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No More Heroes updated to Version 1.1.1

Missing music returns

No More Heroes has been updated to Version 1.1.1. While we don't have full patch notes for this update, we do know that it brings back the missing K-entertainment music. If we get more notes on this update, we'll be sure to add them to this post.

No More Heroes 3 English voice cast revealed

Heroes and villains

Following yesterday's Nintendo Direct segment, Suda51 has revealed the English voice cast for No More Heroes 3. Check out the characters and their actors below.

Travis Touchdown: Robin Atkin Downes
Sylvia Christel: Paula Tiso
Henry Cooldown: Mark Allan Stewart
FU: Noshir Dalal
Damon Ricatello: Max Mittelman
Badgirl: Katheryn Fiore
Shinobu: Kimberly Brooks
Mr. Blackhole: Scott Whyte

It's worth noting that Quinton Flynn will not return as Henry Cooldown. The character is getting recast as Mark Allan Stewart this time around, but no reason for the change was given.

Suda51 content teased for today's Nintendo Direct

Well isn't that just the strawberry on the shortcake?

Today's Nintendo Direct is going to be roughly 50 minutes of Switch goodness, and the best part is, we don't have any idea what's going to be shown! So many surprises to see and reveals to smile about. While we still don't have concrete info on what to expect, it does seem that something from Suda51 is a lock.

Our friends at Dtoid recently posted up a snippet from a Suda51 interview, but it's a blurb from Dtoid themselves that is cause for excitement.

...be sure to tune into today's Nintendo Direct if you're a fan of Suda's. You won't be disappointed.

If there's something coming from Suda51 in today's Nintendo Direct, you'd have to imagine that it's No More Heroes 3 related. A new trailer, or perhaps a release date? I guess we'll find out in a few hours!

Suda51 shows off his Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury purchase

The man has excellent taste

Suda51 is busy working on No More Heroes 3, but that doesn't mean he can't have a bit of fun too! What does Suda51 do when he gets a bit of free time? It looks like he spends it playing Switch!

In the tweet above, Suda51 shows off his most recent gaming purchase. Looks like he's quite excited about Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury, as he's purchased the game and both the Cat Mario and Cat Peach amiibo! Now let's hope all this Nintendo fun doesn't get him too distracted from his work!

Thanks to Sligeach_eire for the heads up!

Marvelous says No More Heroes 1 and 2 on Switch saw strong sales in North America and Europe

Travis still has it!

No More Heroes 3 is coming to Switch later this year, and it's an exclusive for the platform. Nintendo fans no doubt have a special connection to the franchise, and it's clear they still hold those original titles near and dear years later.

Marvelous recently shared a sales update on a number of titles, including the ports of No More Heroes 1 and 2 to Switch. According to Marvelous, both titles saw strong sales in North America and Europe. Unfortunately, they didn't share specific sales figures.

Engine Software says No More Heroes I & 2 ports to Switch took about 6 months, explain why they chose the original Wii version

Travis touches down

Suda51 had been saying for quite some time that he wanted to see No More Heroes 1 & 2 come to Switch, and that actually happened last year thanks to a partnership with Engine Software. In an interview with NintendoEverything, Engine Software talks about how long those ports took.

It took us about five to six months start to finish of pure development time. So that excludes all legal steps and evaluation of the source material, and discussions about what we want the port to be.

Fans were surprised to see that the ports were of the original Wii games, rather than the HD versions that landed on PS3. Wondering why that decision was made? Engine Software has an explanation.

Suda-san was clear from the start he wanted to work off the Wii original versions. We briefly discussed adapting some of the changes made in Heroes Paradise into the original game but having looked at the differences between the versions it became clear early on that the PS3 version is very different from the Wii version (as low level as 3D models having more bones and a totally different naming convention). I think for the sake of style, it was a decision on an aesthetic level by Suda51 to use the originals (since there was no HD version of No More Heroes 2).

