New No More Heroes 2 vid: Sir Henry and the Bat-a-rangs

11:00 PM on 10.21.2009

Jonathan Holmes

Editor-in-Chief

Recent pre-release footage of No More Heroes 2 has been awesome, and it seems that the Shinobu/8-bit work-games videos from a few weeks ago were just the start of it. This new trailer gives us our first close look at the game's third playable character, the one and only Sir Henry. If you haven't finished the original No More Heroes, you may not know who this guy is, but trust me, he's cause for excitement.

Well, I guess I could be wrong about that, so let me ask you first: does a well dressed John Lennon look-a-like with a light saber fighting a pop idol-style happy girl armed with giant (and by giant, I mean five foot long) robot battle gloves sound exciting to you? How about poppies? How about Scottish accents, and poppies? You know what poppies mean right? They mean hallucinations, and anyone who has played through Batman: Arkham Asylum knows how awesome hallucination-enhanced 3D beat 'em ups can be.

Speaking of The Batman, take a close look at frames :34, :35, and :36, and you'll see a bat-a-rang fly across the bottom left side of the screen (see gallery for details). Now I seriously doubt that Batman will end up making a cameo in this game, but if anyone can make that happen, it's Suda51. Even if all we get is a Revenge of Shinobi-style imitation-Batman boss, I'll still be ecstatic. 

What do you guys think? Ready to pre-order yet?

[via IGN]

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