyman, Bad Girl, and Shinobu follow.


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  • Dude this is like a day 1 purchase. There is just something awesomely hot in that first image, simply stunning! I so can not wait!

    • SolidusSnake

      Are you gay dude? Nothing wrong with that if you are, but you kinda come across that way with comments like this so I was kinda wondering.

      • I dont think so, I never gave much thought to the idea.

        • Guest


          • I told you. He’s a two-way street.

        • LMAO! funniest thing I’ve read today. xD

    • Ren

      The graphics are nice and all but Travis+hot=can not compute. Besides, ain’t your type more like sqeenix bishie instead of mentally imbalanced otaku? Unless you’re not talking about him.

      • Bad Girl, on the other hand…

      • He’s talking about the beam sword.

        • Ren

          Freud knocked. He said it just makes it worse…Or better. It just depends on your preferences or how you want to view it. Though it’s a nice beam katana, isn’t it? Does this game have the long one? Nothing says ‘carnage’ better than ‘compensating for something’.

        • Wow you know me better than I thought!, lol, the beam sword is simply awesome! Just look at it!!! I wouldnt mind having a replica!!!

          • I saw it on your tumblr before this article.

          • Wait. Do you even know what I mean when I say you’re a “two-way street”?

          • Dude, Im not gonna lie, no I dont know, lol.

          • You seem like you go both ways. You enjoy “boy’s love” fanart, yet at the same time you like sexy fanart of female characters.

    • Calm down Tsuna, He’s wearing a T-shirt.

  • SolidusSnake

    mmm, No More Heroes, the one and only reason why I ever regretted not owning a wii. I would have preferred a 360 version, but I’ll be happy to finally play this game either way.

    • From the wording in the article, it sounds like a timed exclusive for now…

    • HarryHodd

      What about the 360 would be better than move support?

      • malek86

        Nothing, but to be honest, I didn’t really like the motion controls in the Wii version (well, i didn’t really like the game at all). And I doubt Move is going to be much better in that regard.

        • Guest

          Sounds like you’re wasting your time here posting then if you don’t even care for this game…

      • SolidusSnake

        I’d rather play it on my 360. I don’t care about move and have no intention of purchasing it.

        • HarryHodd

          Pretty certain the PS3 version has standard controls. No
          difference there.

        • Aoshi00

          I much preferred the standard btn control as well, I couldn’t get very far w/ the Wii ver and I’m not sure if Move would be that much more responsive either in the case of NMH Paradise like malek86 said. I only beat the 6th boss though in the 360 ver, the loading really puts me off unfortunately, so frequent long loading plus grinding for enough money to take on the bosses was quite aggravating..

          • SolidusSnake

            Yeah, waiting for a game to load is no fun. Hopefully that issue will get fixed for the American release.

            Do you know if installing the game to the 360’s hard drive helps with the loading at all, out of curiosity?

          • Aoshi00

            I wouldn’t mind if it’s only occasional long loading, but it was frequent when you go in and go out of any place.. probably double your play time or something.. if they iron out the loading, keep the dual track, uncensored, and have two kinds of control (I doubt Move would be mandatory since not everyone has it), then this would be the perfect ver to have.

            Kinect is fun for and works extremely well w/ certain games w/o the need to strap yourself w/ things, but I just don’t think it would work w/ this unless they turn it into on rail or something.. I just didn’t like waving the remote part for the Wii ver (anything involving gratuitous waggling is a put off like DKCR’s dashing rolling or ground thumping).

    • Testsubject909

      In Japan, they released the game on both PS3 and 360.

      Odds are, it’s just a timed exclusive. So don’t worry about it too much.

      • malek86

        I don’t think we’re gonna see the 360 version.

        I believe Konami wanted to bring the game in order to try and cash on the Move support (which wasn’t in the japanese version), because it might give the game a better chance of being recognized. There still aren’t too many Move games around, so it’s a chance for them. If it weren’t for Move, I doubt we would be seeing the PS3 version here either.

    • [The Hunter] Doomrider

      Some Konami rep said that they were looking into Kinect for this game, so maybe you should wait a bit.


      Found it:

      “We have, and are still tossing around ideas for linking NMH with the Kinect for Xbox 360 gamers, but since the Kinect is such a unique device, it’s a bit more difficult. This isn’t to say that the Kinect is a poor interface by any means, but more that in its uniqueness it requires a bit more care and planning to bring Travis to the Xbox 360. So if we were to do so, we’d need more time.”

