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No More Heroes 2 to have two UK versions

No More Heroes 2 to have two UK versions

The uncensored version of the original No More Heroes was very graphic, but unavailable in the UK.

Grasshopper Manufacture has confirmed that the sequel to last year's slash 'em up No More Heroes will be getting two different UK releases to help please fans who want an extra-gory version.

The original version of No More Heroes was an extra-gory and in-your-face game that had buckets of blood, harsh language and men on toilets - though a lot of this was toned down for the UK version after pressure from the BBFC about the needless violence. Suda 51 is now hoping that by offering two versions of the game the sequel will be able to keep all the fans happy.

"We won't be able to make the same game for all territories," Suda 51 said in interview with Eurogamer at the Tokyo Game Show. "For Europe, we're going to release two versions. One extreme version, and one with less violence."

The sequel, called No More Heroes: Desperate Struggle, doesn't look to be toning down the full-on presentation either. There'll still be lots of dismemberment and toilets.

"The last time I did a European press tour, everyone asked me this," the eccentric creator said. "With No More Heroes 2 we want to please the fans too. I want the European users to be able to experience the extreme version."

The original No More Heroes scored 8/10 in our full review, though we still think it's a good game for any Wii gamer who wants something a bit more serious than Wii Play.

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mikeuk2004 10th October 2008, 12:58 Quote
they are making a sequal to that terribal game? urgh I feel dirty.
themax 10th October 2008, 14:53 Quote
Has the game even broken the 500,000 barrier? Granted, not all games are made with platinum status in mind but given it's poor sales on the Wii, I was hoping the much hyped game would jump to 360 or PS3.

Don't get me wrong though, I loved the game on Wii, but it honestly did not feel at home on the console; and is probably why it didn't sell well.
Veles 10th October 2008, 15:07 Quote
Sounds incredibly costly, everyone will get the gory version and the censored version will be left on the shelves.
Kamakazie! 10th October 2008, 19:31 Quote
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Originally Posted by themax
Has the game even broken the 500,000 barrier? Granted, not all games are made with platinum status in mind but given it's poor sales on the Wii, I was hoping the much hyped game would jump to 360 or PS3.

Don't get me wrong though, I loved the game on Wii, but it honestly did not feel at home on the console; and is probably why it didn't sell well.

It sold incredibly well for such a low budget game with a niche style. It is Suda/Grasshoppers biggest selling game by a long, long way.
To make the same game on the 360/PS3 would cost magnitudes more and probably sell very few extra copies simply because it would still be a low budget title for those consoles.
MajestiX 12th October 2008, 17:10 Quote
low budget games don't require much sales to make profit compare to high budget block busters.

it's not a numbers game, there's plenty of games that deserve gold or plat based on % of sales compare to cost of production.

but marketers and people like big numbers you'll see less of the gem of a game.
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