No More Heroes 2 details emerge, courtesy of Nintendo Power

Whether or not you think Suda51 makes good games, it is an undeniable fact that the guys makes interesting games. That’s enough for me to justify posting some new details about the sequel last year’s No More Heroes, gleaned from the latest issue of Nintendo Power by Tiny Cartridge‘s Eric Caoli. Verily, he’s doing the Lord’s work on this brilliant Sunday morning.

These plot details may be considered spoilers, so be aware. Here goes:

  1. Shinobu, the teen assassin from the original game, will return in NMH2: Desperate Struggle as a playable character. Her fighting style will significantly differ from Travis’, as she moves faster and can even jump. You can’t play as her whenever you want, though.
  2. Suda expects NMH2 to have around 50 boss battles. He comments, “… we didn’t just want you to be fighting them as the same character again and again. By allowing the player to use a different character we can change up the tempo and offer more surprises. “
  3. Travis’ primary reason for taking on the United Assassins Association again is to avenge the death of his best friend from the first game, Bishop. 

I don’t know if there’s anyone not foaming at the mouth for No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle. Except, y’know, the people that didn’t like the first one. For what’s it’s worth, I’m looking forward to it. If you need more convincing, check out this trailer. In a brilliant move, Nintendo Power has made their features available online in hi-res .jpgs. Read NP‘s interview with Grasshopper Manufacture’s Suda 51, in its entirety, partiality here.

Oh, and I’m sorry, but if you gave Shinobu some fierce rabbit ears, you’d have Fran from Final Fantasy XII staring you in the face. Actually, that’s a great idea for a mash-up, or some slash fiction.

brb, pitching a game to Suda51.

[Via TinyCartridge; image by The-Switcher]

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