      Then again, they might want to see how it fares on the PS3 before they bring it to the 360. If that’s the case, tough luck, because the game will probably fail in terms of sales.

      • SolidusSnake

        Doesn’t really sound like they plan on bringing the 360 version over, so I won’t get my hopes up. Thanks for the link, though.

  • Dear Sudo51,

    Gimme blood and guts or I’ll kick your fucking ass.

    Sincerely, Garyuu

  • Do we know 100% whether it’s uncensored or not? I am assuming it is, but I was wondering if there was any sort of confirmation yet. Either way, first day purchase.

    Although not because of the size of Travis’, er, sword.

  • nyrjin

    It doesn’t seem a valid business decision to ignore the 360 version for the US (and not Japan). I’m no businessman and I haven’t been real up-to-date on the console wars, but I’m pretty sure they could add some total sales and profit on that. On that note I wonder how differently coded the 360 and PS3 versions were.

    • Well, the latest press release says it’s a timed exclusive. Konami apparently is working on implementing Kinect with the 360 one(not mandatory), so that answers how they’re coded…

      • No, the latest press release doesn’t say that. The press release says “PS3 Exclusive.” However, in an interview, they said they were “looking into” whether or not they could implement Kinnect, in which case, they’d see about bringing it to the 360. So, the article quite accurately says that it’s PS3 only for now. It could remain that way forever or they could announce the 360 version after they’re done with the PS3 one. The press release, however, does not say what you’re claiming it says.

  • I still don’t have Move yet but I’m willing to get it for a 2nd dipping of NMH.

  • So they just add the support.. But, is it necessary to get the play station move?

    • No, from what I’ve read, you can play with either the Move or the Dual Shock 3.

  • PrinceHeir

    hell yeah :D probably one of my most anticipated games of 2011 ^^

    already bought th JP version, will be buying this also :D

    this is my one of my sole reason to buying Move, games like this, Dead Space 2, Resident Evil 5 really encourages you to buy move ^^

    all we need is games like Madworld, Red Steel, and the RE light games ^^

    please marvelous port No More Heroes 2 as No More Heroes 2 Paradise with the same features as the 1st one(very Sweet Mode, Dual Audio and subs to name a few) ^_____^

    • Aoshi00

      I thought I would really like playing RE5 w/ Move like RE4 on the Wii, that’s one of the main reasons I got it, but it turned out it wasn’t that fun to control, maybe the btns on the Move controller was too small other than the main btn, and the start btn is on the side, so I find it harder to play or aim.. maybe I didn’t calibrate well.. I imported the 360 ver too and liked the regular controller scheme, but the load times were pretty bad :(… Also I don’t know why they don’t let you turn on the Jpn subtitle while you have Jpn audio on, it can only be turned on only when you choose Eng audio, that was a bit annoying.. I want to read the Jpn sub while listening to the Jpn dialogue.. I prefer the Jpn dub, mainly Travis (Nakai Kazuya) and Sylvia (Inoue Marina).

      • puchinri

        I’ve been kind of wondering about how Move would translate with certain games. Was RE5 the only thing you’ve played with it?

        I really liked the English voices, but because I love the seiyuu for NMH (especially Travis’s and Sylvia’s), I really want to hear the Japanese dub while playing.

        • Aoshi00

          I’ve played a couple of Move games so far, they have many Move game demos up on PSN (like Little Big Planet, Echochrome 2, etc, I d/l’ed them but haven’t tried though). I got the Sports Champion bundle, so that’s the most fun so far motion very 1:1 and showcase Move’s strength, so is the PSN game Tumbler, very deep puzzle. Heavy Rain took some getting used to, but great once you get used to it, RE5 just didn’t play as well as the controller, I thought I would like it the most because of how great RE4 controlled on the Wii. Personally at this point, I prefer Kinect’s lineup, like Dance Central, Kinect Sports, Adventures, Fitness, and Kinectimals, even though they’re supposed to be “casual” games.

          Same here, I also liked the Eng voice acting (Travis swears too much), but the Jpn seiyuu are really good.

          • I was surprised by how much I liked Sports Champion. I actually use it as a workout now.

            Heavy Rain, though, I found gimmicky with Move controls, so I went back to the standard controller. I bought Move mostly for light gun games, but I’ll give it a try on NMH. I doubt, though, that I won’t just switch back to the standard controls after a bit.

