The over the top hitman action games No More Heroes and No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle two will be slashing their way onto steam this week for the first time. The series was released on the Wii years ago with the first game in the series having seen a port to PlayStation 3. This is a great time to get into the series if you are excited for No More Heroes 3, which should be hitting switch… Soon? I hope…
No More Heroes is a sarcastic and bizarre action game that follows the exploits of Travis Touchdown. As put by him in the first scene of the game, the story is as follows:
“I know a lot of gamers out there who don’t have much patience. ‘least that’s what Bishop the dude at the video store said. So I’m at the register and then I realize: I got no money! I was seriously broke! Why? ’cause I met this smoking hot chick last night at the deathmatch bar and MAN did she smell GOOD! So, being the gentleman I am, I bought her a drink. Anyhoo, I decided to get a job. The gig: assassinate ‘The Drifter’! So I went where I was supposed to and waited for the guy to show up. And there he was: this cat, well-dressed, cool. Couldn’t tell if he was the shit, or just plain old shit. Yeah, so he’s stylin’, fast, aggressive, and packin’ heat. Bada-bing. Or at least it was supposed to be. ‘Til she showed up. Her name: Sylvia Christel, an agent with this whatchyamacallit association. “Congratulations; you are certified as the 11th best hitman. How about getting rid of the 10 killers above you, and aim for the top?” I wanna be number one. How’s that? Short and simple enough for ya? It’s gonna be a long, hard road. But who knows? Could kick ass. Could be dangerous. Could totally suck. Whadaya say, bro? Join me. Let’s see how far we can take this. And for you there, holding the Wii Remote/controller right now, just press the A/○ (Circle)/START button. Let the bloodshed begin!”
From there he attempts to kill his way to the top of the charts. This includes a combination of taking goofy odd jobs so he can pay his entry fee so he can go after his targets, then slashing his way through hordes of bodyguards with his lightsaber-esque weapon. The sequel, in case you were worried, is pretty much the same. The game was well known for its cast of crazy characters which included Travis Touchdown, Bat Girl, Death Metal, and Letz Shake.
And if none of that convinces you that this game is on a whole other level, here is a very real trailer for the second game, featuring creator Suda 51 in a bathroom:
No More Heroes and No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle will be available through Steam on June 9th.