No More Heroes HD remake scraps Xbox 360, becomes PS3 exclusive

The anticipated remake of Wii critical-darling No More Heroes was initially planned to be available on the Xbox 360 and PS3, but now it seems like it'll just be made for Sony's console, complete with PlayStation Move support.

Fundamentally, No More Heroes: Heroes' Paradise will be identical to the original No More Heroes Wii game. That is, the story and all major gameplay elements are going to remain unchanged.

However, there will be some changes. First, of course, is the completely redone visual presentation. All of the game's graphics have been upgraded into full HD and video rendering has been optimized for the PS3's more powerful hardware.

Above: Side-by-side - No More Heroes (Wii) on the left, No More Heroes: Heroes' Paradise (PS3) on the right

Additionally, two new modes will be added. Rebout Mode will let players go back to any of the game's previous head-to-head battles and replay them, while Viewer Mode opens up all cutscenes to allow users to view them on-demand.

Publisher Konami will likely be ensuring some other cosmetic or minor functional changes throughout the game based on feedback from the Wii version, but for the most part, this is a game for those who didn't play the original on the Wii, or huge fans who want to re-experience everything in HD. We've got high hopes for the game's success on the PS3.

Konami didn't give any indication as to why the Xbox 360 version is now excluded, but it could have something to do with the game being easier to translate to Move. Sony's motion wands will make it possible to have roughly the same Wii motion control experience - Kinect's hand-waving may have been more difficult to match up.

However, since the game was in development before Move was released, it's also fully functional with regular PS3 controls. Players will have the option of which control scheme they want to use.

[Source: Total PlayStation]

Oct 27, 2010

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  • QWERTYCommander - October 28, 2010 9:30 p.m.

    The Sony fanboy inside me is laughing. *punches stomach*
  • KidKatana - October 28, 2010 10:45 a.m.

    @ elpurplemonkey There's a little graphics whore in all of us. I played the crap out of this game on Wii, but I'm so so up for doing it all again with shiny new graphics and trophies, not to mention the Very Sweet mode that is bafflingly being ignored by this website. I'm holding out on buying the sequel in the hopes of another PS3 upgrade...
  • elpurplemonkey - October 28, 2010 6:31 a.m.

    I'll definitely play this now that it's coming to the PS3. I have a Wii, but c'mon.... did you see that screen-shot comparison? Call me a graphics whore but it makes a big difference.
  • Ganonpork - October 28, 2010 2:14 a.m.

    XD ima buy the shit outta this game, my second favorite game only to the sequel
  • DanteofFlorence - October 28, 2010 2:06 a.m.

    oh i may have to get this. NMH looked like fun on the wii, so im anxious to give it a try.
  • garfunkling - October 28, 2010 12:37 a.m.

    oh come the hell on! If they can do the ps3 version wouldn't the 360 be easier to make?
  • ThatGuyFromTV - October 27, 2010 11:47 p.m.

  • Shadowsedge117 - October 27, 2010 11:47 p.m.

    I'm excited about this. No More Heroes was one of those games I wanted to buy if/when I got a Wii. But it sounds like this will be the superior version, so consider me interested. This might even make me get Move. Now if only they did this for Okami, Resi 4, and Madworld...
  • RonnyLive19881 - October 27, 2010 11:45 p.m.

    WTF How is it PS3 exclusive when the game is on the Wii too? GR, I thought you got over your "Nintendo hate" phase...
  • bigwill1982 - October 27, 2010 9:41 p.m.

    as mad as i "could" get i actually see why it got scrapped. the move controls are identical to the wii controls. so i honestly can't be mad at that. I don't need HD to enjoy a game its just a perk.
  • zanthox - October 27, 2010 9:36 p.m.

    caaaaaaan noooooooot waaaaiiiiit!!!
  • CancerMan - October 27, 2010 9:05 p.m.

    Well I was waiting for the 360 version, but I guess I'll dust off the old Wii.
  • shadowreaper72 - October 27, 2010 8:51 p.m.

  • thedonut - October 27, 2010 8:44 p.m.

    I loved this game on the Wii. I might just buy it again when I'm financially stable. Still have yet to play NMH2
  • nightmare17 - October 27, 2010 8:44 p.m.

    lame.... I was looking forward to renting this game but I guess I'll just have to pass on it now.
  • postITgamer - October 27, 2010 8:27 p.m. it can fail a second time.
  • 510BrotherPanda - October 27, 2010 8:26 p.m.

    NMH is a fun series that needed more attention... I can never get enough of "old lady" Dr. Naomi's cleavage shots. And now that it's going to be in HD, more people can experience it/them. Never really liked Sylvia though. Prissy useless b****.
  • bass88 - October 27, 2010 8:20 p.m.

    @McFleischwurst I think the reason why Prince Of Persia HD is only on 360 is because Sony requested it. As to why it's only Europe, I don't have a clue.
  • Dullshimmer - October 27, 2010 8:17 p.m.

    Maybe they heard that Microsoft doesn't think too highly of HD remakes (shrugs)
  • db1331 - October 27, 2010 8:10 p.m.

    @Tyler Yeah I wasn't trying to bash the game, I was just always under the impression that its sales figures were pretty disappointing. Low sales doesn't always equal a bad game though (Okami).

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