          • puchinri

            Ah, I see. I was kind of mixed about both, but they’re both starting to sound more fun. (I think it’s been less the actual hardware and more the line-up and previously bad PR that put me off the most.)

            Hehe, Travis does swear too much. I started feeling really comically… cute or something? (I think reading the article about Suda saying how he’s like a kid in Nintendo Power put that in my head.)
            I’m looking forward to hearing more of the seiyuu. I really want to hear Shinobu’s voice more, since she’s my fav character. (And sadly, Inoue Marina is one of my fav seiyuu, but she voices the character I detest.)

      • PrinceHeir

        i think it has a different feeling due to how RE5 plays, for one it’s much slower than RE4 and the enemies aren’t as aggressive, yeah i watch the video of IGN they say it doesn’t play as RE4 not to mention why is the pointer not shown when your not aiming your weapon, i mean in RE4 the pointer is always there to indicate if your about to shoot something, in RE5 you have to guess where the pointer at which is annoying since i want to place some quick headshots as soon as i aim my weapon. ohhh i kinda wish the d-pad was on top of the move but that would be copying the wiimote to much so i guess they never bothered it.

        actually i bought the PS3 version instead. yeah the loading times a killer but they say they will improve the US/EU version with move support and extra content(sucks for JP users but they can patch it at anytime i think?)

        yeah Nakai Kazuya’s voice rocks but i never knew sylvia was Marina Inoue O_O though i barely played the game due to after hearing it was gonna in the states.

        i cannot wait for them to port No More Heroes Paradise 2, i want some No More Heroes bossfights also(maybe darkstar? :D) very sweet mode and dual audio with subs ^^

        • Aoshi00

          They said they patched it, but I didn’t feel the loading times getting any better, and I’m always worried it would freeze during one of the loading screens w/ the spinning star, so that’s annoying because I would really like to finish the first game which I never did on the Wii.. I love Inoue Marina’s Sylvia, so sexy and I don’t care for the French accent in the Eng .ver. I certainly hope they would port the 2nd game as well, but so far they didn’t do dual audio for the Jpn Wii ver yet.

          They do have the d-pad though, but it’s on the navigator controller instead of the move controller.. I also had a hard time aiming in RE5 w/ Move and felt the controller was easier, the opposite of RE4. I finished RE5 on 360 before, so the extra chapters can’t be unlocked in RE5 Gold until you finish the main game?

          At least the Dead Space Extraction port should play well w/ Move. I got the Wii game a long time ago but haven’t even opened it *.*…

          • PrinceHeir

            but the difference with the JP and US/EU is that they are actually improving the loading much more than the patch version on the JP one.

            i kinda like also Sylvia’s VA(same one that did lulu from FFX) ^^

            oh well but i’ll be trying the RE5 move once No More Heroes Paradise get’s released, already bought the Gold Edition(which is awesome ^^)

            yup, you can’t play Desparate Escape and Lost in Nightmares until you have finish the game 1 time.

            but Dead Space 2 also getting a Move compatible game is im really excited to play the game Move style :)

            You know what game that will drive people to buy a Move? it’s a toss of either a Red Steel 2 like game, Monster Hunter 4, Demon Souls 2, Dark Souls and my favorite Metal Gear Solid Rising.

            i would love to cut watermelons Move Style ^^

          • Wait? You can’t play those unless you’ve beaten the game? Does that apply to the DLC too? I just ask because I had beaten it a long time before the DLC ever came out, so I wasn’t aware of that, but that’s kinda lame that there’s DLC you can buy but can’t play until you fulfill certain conditions.

          • PrinceHeir

            yup. i have the PS3 RE5 Gold Edition, i was worried at first since i don’t see the games on the extra mode, ahh i kinda remember now. okay i’ll rundown it for you

            for Lost in the Nightmares = you have to see the cutscene where chris’s flashes back the with jill against wesker, once the cutscene is finished, the chapter will end saying you can now play Lost in the Nightmares

            for Desperate Escape = you have to finish the game 1 time since you it occurs during chris battle against wesker.

            once you unlocked those you can play them as many times as you want, i already finished both DLC and it unlocks Professional Mode or so.

            i think they did just so they can avoid spoilers in the game, but the Jill boxart alone is a spoiler O_O

          • Aoshi00

            Yea, I meant the Jpn ver, I’m pretty sure they would improve the load times otherwise it would be unplayable..