Debut trailer released for The Silver 2425

Two Suda classics in one

The Silver 2425 was announced for Switch awhile back, and today we're getting a first look at the upcoming release. This package includes remakes of Grasshopper Manufacture’s The Silver Case and The 25th Ward: The Silver Case. The Silver 2425 hits Switch in Japan on February 18th, 2021.

No More Heroes (Switch/PS3/Wii) Graphics & Framerate Comparison

Stylish as ever, Travis

No More Heroes hit the Switch last week, and both fans and newcomers have been diving in to see how Travis' journey started. Those who played the game on Wii remember it well, but just how improved is the Switch version? Check out the video above to see the Switch version compared to the Wii original, as well as the PS3/360 re-release.

Engine Software once again says they're interested in bringing Killer7 to Switch

Make it happen, Suda!

For awhile there, it seemed like Killer7 was going to get a Switch port. Unfortunately, it turned out that some information on a LinkedIn page was incorrect, and a port of the game was never in the works. That said, the team behind the PC port for the game said they'd be up for bringing it to Switch.

That team is Engine Software, and we now know that they've been quite busy. They're the company that handled the Switch ports of the just-released No More Heroes and No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle. The developers def know their way around the Switch and Suda's projects, so is there more of a chance now that Killer7 could make the jump over?

Nintendo Life talked to Engine Software's owner & VP of development, Ruud van de Moosdijk, who once again said nothing is in the works right now. The good news is that the team does seem willing to jump on the project if Suda requests it.

"As far as we know a Killer7 Switch version is currently not in the works. We have at least not discussed this with Suda-San. But who knows what the future brings? We have our hands full with Scott Pilgrim, TOCS4 and Ys IX but if Suda-San wants to work with us again we will of course always listen!"

Remasters of No More Heroes and No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle available now on Switch

No more waiting!

Torrance, Calif. – October 28, 2020 – Following this morning’s Nintendo Direct Mini reveal, XSEED Games, the independent-minded publishing brand of Marvelous USA, Inc., surprised fans with the North American launch of remastered versions of No More Heroes and No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle. The stylish cult classics from the imaginative mind of SUDA51 were previously released for the Nintendo Wii™ system in 2008 and 2010 respectively. Developed by Grasshopper Manufacture Inc. and Marvelous Inc., both titles are now available for the Nintendo Switch™ system digitally via the Nintendo eShop in North America. To celebrate the return of these beloved titles, XSEED Games is running a 10% launch discount off the $19.99 price for each game through November 14. The remastered titles feature a host of enhancements including HD textures, improved system font, additional language support, and more.

In No More Heroes, Travis Touchdown starts off as the #11 ranked assassin in the United Assassins Association (UAA), and with his trusty beam katana must face off against the world’s top 10 assassins. He rides the streets of Santa Destroy on his signature motorbike, the Schpeltiger, and packs an arsenal of pro-wrestling moves honed from years of watching wrestlers power bomb and body slam each other. It’s a long way to the top, but the all-American otaku won’t stop until he’s the #1 assassin in the world, baby!

No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle takes place three years after Travis achieves his goal of being the #1 assassin in the UAA. However, time has not been kind to him, and he finds himself falling down the ranks to #51. Adding to his problems is Skelter Helter, another assassin who has sworn revenge on Travis for the death of his brother. With his trusty beam katanas in-hand for twice the hacking and slashing, and teamed up with his allies Shinobu and Henry Cooldown, Travis is on a mission to reclaim his #1 position and fend off new challengers. An otaku at heart though, there’s always time for retro 8-bit minigames to help him earn some money and power up!

Developed by Grasshopper Manufacture Inc. and Marvelous Inc. and published by XSEED Games in North America on the Nintendo Switch™ system, the remastered versions of No More Heroes and No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle are available for purchase on the Nintendo eShop priced at $19.99 each with a 10% launch discount through November 14. Both titles have been rated “M” for Mature on Nintendo Switch by the ESRB.

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