We had been a little worried for Suda51's odd action game No More Heroes, nestled as it was in a February release slot, the same month as sure-to-be-mega-hit Super Smash Bros. Brawl. Would the unknown assassin be able to compete with the entire stable of Nintendo characters? Would Wii owners ...

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Perhaps "cooler" isn't the best word to use, since comics tend to be associated with, well, nerdy lifestyles. Fortunately, though, this is a video games blog, meaning that we completely eat up geek culture like it's delicious candy. The folks over at Grasshopper Manufacture seem to understand this...

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There is just too much awesome in this video preview for No More Heroes. Immediately after watching it, we had to turn off all of the lights, shut all of the curtains tight and lay down on our floor in the dark, going back over all of the greatness in our minds. Then, we got up and watched the trai...

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Grasshopper Manufacture CEO Goichi "Suda 51" Suda has made himself a target for fans angered by a recent display of perceived censorship in the European version of upcoming sword swinger, No More Heroes. Much like its Japanese counterpart, No More Euros has been scrubbed clean of blood, rewarding ...

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A recent announcement that Europe would be getting a bloodless version of No More Heroes didn't go down well with many of our bloodthirsty commenters. At the time, PAL publisher Rising Star Games refused to reveal what was behind the decision, but more light was shed on the omission earlier today...

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Hearing about No More Heroes' unsuccesful launch in Japan was enough to break our Suda-loving hearts, and make us really believe that the world is severely lacking in heroes. Fortunately, we were wrong. Kotaku reader Frank decided to show his support and respect for Suda51 with this Wii, which is a...

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While we're glad that Rising Star will be distributing No More Heroes to Europe and Australia, some European (and yes, probably Australian) gamers might be peeved to know that the version of the game they get will be blood-free. Games Radar asked publisher Rising Star if this decision had anything...

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Director Suda 51 established one cold hard fact with his 2005 sleeper hit, Killer 7: every living person is composed of chunks of blood that explode jubilantly, like a blood piñata, when that person is killed. Though it contradicts the professional opinions of most anatomists, we are string...

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The first ten minutes of the game, to be exact. So, if you're the kind of person who doesn't like to see a game before you play it, then you might want to check out some of our other stories. If such things don't bother you, then feast your eyes on the video above. We just fell in love with Travis ...

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The TV ad for No More Heroes has 100% less nude women, as it foregoes the print ad campaign and strives to sell the game to the viewer by playing up the whole beam katana aspect of the game. Oh, how we loves us some beam katana. But, as with all Japanese ads, it's pretty short, so keep that in mind...

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We know that you were impressed by the opening video for No More Heroes, because, well, you told us so. The people behind the game must have degrees in tease-ology, though, because now you can download music samples from No More Heroes at the game's official website. Even though they aren't full t...

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No More Heroes may be too hard (for wusses), but if you think that means we're going to stop our blatantly ridiculous amount of coverage for this game, you're wrong. In fact, after hearing about the difficulty (even if it was a fake translation), we're more pumped than ever. Our latest updat...

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Famitsu recently reviewed Suda 51's No More Heroes and we're glad to say the game received some good marks. But, even though the game was received well by the Famitsu folk, they still found one problem with it: it might be a tad bit too hard. See, the game is supposedly too tough for the Wii's casua...

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No More Heroes, being somewhat of an open-world game, will have a mission-based structure. Famitsu has revealed three of the mission types. They may be the only mission types found in the game -- we don't really know. Two of the three mission types fall under the obvious category of "hitting peopl...

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We've gotten so used to seeing No More Heroes in tiny screenshots on Japanese websites that these full-size screens are jarring to us. We had kind of forgotten what the game looked like in its actual resolution. While the geometry is simplistic and there are some jaggies and stuff, No More Heroes,...

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Good times come February, friends. By then we'll have officially given up on our New Year's Resolutions, making way for more decadent, artery-clogging food, and Goichi Suda's bizarre, frightening No More Heroes will be hitting US shelves. No More Heroes releases on December 6th in Japan, and leadi...

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Is it a good idea to make a costume and custom-built beam katana prop based on an unreleased game that may not turn out to be any good? Not at all! Is it an awesome idea? HOLY CRAP YES. This No More Heroes Travis Touchdown costume from .ed is the antidote to yesterday's WarioWare cosplay. The jac...

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Some new gameplay info came out about our favorite upcoming Wii game (Super What-io What-axy?), No More Heroes, in the form of a seeming underworld connection to get Travis Touchdown some special moves. Apparently he can collect "Lovikov Balls" around Santa Destroy. Returning these items to the ma...

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You'll be able to acquire VHS cassettes featuring music videos in No More Heroes, for viewing back at Travis's nerdtacular home (on an apparently tiny TV, judging from our hero's posture.) The first such video to be revealed is Genki Rockets' "Heavenly Star," which is appropriately nerdy for inclu...

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The events of No More Heroes are catalyzed by Travis Touchdown's purchase of a beam katana in an online auction. Now preordering the game will enable Japanese gamers to reenact that part of the story, in miniature, and probably without the subsequent murders. The "beam katana accessory" will be g...

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