            You mean Sylvia’s Eng VA was LuLu from FFX? The accent sounds unique but weird, I don’t think they went w/ the accent in the original trailer.

            So RE5 Gold really needs you to finish the game first huh, I kind of figured that, it would be weird if the additional DLC chapters are available right off the bat for the spoilers like you said. I finished the game on 360, so I just felt impatient and don’t feel like playing the whole game again just to get to the two new chapters, I should’ve just d/l’ed the DLCs before instead of getting RE5 Gold, but I want the whole package on a disc..

            I got both Dead Space Extraction and Red Steel 2 alrdy and have the built-in plus remote, just too lazy to play them.. wonder if all these games would be ported to Move later, like the Trauma games, all w/ beefed up graphics.

            lol, cutting up people like watermelons w/ Move would be so brutal, Rising is definitely on my radar Move or no Move since I liked Raiden’s story. I think good there would be more worthwhile games coming out for both Move and Kinect.

          • PrinceHeir

            yup Paula Tiso is the english voice actor of both sylvia and lulu. ironically while we’re talking about RE Paula Tiso is married to Paul Mercier who’s the voice of Leon from RE4, Darkside Chronicles and Degeneration, i just learned it just now O_O

            oh but you’ll love the gold edition ^^ it has a nice box and all the content is on the disc :D

            ironically i bought Uncharted 2 GOTY 3 days ago thinking that all content was on the disc, i didn’t realize that you have to input a code sheet that comes with the manual the box to unlock all of them, i made a mistake by scratching the last 2 digit codes, now i can’t play the DLC content and i’ll have to buy another GOTY edition(which cost like $50) i know i made a mistake but it’s kinda stupid that they didn’t include all content on disc. i mean isn’t that what GOTY editions for? all content on disc? wow just wow.

            ohh i would love to play some Trauma games also :D yes i would love a Trauma game for the PS3 ^^

            yup2 actually after seeing Red Steel 2, i might just buy it for the wii, but knowing ubisoft they might port on Move so yeah

          • @PrinceHeir Well apparently Uncharted 2 almost couldnt fit on the Blu-Ray…so there would havent been enough space. It had been known in advance of release that the GOTY was gonna be full of codes. You didnt know? Though if I remember the three maps combined and the new mode shouldnt have been more than 1GB or 2 tbh.

          • PrinceHeir

            i guess it’s really my mistake in the first place since i didn’t research beforehand. so how the hell will uncharted 3 fit this november? maybe a dual blu ray layer perhaps?

            i think uncharted 2 GOTY is the only GOTY in PS3(as far as i know) that the content isn’t on disc. all of the GOTY like Batman Arkham Assylum, Elder Scrolls IV, Fallout 3, Dragon Age: Origins Ultimate Edition, Battlefield 2 Ultimate Edition, Little Big Planet GOTY, Borderlands GOTY and so.

  • …Guess I better get moving on completing the first one.

    • Aara_Malik_Davoodi

      This -is- the first one. If you complete it before playing this one, this one won’t be as cool since it wouldn’t’ be your first time going through everything

      • Oh yeah I can tell now that I’ve had several looks at the screenshots. Ugh the NMH development is quite the headache for me. Still the enchanced graphics looks fantastic.

  • Barrit

    I played this on the Wii already, but damn, only game that has me even considering buying the Move. NMH with Travis Touchdown Move controllers would be even nicer!

  • cmurph666

    This is the only reason why I’m buying PS Move.

    • Not the phenomenal Killzone 3, the innovating and fun Sorcery, the thought provoking and unique Heavy Rain, the current GOTY for 2011, LBP2, but…the PS3make of a Wii game, the NMH:P. I guess it is a highlight of the device though the game was just announced relatively recently. And I know I for one will be getting NMH:P on day 1!

      • You’re one to talk; you’d buy a NeoGeo if it had a Naruto game on it -.-

        And Heavy Rain isn’t that Unique: Shenmue did it 10 years ago.

      • Heavy Rain is an awesome game…with the standard controls. Playing it with a Move just felt gimmicky to me. Sorcery doesn’t look that interesting and I don’t want to play a FPS with a Move.

        Now, if you want to talk about what I’m excited for? Dead Space: Extraction and, one of these days, I’ll pick up Time Crisis. Love my light-gun games.

      • cmurph666

        Ugh. No. Not for any of those.

  • Ugh, I don’t care about silly motion support, just give me the 360 version on it’s own :

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