Suda51 has spoken a bit about his involvement in No More Heroes: Desperate Struggle. This time around, Suda will be in the role of ‘executive director’, while Toshihiro Fujikawa is the main director. Not to worry though…Toshihiro Fujikawa was the assistant director of No More Heroes, and Suda will again write the script for the sequel, just as he did with the original.
Suda also opened up a bit to discuss more of the story in No More Heroes: Desperate Struggle. Nothing major, but a bit of an elaboration on what we’ve heard thus far.
“This time, Travis [Touchdown] is looking for revenge. It’s a serious fight this time, and the word shito reflects that. There’s a series of Japanese movies called Jingi Naki Tatakai that are about the yakuza. They’re really famous in Japan — sort of the equivalent of The Godfather. They focus on the relationships between members of the Yakuza. The subtitle for the second one is Hiroshima Shito Hen. That roughly translates to The Desperate Struggle of Hiroshima. Inspired by that, I wanted No More Heroes 2 to be The Desperate Struggle of Santa Destroy. There’s a really intense fight in Hiroshima Shito Hen, and I wanted to sort of recreate that in No More Heroes 2.”