Anime freaks always make the best assassins.
If you like anime, professional wrestling, Beam Katanas, or cats,No More Heroes: Heroes' Paradise is the perfect game for you. If the crazy, Japanese-flavored action is overwhelming, don't panic -- IGN has all the information you need on this HD remake of one of the Wii's goriest titles. Read on to find out what No More Heroes: Heroes' Paradise is all about, and when you can find it in stores.
What is No More Heroes: Heroes' Paradise?
No More Heroes: Heroes' Paradise is a Japanese action game exclusive to the PlayStation 3. It follows an otaku (anime/game fan) named Travis Touchdown who's hell-bent on being the best assassin around.
Is this the first No More Heroes?
Heroes' Paradise is an HD, remastered version of the original No More Heroes, which first debuted on the Wii in 2008. Heroes' Paradise is mostly the same content, but it's presented in HD and boasts additional modes and bosses.
What's all this about, then?
You are Travis Touchdown. Travis is a huge fan of anime, manga, professional wrestling, and cute girls. When Travis gets his hands on a legitimate Beam Katana, he decides to enter the United Assassins Association and fight his way to the top, in hopes of being the Number 1 assassin. He's guided by the mysterious Sylvia, who is one of the flirtiest video game characters of all time.
How does Heroes' Paradise play?
Heroes' Paradise is split into three different sections. In his off-time between missions, Travis can explore the city of Santa Destroy and work odd jobs for a little extra cash. This cash can be used to buy sweet new t-shirts, or advanced Beam Katanas that can help him out in battle.
Once a new ranking match is arranged, Travis will then enter a mission and fight through a series of henchmen before reaching the final section of the No More Heroes experience: the boss battles. Each confrontation is different from the last, and features an outrageous boss character that will give Travis a run for his money.
What's new in Heroes' Paradise?
Besides the HD facelift, No More Heroes: Heroes' Paradise features new boss battles not found in the Wii version. It also includes a Rebout Mode so you can fight old foes multiple times, and a Viewer Mode to rewatch cutscenes. And considering the level of gore in those cutscenes, they're worth rewatching.
Do I have to use a PlayStation Move controller?
No. Heroes' Paradise does not require a Move controller, though this is a case where the game was originally designed with motion support, so a Move controller makes sense. If you abhor motion controls, you're free to plug in a DualShock and slice your foes down via traditional means.
What's the No More Heroes: Heroes' Paradise release date?
Heroes' Paradise will launch on August 16th, 2011. It's exclusive to the PlayStation 3.